Executive Summary

By Cameron Sturdevant  |  Posted 2003-01-20 Print this article Print

: SecurVantage 3.0"> Executive Summary: SecurVantage 3.0

Usability Good
Capability Good
Performance Excellent
Interoperability Good
Manageability Good
Scalability Good
Security Good
Securifys product monitors network traffic and sends alerts when unauthorized packets are detected. Initial policies are generated automatically and then must be fine-tuned by a security manager working closely with network and systems administrators.


SecurVantages initial purchase price is in the ballpark with other traffic monitoring tools, but IT managers mustnt think the automatic policy generator is going to let them off easy. Policies need to be tweaked and maintained each time new applications are added to the network.

(+) Detects "bad" traffic quickly; identifies and tracks application layer traffic, specific servers and users.

(-) Long learning curve required to fine-tune rules.

  • Lancopes StealthWatch
  • Symantec Corp.s ManHunt
  • IntruVert Networks Inc.s IntruShield
  • www.securify.com

    Cameron Sturdevant Cameron Sturdevant has been with the Labs since 1997, and before that paid his IT management dues at a software publishing firm working with several Fortune 100 companies. Cameron also spent two years with a database development firm, integrating applications with mainframe legacy programs. Cameron's areas of expertise include virtual and physical IT infrastructure, cloud computing, enterprise networking and mobility, with a focus on Android in the enterprise. In addition to reviews, Cameron has covered monolithic enterprise management systems throughout their lifecycles, providing the eWEEK reader with all-important history and context. Cameron takes special care in cultivating his IT manager contacts, to ensure that his reviews and analysis are grounded in real-world concern. Cameron is a regular speaker at Ziff-Davis Enterprise online and face-to-face events. Follow Cameron on Twitter at csturdevant, or reach him by email at csturdevant@eweek.com.

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