New Security Vulnerability Scanner Tool!
You are all aware that Sunbelt has had Security tools for a long time.
One of these is STAT, and we still carry that. Recently we looked at
the whole security category again, (during our Target Awards research,
and found another tool called Retina that we thought would be a really
excellent addition to our product line. Retina has some features that
no other vulnerability scanner has at the moment, the licensing is
simple and a pretty darn good value. So, here is a teaser, as all the
details and an impressive eval are downloadable from our website.
"Did you know that firewalls and intrusion detection systems do not
provide 100% protection against hackers? These tools are reactive
in nature: they only protect you when someone is actually trying
to hack into your network. What you also need is a product that
proactively helps you secure your network.
Retina was designed by eEye Digital Security to identify known and
unknown vulnerabilities, suggest fixes to identified vulnerabilities,
and report possible security holes within a network's internet,
intranet, and extranet environments.
The product's patented technology eclipses the capabilities of the
past generation of security scanners and employs a unique artificial
intelligence engine that allows the product to think like a hacker
or network security analyst attempting to penetrate your network.
Retina is a best-of-breed scanner supported by powerful features
that are attractive to the network administrator and the security
consultant alike. eEye has committed to making Retina the most
feature-rich scanner available in the market today".
End of the teaser - [grin]. I actually suggest you have a look at
this tool, even if you already may run a vulnerability scanner
like STAT, ISS Scanner, Cybercop or WebTrends. This tool is really
something else. For instance, you can mount your own attacks. How?
Check out Retina over at:
What's new in Ideal Administration 3.5?
You may remember I discussed this tool once before. It's in the same
category of utilities as Dameware, Hyena and UltraAdmin. But the new
version of IdealAdmin has some unique features I thought you would
like. This product is distributed by a well known and veteran company
in system administration in Europe: Amosdec in France.
LOOK AND FEEL
- New user interface: a new Explorer-like window allows you to
quickly access your network objects.
- Home directory management: create user home directory while
creating/modifying a user account. Assign permissions, manage
- Shared folder management: create shared folder while creating
a user account. Assign permissions, manage several configurations.
- New Windows 2000 user management: manage more user Win2K
properties, possibility to directly create a user account into an OU.
More specs and an eval-copy download over here:
- Manage shortcuts: you can create shortcuts on domains/servers/
computers which you often manage.
- Manage "unbrowsable" domains: you can configure a computer
name or an IP address for managing a specific domain.
- Multi-selection: send a message/stop several machines at one
- Copy files before creating a NT/2000 service/device: select
files/directories to copy before creating a service/device. Do
that on one or several computers!
- New MS Exchange 5.5 management: container and mailbox list,
possibility to create/modify/remove mailboxes. List of the
mailboxes assigned to a user account!
- User Password Migration: new user password migration - from
Windows 2000 to Windows 2000 or from Windows 2000 to NT
- Organizational unit management (only on Windows 2000):
- Windows 2000 group management : list/create/delete,
possibility to affect Windows 2000 groups to a user,
possibility to directly create a user group into an OU.
IT Professional - Arm Yourself
Us IT professionals have it rough - constantly combating
cyberslackers, hackers, worms, viruses... the list goes on.
I bet you wish there was a way to have complete control over
how others use (or abuse) your network resources. Well there
is, with SurfControl's SuperScout Web Filter.
SuperScout Web Filter is market leader in Internet filtering,
and helps you manage exactly WHO is doing WHAT, WHEN and WHERE
on the Internet. By doing so, you'll be able to prevent certain
employees from visiting sites, or categories of sites, that either
sap network bandwidth (MP3s, videos), expose your company to legal
liability (porn, gambling), compromise productivity (shopping,
making travel plans) or subject your network to harm by introducing
viruses transmitted by questionable file downloads.
SuperScout Web Filter goes to battle for you by monitoring and
recording all TCP/IP protocols, including HTTP, FTP, Telnet, News
and more, without affecting network performance. SuperScout Web
also lets you dictate multiple levels of access, so you can
determine and enforce which specific employees, departments,
locations and groups should be permitted to access which types of
Internet content - and when. You'll also be able to run regular
automated reports on Internet activity, to see, and prove, exactly
what's going on. You can grab a free 30-day trial over here:
Reader Feedback on Recent Freeware
This is what Percy Traquino at ICL had to say about Print Queue
"Fantabulous product I must say. I am a Systems administrator, and
being able to see and manage all available printers in one view is
something I would never have thought possible. Thanks for the always
helpful emails. Regards -- Percy --
You can still get your free copy over here. It is on the same page
as the normal 30-day eval, but do not get confused. Just fill out
the form and you'll see both of them there to download, the eval
and the freeware.