Tag Archive | "Security Software"


31 May 2012 | 1,071 views

Bitdefender Internet Security 2012 Review

Introduction I do examine Security Software now and then to see what’s going on, if there are any new developments and what the state of affairs is when it comes to consumer grade Antivirus and Firewall software. Countermeasures are useful, especially when it comes to less tech savvy users (which we may happen to live [...]

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16 May 2011 | 8,278 views

pytbull – Intrusion Detection/Prevention System (IDS/IPS) Testing Framework

pytbull is an Intrusion Detection/Prevention System (IDS/IPS) Testing Framework for Snort, Suricata and any IDS/IPS that generates an alert file. It can be used to test the detection and blocking capabilities of an IDS/IPS, to compare IDS/IPS, to compare configuration modifications and to check/validate configurations. The framework is shipped with about 300 tests grouped in [...]

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22 March 2011 | 10,113 views

Smooth-Sec – All In One Pre-Configured IDS/IPS System

Smooth-Sec is a ready to-go IDS/IPS (Intrusion Detection/Prevention System) Linux distribution based on the multi threaded Suricata IDS/IPS engine and Snorby, the top notch web application for network security monitoring. Smooth-Sec is built on Ubuntu 10.04 LTS using the TurnKey Core base as development platform. Functionality is the key point that allows a user to [...]

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15 July 2010 | 6,137 views

Sunbelt Software Bought By GFI For An Undisclosed Sum

Looks like this is the way business is heading, especially in the software sector. As led by the giants Microsoft, acquisition is the way to get new and innovative software without having to produce it yourself! Sunbelt Blog is one of the few we actually link to in the sidebar and also read regularly. They [...]

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03 June 2010 | 8,627 views

sectool – Security Audit Tool & IDS

sectool is a security tool that can be used both as a security audit as well as a part of an intrusion detection system. It consists of set of tests, library and textual/graphical frontend. Tests are sorted into groups and security levels. Administrators can run selected tests, groups or whole security levels. Security Levels Naive [...]

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26 March 2010 | 8,307 views

Flint – Web-based Firewall Rule Scanner

Flint examines firewalls, quickly computes the effect of all the configuration rules, and then spots problems so you can: CLEAN UP RUSTY CONFIGURATIONS that are crudded up with rules that can’t match traffic. ERADICATE LATENT SECURITY PROBLEMS lurking in overly-permissive rules SANITY CHECK CHANGES to see if new rules create problems. Flint is absolutely free. [...]

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10 February 2010 | 8,278 views

GreenSQL – Open Source Database Firewall Software

GreenSQL is an Open Source database firewall used to protect databases from SQL injection attacks. GreenSQL works as a proxy for SQL commands and has built in support for MySQL & PostgreSQL . The logic is based on evaluation of SQL commands using a risk scoring matrix as well as blocking known db administrative commands [...]

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07 October 2009 | 40,660 views

AVG Stepping Up Consumer Anti-Virus Offerings

AVG used to be THE anti-virus software a few years ago, especially with it being the first major vendor offering a free solution for home users. If you asked any techie back in 2002 which AV should you use, the answer would invariably be AVG free (or perhaps Panda). After that AVG just got bloated, [...]

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06 October 2009 | 26,341 views

Samhain v.2.5.9c – Open Source Host-Based Intrusion Detection System (HIDS)

We’ve only mentioned one HIDS before, that was OSSEC HIDS, so I thought I’d do some updates on the others. Samhain has always been one of my favourites, before that of course I was using Tripwire like everyone else. The Samhain open source host-based intrusion detection system (HIDS) provides file integrity checking and logfile monitoring/analysis, [...]

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07 September 2009 | 8,137 views

UK Has The Worst Internet Security In Europe

Interesting story for our British readers, seems like back in Old Blighty people are a bit lax when it comes to keeping their security software up to date. Not only that, from the other aspects of the survey it seems UK is generally lacking in cybersecurity awareness and education with people not deleting dodgy files [...]

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