STAT now supports French, German, Italian, Portugese, Spanish
You all know that STAT is an extremely popular Security Vulnerability
scanner. Sunbelt has had thousands of downloads and many of these
were from Europe. We have excellent news for Europeans that have NT
or 2000 localized language versions. STAT is now able to run on these
platforms. The language will still be English, but Microsoft's local
OS versions are now supported. STAT now scans your network inside-out
for 900+ vulnerabilities.
(Just as an FYI, The multilingual support is available in the FULL
Product, not yet in the 20 vulnerability demo that is downloadable.
If you already own STAT, you should grab the latest 'update' with the
most recently discovered security holes and multilingual support.)
At the same time, they decided to rename themselves. STAT used to be
an abbreviation for 'Security Test and Analysis Tool', but it was
changed to more accurately describe what the product was developing
into: Security Threat Avoidance Technology. And a few more cool
security products are coming soon from developer Harris Corp.
If you have not already, you should definitely have a look at STAT
so that you can report to your bosses that you do a comprehensive
security vulnerability assessment on a regular basis, from a company
that supports the most secure U.S.A. Department of Defense sites.
Transcender Releases Their Second 2000 MCSE Elective
Transcender announced just two days ago the release of Directory
Cert/Design 2000, a simulation of the Designing a MS Windows 2000
Directory Services Infrastructure exam 70-219. Single-user licenses
for DirectoryCert/Design 2000 are available for $149.
"The benefits a user gains by testing themselves on Transcender's
2000 MCSE products is invaluable," says Kim Sullivan, VP Marketing.
"Especially when the user is faced with an exam such as the 70-219,
which contains case-study questions. Becoming familiar with that
format is a much-needed skill that DirectoryCert/Design 2000
Exam 70-219 counts as either a core or elective credit on the new
2000 MCSE track. DirectoryCert/Design 2000 includes three full-length
exam simulations that feature four case-study questions apiece, which
is the same format as the actual Microsoft exam. Each simulation
includes detailed questions and answer explanations with direct
references to Microsoft documentation and other study resources, and
a score history report that pinpoints the user's weak areas requiring
further attention. More at their Web site at www.transcender.com.
Just Married! Exchange 5.5 and Win NT/2000 Administration
Since the beginning of this newsletter back in early 1996, we have
introduced a lot of new and exciting products to you. Now and then
we reintroduce a new and improved version of existing product, but
after visiting with the CTO of Trusted Enterprise Manager (TEM) last
week, I was impressed by how much this vendor was able to reduce
day-to-day Exchange Mailbox and NT/2000 User Administration. Not only
is TEM able to dramatically simplify your Exchange 5.5 admin work
today, but also if you eventually move to Exchange 2000 TEM will
continue to streamline and improve mailbox administration.
Lets face the facts and take a small step back from all the recent
MS W2K marketing hype. Whether we like it or not, many us will be
managing a mixed Microsoft environment for the next 12-24 months.
While deploying Windows 2000, we will still be required to manage our
existing Windows NT 4.0 network, in addition to our current Exchange
5.5 E-Mail directory.
This means that the day-to-day management of this mixed environment
will still require mastering three separate administration tools
from Microsoft; MMC for Windows 2000, User Manager for Windows NT, and
Exchange Administrator for Mailbox maintenance. This means you have
triple the workload as you attempt to synchronize management between
You can put an end to your multi-directory management blues today
with MDD?s Trusted Enterprise Manager (TEM) 3.1. TEM 3.1 is the
only product on the market that leverages the power of Microsoft?s
SQL to simultaneously manage your Windows NT, Active Directory and
Microsoft Exchange environments. TEM 3.1 has even tighter Exchange
integration by leveraging Microsoft?s Active Directory Services
Today you separately maintain groups in User Manager and distri-
bution lists in Exchange Admin. With Active Directory, you will
add a third set of groups and users to maintain while mixed envi-
ronment. Currently, you must perform administration in two places,
adding Active Directory will give you a third. With TEM 3.1 you
can cut this administration overhead by 200%.
TEM 3.1 allows you to take any of your existing Windows NT or
Active Directory Groups and use them to manage your Exchange
Distribution List simultaneously. Copying an existing user and
the associated group membership to a new user will automatically
add the new user to the corresponding Exchange Distribution Lists.
All future administration changes will automatically be reflected
in both directories. All of this can be accomplished in a matter
of seconds. TEM 3.1 enhances this benefit by allowing delegation
of this feature to trusted non-domain administrators. TEM has
had an impressive positive impact with thousands of NT/2000
Enterprise Administrators, who use it everyday to automate tasks,
delegate administration, strengthen security, centralize auditing
and generate real-time reports. See for yourself and download the
latest TEM 30-day eval version. Fast install & Powerful features:
Brand New DirectoryAnalyzer (for AD) Version 1.1 Released
Developer NetPro announced the latest release of DirectoryAnalyzer,
recent winner of the "W2Knews Target Award for Active Directory
Management." NetPro's DirectoryAnalyzer is the first solution
available to proactively monitor and troubleshoot your new Active
Directory during initial deployment and throughout the AD lifecycle.
DirectoryAnalyzer ensures the health of your directory and gives
you the confidence you need to deploy W2K across your entire outfit.
What's new in DirectoryAnalyzer v1.1? You will find new alerts on
key infrastructure issues including replication, Active Directory-
related DNS functions, domain controllers, global catalogs,
operations masters, domains, and sites.
Complimenting the broad inventory of new alerts, you will be able
to view alert history, generate and export reports, rely upon
improved agent fault protection and enhanced support for monitoring
DNS services on any platform. Finally, users can also take advantage
of enhanced interactive troubleshooting utilities to quickly and
easily diagnose directory connectivity issues.
There is a wealth of new alerts in DirectoryAnalyzer V1.1. This
version includes 28 new alerts, a new alert history and reporting
feature, agent fault tolerance, and the ability to disable alerts.
Dave Kearns said in his Network World e-zine this week:
"It?s the knowledge base that attracts me to the application. Lots
of packages monitor the health of network components, and even
notify you when a problem occurs, but Directory Analyzer goes
beyond that. It recommends courses of action to either correct
problems or to head off potential problems before trouble can
occur. If you aren't using this product, you need to evaluate it."
You can download an eval copy and see it for yourself over at: