Symantec automates incident management

Storage
Symantec introduces Symantec Security Information Manager 4.5
Symantec Corp. announced Symantec Security Information Manager 4.5, providing customers the foundation of an IT governance and compliance program by automating the incident management lifecycle. Symantec Security Information Manager assists customers in mitigating IT risk by reporting on the effectiveness of IT security controls and enabling IT administrators to respond to security threats and incidents in network environments.

Symantec Security Information Manager 4.5 delivers integrated event archiving and management, compliance reporting and administration of enterprise deployments. Customers are able to build a repeatable and documented incident response program and are provided built-in report templates that can be customized, scheduled and distributed automatically.

Symantec Security Information Manager 4.5 provides customers long-term retention of logs for forensic and compliance mandates. In order to lower total cost of ownership, numerous storage options are now available including: DAS, SAN, and NAS. Symantec Security Information Manager also provides an infrastructure monitoring user interface and user management through Active Directory integration and roles management.

Security operation centre (SOC) analysts are able to respond to the critical security threats in customer environments. Customers are offered an automated workflow through built-in ticketing or enterprise connectivity to helpdesk solutions. Symantec delivers comprehensive coverage of customer environments by offering data collection from more than 100 event sources that ensure critical assets are covered.

Licensing and Availability
Symantec Security Information Manager 4.5 is available in an appliance form factor through Symantec’s worldwide network of value-added resellers, distributors and systems integrators. Organizations seeking a reseller or distributor should contact Symantec at http://enterprisesecurity.symantec.com.
Networking
ComBrio launches VSI 3.0 for remote secure support
ComBrio Inc. announced the general availability of ComBrio Virtual Service Infrastructure (VSI), Version 3.0.

VSI provides enterprises with a single, centralized access control point for its remote service providers. Simultaneously VSI reduces the time consuming security and deployment complexities confronting remote service providers. VSI 3.0 enables enterprises to reinforce their existing security and compliance policies by controlling third-party authentication, authorization and audit trails.

A key feature of Version 3.0 addresses the complex security and deployment issues plaguing service providers as they try to meet their enterprise customers’ needs. Version 3.0 utilizes a single outbound port for communications between the service organization and its remote sites, resulting in a dramatic reduction in deployment time. It delivers the following key features and benefits.

  • Eliminates the need for any manual changes in the enterprise’s network or firewall.
  • Removes the risks associated with connecting untrusted networks by utilizing a Directed Circuit.
  • Delivers a centralized control platform, improving efficiency and reducing costs for the enterprise.
  • Provides accountability and traceability to both the enterprise and the service provider.

FireDaemon Trinity manages Windows Services across enterprise

FireDaemon Trinity allows you to control, manage and install Windows services from one centralized location.

Developed by FireDaemon Technologies Ltd., FireDaemon Trinity v2.0 for Windows 2000, XP, 2003 and Vista is designed to simplify service management across the enterprise. The program allows you to connect to workstations and servers across your network or the Internet and view, start, stop and manage Windows services using legacy Windows connectivity methods such as RPC or via much more secure methods such as HTTPS/SOAP. Trinity also allows you to connect to these remote machines via Remote Desktop Protocol and allows you to write plugins to perform custom actions and tasks.

The Trinity Enterprise Management Console allows you to:

  • Connect to multiple 32-bit and 64-bit machines simultaneously
  • Enumerate, edit and control Windows services on the local and remote machines
  • Connect to remote machines via RPC or HTTPS/SOAP and control via WMI
  • Install custom services locally or remotely
  • Interoperates with FireDaemon Pro

The Trinity Web Server allows you to:

  • Manage services remotely via web browser
  • Setup secure HTTPS/SOAP layer for remote management
  • Deliver service status and other statistical information via RSS

The Trinity Service Runner allows you to:

  • Run any application program as a Windows services
  • Provides “set and forget” capability ensuring your application program is running 24/7
  • Monitors your application for failure and takes corrective action as appropriate
  • Schedule when your service runs

Pricing
FireDaemon Trinity v2.0 GA: US$95 per workstation or server (volume discounts available)
FireDaemon Trinity v2.0 OEM Redistributable Licence: US$995
FireDaemon Trinity v2.0 GA Enterprise Licence: US$1995

For trial copy
Download a 30-day trial copy from http://trinity.firedaemon.com

Networking

10-Strike announces 10-Strike Network Inventory Explorer 1.2
10-Strike Software has released a tool for building the inventory of hardware and software installed on network computers, 10-Strike Network Inventory Explorer 1.2. The program helps system administrators view computers’ configurations remotely, generate various reports and plan upgrades.

10-Strike Network Inventory Explorer finds out which processors are running in network computers, how much memory is installed, who uses flash drives, etc. A system administrator can get information on installed software including information on operating system, hotfixes and programs included in the startup. The program uses WMI technology and does not require installing any additional software on users’ computers. Thus, it is quite easy to employ 10-Strike Network Inventory Explorer even in huge networks.

10-Strike Network Inventory Explorer 1.2 is available at http://www.10-strike.com/networkinventoryexplorer/ for free download. The cost of registering the program is US$99.95 for the licence for working with 25 computers database.

System Requirements:

  • A standard PC with Windows 95/98/ME/NT4/2000/XP with WMI support
  • Network (DCOM, RPC must be allowed in the firewall)

ZaTelnet launches Telnet/SSH client tool for smart phones

ZaTelnet has released ZaTelnet Professional 1.1, a protocol client designed for network system administrators, end users and Web designers, working with Unix/Linux/BSD systems. This operating system independent version comes with extended functionalities, including smart phone support, ability to save, restore and edit sessions, virtual scrolling screen with adjustable size, floating keyboard, different font sizes, support of possible display sizes and orientation, and many more.

ZaTelnet Professional 1.1. is a Telnet / SSH / SSH1 / SSH2 client for devices supporting Microsoft Compact Framework 1.0 or 2.0. It also emulates terminal VT100 (basically enough for working with Midnight Commander and others console programs). ZaTelnet Professional 1.1 supports SSH2 authorization both by “plain password” and “keyboard interactive.” The latter mode can be useful in using RSA SecurID tokens.

There are three variants of this software available for MS CF 1.0, MS CF 2.0 and MS Smartphone.

There are four variants of this software available for

  • PocketPC with MS CF 1.0
  • PocketPC with MS CF 2.0
  • MS Smartphone with CF 1.0
  • MS Smartphone 2005 with CF2 for devices like MototolaQ, T-Mobile DASH, Samsung BlackJack and so one

Professional version of ZaTelnet features scrolled screen (standard 80×25 and 132×25 plus wide range of custom sizes), fingerprint server test, crypto library. Also new to this release is key press preview indicator, connection progress indicator, ping utility and more other functional improvements.

Pricing and Availability
ZaTelnet Professional 1.1. requires Windows Mobile or Windows Mobile Smartphone edition with support of Windows Mobile Compact Framework 1.0 or 2.0 for Smartphone. ZaTelnet Professional 1.1. in shareware, pay version is available in trial mode, limited by session duration when unregistered. Also, there is a freeware Light version of ZaTelnet Professional 1.1. available for Telnet client only. Additional information on ZaTelnet Professional 1.1. is available from http://www.zatelnet.com.

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