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June 2007

Product review: RedSeal Systems' RedSeal Security Risk Manager

RISK MANAGEMENT RedSeal Security Risk Manager REVIEWED BY ADAM HOSTETLER RedSeal Systems Price: Starts at $25,000 @exb @exe Your network produces a flood of information that could tell you where your business is at greatest risk. But how do you sort through it all and determine exactly how your critical assets are threatened? RedSeal's Security Risk Manager (SRM) enables security administrators to model and manage threats to those corporate assets and network infrastructure. The appliance transforms network device configurations, vulnerability data and system value ratings into a graphical view that shows how systems can be compromised. Setup and Configuration B Setup is fairly easy. We hooked up the serial cable, ran a few configuration commands and installed the SRM Java administrative application through our browser (only Windows is supported). SRM generates risk and threat maps based on imported device configurations and vulnerability data. SRM supports popular network devices out of the box, including Cisco IOS, Cisco PIX5/...

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