ISS Tightens Network Security

Internet Security
Systems
(ISS) Wednesday released an updated version of its
network security software, Internet Scanner 5.6.


Part of the SAFEsuite product line, Internet Scanner is a vulnerability
detection program that automatically scans a network and identifies
security weaknesses utilizing a comprehensive database of attacker methods
and vulnerability tests.


The program evaluates the security of an entire enterprise network
and intranet including all Unix, Windows NT and Windows 95-based machines
and devices such as firewalls, Web servers, routers and applications


Version 5.6 features 85 new detection methods for networks, as well as
SmartScan, technology designed to learn from previous scans to discover
additional vulnerabilities that would otherwise go undetected.


“Today, we are excited to unveil yet another technological breakthrough in
security with Internet Scanner’s SmartScan technology–a unique, built-in
security intelligence capability that learns the security profile of a
network and continually utilizes this knowledge to provide invaluable
information to customers,” said Patrick Taylor, director of marketing for
ISS.


Internet Scanner 5.6 is immediately available, with free downloads
available at the company Web site.
It carries an U.S. suggested price of $2795 for a 30-device license and
$4995 for a Class C (254-device) license.

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