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CyberSafe Releases Centrax Upgrade

Network security provider CyberSafe Corp. Wednesday announced the release of Centrax 2.2, an upgrade to its newly-acquired intrusion detection product suite.

The announcement was made at the Internet Security Conference. According to CyberSafe, Centrax 2.2 is the first product to integrate host and network based intrusion detection, vulnerability assessment, and policy management under a single interface.

"Integrating vulnerability assessment and policy management into host and network based intrusion detection demonstrates our commitment to value-added network security solutions," said Jim Cannavino, CyberSafe chairman and CEO. "Centrax 2.2 provides the most advanced combination of technologies in the intrusion detection industry."

Centrax 2.2 features also include real-time host-based monitoring for immediate alert and response, personalized detection and response policies, and filter alert and threat information.

Host-based intrusion detection identifies and responds to attacks from within an organization, which accounts for 80 percent of unauthorized access, while network-based intrusion detection monitors for attacks from the outside.

Centrax 2.2 monitors all user activity, from file access to the movement of users through an organization's network. Centrax alerts the system administrator to inappropriate activity and gives the administrator the options of logging off the user, disabling their account, or shutting down their system.

Centrax also analyzes each computer to determine weaknesses which could be exploited by a hacker, and provides instructions to eliminate vulnerabilities.

CyberSafe supplies security to enterprise applications such as SAP, Oracle and MVS.