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Quick Takes: Intrusion detection extends to Solaris

Quick Takes: Intrusion detection extends to Solaris

StormWatch now Solaris-friendly

Intrusion detection software developer Okena announced this week that its flagship StormWatch product now supports Sun's Solaris operating system. StormWatch for Solaris is a non-signature based products, meaning user's of Sun's Unix operating system do need to download updates for the product. StormWatch's Intercept Correlate Rules Engine (INCORE) defends against known and unknown threats. It correlates the behavior of system calls to file, network and dynamic run-time executables and allows or denies decisions based on a user's security policy. The product comes with a single management console that enables policy and agent kit creation and modification for Solaris and Windows agents. Okena StormWatch for Solaris will be available in May.

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Guidance shines up its forensics software

Guidance Software announced that it has added tools for data selection, acquisition and analysis to its EnCase forensics software. EnCase 3.2 beefed up is Palm file access, added new support for LBA48 and direct HDD access. It also now allows direct import of National Software Reference Library hash sets. Also, Guidance's Escript forensic and data analysis scripting language has new editor features and supports the mounting of compound files. Escript's API allows investigators to build customizable and reusable scripts. EnCase comes with an intuitive GUI that forensic investigators use to manage large volumes of data, including deleted files, file slack and unallocated space.

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St. Bernard, eEye bundle security products

St. Bernard Software and eEye Digital Security announced a deal to bundle eEye's Retina network security scanner with St. Bernard's UpdateExpert remediation product. The bundled software scans enterprise networks for vulnerabilities, then applies required remedies. Retina is a network security audit tool, assessment scanner that examines any network machine on the Internet, intranet and extranet looking for exisiting vulnerabilities. It also checks for compliance to security policies. UpdateExpert guides administrators through the patching and fixing process.

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SonicWall upgrades firmware

SonicWall announced a firmware upgrade for its line of Internet security appliances that extends remote access capabilities and secures distributed networks. SonicWall firmware 6.3 features include user level authentication that controls VPN access at the user level; network address translation ensuring VPN connectivity. Uptime enhancements include bandwidth management of outbound network traffic for optimal Internet use; e-mail attachment blocking that protects against viruses, worms; and integration with Websense and N2H2 content filtering. The SonicWALL AutoUpdate feature automatically notifies current, registered users of SonicWALL Internet security appliances that firmware 6.3 is available then enables easy installation with a "one-click" download wizard.

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Central Command releases AV product for Linux

Central Command has made available its Vexira Antivirus for Linux servers and workstations. The product includes virus protection applications that combine high-speed virus scanning and virus detection technology that protects against DOS, Windows, Linux, OS/2 and Unix-based viruses. Vexira loads up to 20 real-time virus protection daemons to be loaded in memory, sharing virus scanning and reducing performance problems. Additional features include: automatic virus removal and renaming, e-mail notifications to system administrators, custom report creation, automatic updating, definable path protection and archive virus scanning. Vexira is available now and single workstation licenses start at $39.95 and servers at $349.95.

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White House security guru speaking at Vanguard conference

White House Critical Information Protection Board vice president Howard A. Schmidt will deliver the keynote address the Vanguard Enterprise Security Expo 2002, running from June 23-28. The expo is an educational conference on every aspect of information security issues and technology. Schmidt will speak on computer forensics and information assurance. Additional Expo topics include single sign-on, forensics, digital signatures, e-business security, firewalls, intrusion management, penetration testing, virus protection, NT/2000 security, PKI and more.

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