Access "Product Review: Cymphonix's Network Composer"
This article is part of the October 2008 issue of Security 7 Award winners sound off on key information security issues
WEB SECURITY Network Composer REVIEWED BY JOEL SNYDER Cymphonix Price: $1,095 to $27,995, depending on model Network Composer is a security and visibility appliance focused on controlling and monitoring end user traffic passing through the network perimeter to the Internet. We tested the DC10, Cymphonix's smallest appliance, supporting 250 users. Administration/Management B Network Composer classifies users (or systems) into groups, to which it applies rules. Rules can include application blocking and traffic shaping, as well as antimalware threat protection and URL-based content filtering. It strikes a good balance between too much flexibility and ease of use, with a strong set of default policies and groups. For example, it defines seven groups, ranging from "deny access" to "monitor only," in which you can move users and systems, all with predefined access control policies. Groups can be defined based on the normal IP and subnet definitions you'd expect, or user information stored in Active Directory, which requires a small client on each workstation. ... Access >>>
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