Storage Clips: CA patches backup software hole

CA has released patches to fix a serious security flaw in its backup software; Overland to acquire a primary storage vendor.

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CA patches backup software hole
Computer Associates International Inc. (CA) issued software patches this week to fix a serious security flaw in its backup software products. The vulnerability, first announced by the French Security Incident Response Team on Wednesday, lies in CA's BrightStor ARCserve Backup Agents and BrightStor Enterprise, and means an intruder could gain full control over the system that runs the backup software.

Overland plans primary storage acquisition
According to comments by Overland Storage Inc. president and CEO Christopher Calisi, tape- and disk-based backup appliance manufacturer Overland plans to acquire a primary storage vendor. An announcement on the acquisition is planned on or before Aug. 15, the date of its fiscal 2005 financial report.

QLogic to support Mac OS X
QLogic Corp. has announced that its SANblade Fibre Channel host bus adapters, SANbox switches and SANsurfer software now support Mac OS X and the Xsan file system.

AOL acquires Xdrive
America Online Inc. announced yesterday that it has acquired Xdrive Inc., a startup that manages online "virtual" hard drives for desktop users. A company spokesperson for AOL said yesterday that Xdrive's middleware would be incorporated into AOL's services for members, including e-mail, online photo albums and other file sharing systems. Xdrive will be a wholly-owned subsidiary of AOL under the Digital Services business unit.

Brocade slips for second consecutive quarter
Shares of Brocade Communications Systems Inc. fell nearly 12% Wednesday after the network equipment supplier warned it would report a loss in the third quarter and that revenue would fall well short of its forecast. Brocade has missed its guidance for the second quarter in a row, with preliminary results showing revenue down by around 20% year-on-year.

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