InfiniStream Takes Closer Look at Nets
Network Associates' sniffer sets new standard in forensic analysis.Network Associates Technology Inc. has issued a controlled release of InfiniStream, a Carnivore-like sniffer on steroids that will significantly up the ante for forensic network analyzers when it enters general release. During eWeek Labs exclusive test of the latest version, slated for general release in the next quarter, we were impressed with the huge capture storage capacitya bit more than 2.5 terabytes in RAID 5 configuration. Equally remarkable was the full-line data rate, which we attained using a Gigabit Ethernet link from a mirror port off a Summit 48 switch from Extreme Networks Inc.
Security managers charged with investigating high-value network incidents will likely get quite a bit of use out of the product. Aside from the high capture rate and large storage capacitycapabilities that Network Associates gained in its August 2002 acquisition of Traxess Inc.new replay and analysis features make InfiniStream a tempting tool.