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01 June 2007 | 19,025 views

Sguil – Intuitive GUI for Network Security Monitoring with Snort

Sguil (pronounced sgweel) is probably best described as an aggregation system for network security monitoring tools. It ties your IDS alerts into a database of TCP/IP sessions, full content packet logs and other information. When you’ve identified an alert that needs more investigation, the sguil client provides you with seamless access to the data you […]

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31 May 2007 | 7,265 views

Google Acquires Web Security Startup GreenBorder

More Google News this week after Google Launches Online Security & Malware Blog, now they have acquired a web security startup called GreenBorder. Google Inc. said on Tuesday it has bought Internet security startup GreenBorder Technologies Inc., which creates secure connections to protect e-mail and Web users from malicious or unwanted computer code. Terms of […]

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25 May 2007 | 5,189 views

Consulting Licence Offer From Redseal – Security Risk Manager (SRM)

Redseal is launching a free offer next week for security consultants, pen testers and auditors. Redseal develops a product called Security Risk Manager (SRM), it does the following – (non sales overview) Imports firewall and router configuration files Audits and checks them for errors, mis configurations, redundant rules, checks against best practices etc Draws a […]

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11 May 2007 | 9,631 views

Outpost Security Suite PRO Review

Agnitum Outpost Security Suite Pro is a step up from their Agnitum Outpost Firewall PRO with a more wholistic look at security. The suite also includes pre-emptive threat protection, anti-spam protection and safe-surfing. The Software is fairly sizeable at around 36MB, you can download it here, for a 30 day free trial. As I’ve mentioned […]

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08 May 2007 | 4,935 views

GFI Free Endpoint Scanner – Online Portable Storage Device Scanning

Recently GFI launched a free, online portable storage device scanner called EndPointScan. http://www.endpointscan.com EndPointScan, is an industry-first, free online service that allows anyone to check what devices are or have been connected to computers on their network and by whom. Using this diagnostic tool, one can identify those areas where the use of portable storage […]

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12 April 2007 | 4,812 views

Slavasoft FSUM and Hashcalc md5 & File Integrity for Windows

FSUM is a fast and handy command line utility for file integrity verification. It offers a choice of 13 of the most popular hash and checksum functions for file message digest and checksum calculation. You can easily use FSUM with a batch wrapper to do automated file integrity monitoring, and use something like blat to […]

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29 March 2007 | 7,016 views

Agnitum Outpost Firewall PRO Review

Agnitum Outpost Firewall Pro is a software based firewall I respect a lot, and used to actually use…It used to be fairly light weight, secure and had some good features the other firewalls at the time didn’t have (system file integrity checking and so on). But nowadays with NAT routers, the need for desktop firewalls […]

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22 March 2007 | 4,505 views

Check Point VPN-1 Power VSX NGX – Virtual Firewalls Get Clustered

Clustered Firewalls? What on earth next, beowulf IDS systems? Check Point has added cluster support and more granular controls to its virtual firewall software, memorably named Check Point VPN-1 Power VSX NGX. Virtual firewalls can now be distributed around a server cluster, with standby firewalls on alternative servers. System administrators can also shift processor power […]

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13 March 2007 | 8,749 views

PwdHash from Stanford – Generate Passwords by Hashing the URL

The Common Password Problem. Users tend to use a single password at many different web sites. By now there are several reported cases where attackers breaks into a low security site to retrieve thousands of username/password pairs and directly try them one by one at a high security e-commerce site such as eBay. As expected, […]

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07 March 2007 | 7,691 views

Microsoft’s Live OneCare the WORST Anti-Virus Solution

An Austrian web site called AV Comparatives has done an ‘independent‘ test of 17 different Anti-Virus products and released the results online. On this site you will find independent comparatives of Anti-Virus software. All products listed in our comparatives are already a selection of some very good anti-virus products. In order to get tested by […]

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