Already Own One Half Of The Bundle? The Other One Now Discounted!
Recently, Retina and UpdateEXPERT came out with a special marketing
bundle of these two security products together. You have read about that
in recent W2Knews versions. Now, for a limited time only, and as a
special intro offer through the end of May 2002, when you already own
either Retina or UpdateEXPERT, you get a discount when you purchase the
other one. Ask your Rep or Reseller for details. Here is the product page:
NEW: ScriptLogic V4.0- No More Messing With Logon Scripts!
Hate to have to code login scripts with way more important and urgent
things on your mind? Things like:
If not, think for a moment about having to maintain the above things
in real-time, through 5 domains, with different service packs revisions
and on different subnets. Not feeling so perky suddenly, eh?
- Drive mappings
- Search paths
- Printer deployment
- Time synchronization
- Automatic Outlook/Exchange mail profile creation
- Security policy management
- Registry manipulation
- Configure environment variables
- Folder redirection for network-based user desktops, start menus, bookmarks, cookies, etc.
- Desktop shortcut management
- Internet settings & proxy server access
- Control of Microsoft Office open & save paths
- Service pack deployments
Well, no worries. The new ScriptLogic V4.0 has you covered. This version
solves problems like this by delivering the correct configuration created
for each user wherever they log in. All the above points (and then some)
are configured for you automatically during the logon process. Your users
can log in from any PC, running any Windows 32-bit OS, over any LAN,
dial-up or VPN connection and instantly have access to their unique desktop configuration.
V4 New Features and Enhancements
Scriptlogic is based on the KiXtart scripting language and actually
generates KiXtart code. It allows you to manage logon scripts through a
simple point-and-click Management Console. No code writing or debugging!
- Incredible performance enhancements.
- New ScriptLogic Manager GUI
- Multiple Profile Support
- Multiple profiles can run for a single user.
- Validation Logic has been enhanced
- Now add descriptions for each element of your profile
- Overcomes security related limitations of the user logging on
- Rebuilt Service Manager: configure multiple Services/Servers with a single click.
- A Logoff (and shut down) Agent has been added
- New options for Outlook settings.
- Enhanced Cycle Logic has been implemented
- Update of Global Options
- New Alert feature for Profile Options
PentaSafe OnLine Security Libary Opened
PentaSafe's library of information security policies is written by security
policy expert and consultant, Charles Cresson Wood, CISA, CISSP who has over
20 years of experience writing and implementing security policies for
companies around the world.
PentaSafe's Library of Information Security Publications provides you with
everything you need to create a successful information security program for
your organization. Including 1100+ security policies, templates, sample
mission statements and job descriptions, this is the most comprehensive
compilation of information security resources and expert advice available.
All policies and templates are provided on CD so they can be easily
customized to meet your company's specific needs. The three titles:
Check 'em out here:
- Information Security Policies Made Easy
- Information Security Roles & Responsibilities Made Easy
- Best Practices in Internet Commerce Security
Throwing More Hardware At It: "Storage Insanity"
We see it all the time. A lot of companies attempt to solve mounting storage
problems by throwing more hardware at the problem instead of investing in
software. At the moment, it looks like IT spends roughly one dollar on
storage management software for every four dollars of storage hardware.
But experience in the trenches shows that investmenting in software to
manage your storage helps in two ways: less data pollution and more budget
dollars availble for other needed equipment
IDC has projections that network storage will boom from just over 30% today
to almost 70% by 2006. Not to be sneezed at. And here is another bit of
unwelcome news: storage can eat up 25% or more of your total IT budget.
And you may not be aware of another interesting number. For every Terabyte
of storage, you need some one to manage it!
So now, if you want to keep your headcount down, spend money for faster gear
and the latest cool stuff, better have a (new) look at the leading storage
management tool out there for the Windows environment: StorageCentral. It
allows you to quickly get the storage monster under control, and effortlessly
manage capacity, performance, charges for storage and block unwanted file
formats. Get your eval here:
Self Service For User Passwords!
Let's start with this simple statement: You can't afford to keep
managing password service and security manually: It's too risky,
it's too costly, it's simply too inefficient.
VigilEnt User Manager/Password Management Takes Care Of It:
"I forgot my password." Four words that constantly put your company at
risk and cost you plenty. According to Meta Group, it costs about $25
every time a password has to be manually reset. And considering that
an estimated 40% of all Help Desk calls are password reset calls, manual
password management may be costing your company more than you realize.
Use our ROI calculator to find out how much your company may really
be spending on manual password resets every year.
- Provide secure self-service password resets via a convenient web interface
- Get centralized enterprise password synchronization, monitoring and management
- Ensure that every password complies with your security policies
- Relieve the Help Desk of routine password reset requests
- Save money and time, while also improving security enterprise-wide
Then there are the security risks... is your Help Desk really thinking
about security? With hundreds or even thousands of manual password
resets every year, the security risks and costs can quickly become
unmanageable. With VigilEnt User Manager you can now assure superior
security while and provide better user password service. VigilEnt User
Manager provides password synchronization, self-service password reset,
and enhanced Help Desk password management functionality via a
user-friendly web-based interface. You'll be able to reduce IT support costs
while also improving network security across your IT environment.
- Dramatically reduces help desk costs and increases employee productivity
with self-service password reset, allowing end users to quickly and
easily restore access to business-critical applications without help
- Decreases the security risks associated with users having to remember
multiple passwords, including the use of weak passwords or writing
down passwords. Password synchronization requires that end users remember
only one enterprise password.
- Mandates and enforces enterprise-wide password strength policies to
safeguard corporate data security by validating every new password against
a set of rules configured by your organization's security administrator.
- Increases security against unauthorized access by authenticating users
each time they reset or synchronize a password with a set of challenge/
- Improve your organization's overall security by providing complete audit
trails, logging and reporting on password change activities.
- Improve service quality by relieving over-burdened help desks from having
to attend to numerous password resets calls and allowing them to focus on
more complex projects in a timely manner, which allows the end user to
reset their own passwords without waiting in a long queue-minimizing
overall business interruption.
VigilEnt User Manager provides users with consistent access to multiple
systems while increasing enterprise security through the enforcement of
stronger password policy. Instead of having to go through the tedious
process of logging into each application to conduct password changes,
VigilEnt User Manager's password synchronization capabilities allow an
end user to initiate a password change across all their systems and
applications with a single action from the convenient Web-based interface.
Once a password has been validated, the password change request is
disseminated to all applicable user login systems ensuring a synchronized
enterprise-wide password. The password change process is complete when
users are notified of successful changes.
Self-Service Password Reset
If an end user's password expires or is forgotten, VigilEnt User Manager
allows users to reset their own passwords upon authentication without
having to rely on the help desk for support. Not only does this reduce
costly support calls, it also increases employee productivity while
improving network security by enforcing authentication and other security
procedures, which are often neglected by overburdened help desk staff.
Once a user's identity is verified by responding to a configurable number
of challenge questions, they can replace a forgotten or expired password
and the new password is synchronized across the enterprise.
Password Policy Enforcement
Perhaps one of the most difficult tasks of today's security administrators
is being able to effectively enforce password policy throughout the org.
Without an enforceable policy, users are more likely to utilize weak
passwords resulting in a potential security gap. VigilEnt User Manager
comes with default settings for password validation policy, but Admins
can configure the product to enforce their own password policy. If an end
user attempts to log in with a password that does not match the password
rules configured in the product, they will receive a validation error
and be asked to provide a password that conforms to the password policy
defined by the Administrator.
Online Tracking of Transactions
VigilEnt User Manager provides end users with online tracking of their
password transactions on relevant systems. When an end user submits a
password change, they are notified that the password change has been
submitted and can view the status of the password change across all their
systems to ensure that their transaction was executed enterprise-wide.
This prevents users from encountering unexpected access denials that
can result in unnecessary business interruptions.
Audit Trails and Logging
VigilEnt User Manager improves auditing and service management with automatic
logging of all password management activity information. From a central
location, Admins can access a searchable and sortable audit trail that
contains user information, transaction type, date, IP address and other
Integrates into our VigilEnt Security Management console for centralized
management across your entire security infrastructure. No need for multiple
consoles and separate password system management and logging. Offers greater
platform breadth than most other password products. Includes major operating
systems, web servers, web applications, databases, and more, plus Lotus Notes
and most custom applications using our VigilEnt Universal Agent.
Check out the eval here: