ISS Bolsters Network Security Suite

Network firm Internet
Security Systems Inc.
Tuesday added a new product to its SAFEsuite line
of security assessment and intrusion detection systems.


System Scanner 1.0 for Windows provides host-based security assessment for
both desktops and servers within a Windows environment. It utilizes a
comprehensive database of system security tests to audit designated servers
and desktops and identify weaknesses that could be exploited to gain
unauthorized access to the system.


The utility checks system characteristics including file permissions, login
permissions, registry settings, user and group passwords and user-related
security risks, such as the use of uncertain active content (Java and
Active-X technologies) settings or the use of dial-in modems that may
bypass the organization’s firewall.


“The effectiveness of an organization’s security is dependent on the
awareness of security weaknesses across all systems and network devices,”
said Ted Doty, product manager of ISS’ security
assessment technology.


“System Scanner helps IT professionals address a fundamental new set of
specific system vulnerabilities, providing organizations with a more
complete picture of their security risks.


“With more and more customers placing critical data on Windows-based
systems, ISS is addressing the need of securing critical data in all areas
of the enterprise network.”


System Scanner carries a single-server suggested retail price of $695 and a
10-server license suggested retail price of $6,250. A single desktop
license costs $50 and a 10-desktop license retails for $450.


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