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April 2005

Rights of Passage

BAKEOFF Our tests found that endpoint security products will enforce policy and manage network access. Their differences are in the details. Test Bed: About This Bakeoff We tested Check Point Software Technologies' Check Point Integrity 5.0, ENDFORCE's ENDFORCE Enterprise 1.5, InfoExpress' CyberGatekeeper 3.0, Senforce's Endpoint Security Suite 3.0, StillSecure's StillSecure Safe Access 2.0 and Sygate's Sygate Secure Enterprise 4.1. Our test network included a Windows Server 2003, two Windows XP Professional workstations, two Fedora Core 2 Linux workstations, and the latest versions of SQL server and IIS. The latest OS and application patches were applied. The entire network was placed on a Cisco 2924 XL-EN managed switch. The central policy server's installation was attempted using only the vendor-provided documentation. We conducted a complete security assessment of each policy server and workstation for agent-based products using a variety of tools, including but not limited to Nessus, BlackWidow, N-Stealth and Winhex. ...

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  • Rights of Passage

    Our tests found that most endpoint security products will enforce policy and network access. Their differences are in the details.

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