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Quick Takes: LANguard unique among intrusion detection

Quick Takes: LANguard unique among intrusion detection

GFI launches host-based intrusion-detection tool

GFI's new LANguard Security Event Log Monitor is a centralized event log security analyzer that retrieves event logs from servers and workstations and sends alerts to system administrators if an intrusion is detected. LANguard is unlike traditional intrusion-detection systems that sniff network traffic and can fall victim to switched traffic, IP encryption and high-speed data transfers. LANguard, instead, scans Windows NT/2000 event logs for security events and compares them to a rule base rather than a previous attack pattern stored on a database. Those events include: failed object access to confidential files, logon failures occurring in the network, user accounts changes and additions, successful logon of a user outside office hours and more. In addition to alerting administrators, LANguard archives security events in a centralized location for future forensic analysis.

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Securant extends relationship with BEA Systems

Securant Technologies announces an extension of its relationship with BEA Systems to provide interoperability between Securant's ClearTrust SecureControl access management system and BEA WebLogic Portal 4.0. Enterprises will be able to protect transactions conducted over the portal using ClearTrust SecureControl. Securant's new support includes BEA WebLogic E-Business Platform. The new integration will be ready for Fall shipment. By natively integrating with the BEA WebLogic Portal, Securant will enable BEA customers to centrally set, enforce and manage the security policies that govern user authentication, authorization and single sign-on for all their portal resources from one system. ClearTrust SecureControl?s Detector functionality prevents application misuse and fraud by proactively monitoring, identifying and taking countermeasures against suspicious activity on BEA-based systems.

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Biodata eases PKI setup

Biodata Information Technology announced PKI Business Server, a PKI product for small and medium enterprises that allows them to set up a full PKI environment within one hour, according to Biodata. Biodata PKI Business Server includes a certificate authority with a Web-based administration console as well as a HTTP keyserver. Installation woes have slowed PKI adaptation, according to industry observers. The Biodata PKI Business Server is optimized for Microsoft Outlook and Microsoft Exchange environments. It allows central generation and certification of keys and certificates. During the setup process, the administrator answers a set of basic questions required to generate the certificate authority root keys. Biodata PKI Business Server runs on Microsoft Windows 2000 servers and integrates in any Windows-based infrastructure.

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IDC: McAfee anti-virus software market-share leader

IDC's recent "Worldwide Anti-virus Software Market Forecast and Analysis 2001-2005" names McAfee as the market-share leader of anti-virus software worldwide. According to IDC, McAfee holds 29% of the worldwide market share. In the 1999 enterprise space, McAfee holds 45% of the market. The report measures revenue and market share percentages for several security markets and includes a five-year forecast of the industry.

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