ANTI-VIRUS console TO MANAGE MAC NETWORKS Information security specialist Symantec plans to offer a web-based console to centrally administer anti-virus protection for Macintosh systems used inside organisations with multiple computer operating platforms. The console will be available in November to licensed users of Symantec's Norton AntiVirus for Macintosh 9.0 product. Information technology administrators will be able to manage the most critical functions for distributing and updating desktop computers protected with Norton AntiVirus for Macintosh 9.0. They will be able to audit the machine name, location, software version installed and latest virus definitions update of each Apple Macintosh computer on their network. The console is also being designed to provide a view of the most recent viruses found on each Macintosh within the network, along with the 10 most prevalent viruses. Stephen Cullen, Symantec's senior vice-president for security products and solutions, said that organisations with heterogeneous Windows-based personal computers and Macintosh systems would now be able fully to 'confirm that their Macs are protected and their network is secure'. Licensed users of other Symantec enterprise anti-virus products will receive information on how to request the CD for the web console. MOTORCYCLE HELMET lets you talk on the wild side A stylish, wireless-capable helmet built with Motorola technology will soon allow motorcycle riders to stay connected while they scoot around town. Motorola has teamed up with Milan-based clothing, footwear and accessories maker Momodesign to create what the two companies claim is the world's first Bluetooth-enabled motorcycle helmet. The helmet is built with Motorola's HS810 wireless headset, which seamlessly connects with any Bluetooth-enabled mobile phone. This means riders will no longer get tangled up in awkward wires getting on and off their bikes. There is also no need to break conversation when getting off the bike - just remove the headset module from the helmet, attach it to the neck loop and continue talking. Available from the first quarter next year, the helmet has a noise-reducing microphone. Call functions (answer, end, redial, voice dial and volume) can be made from the cover on the helmet.