Executive Summary

By Timothy Dyck  |  Posted 2002-08-12 Print this article Print

: Entercept 2.5"> Executive Summary: Entercept 2.5

Usability Good
Capability Excellent
Performance Good
Interoperability Fair
Manageability Good
Scalability Good
Security Excellent
Entercept provides multilayer security detection and protection for Windows and Solaris servers. Providing both HTTP protocol stream and operating system kernel-level interception, Entercept is still our pick as the best overall way to protect Web servers from defacement or penetration attacks.


Agent prices start at $1,295 per server or $1,595 per Web server, making Entercept price-competitive in its market.

(+) Defends against both well-known and new attacks using attack signatures combined with process execution sandboxing; kernel-level components block attacks that provide attackers with root-level privileges; works on both Windows and Solaris.

(-) Doesnt allow administrators to create their own rules; requires careful tuning to allow third-party servers to work; doesnt work on Linux.

  • eEye Digital Securitys SecureIIS
  • WatchGuard Technologies Inc.s AppLock/Web
  • Argus Systems Group Inc.s PitBull
  • www.entercept.com

    Timothy Dyck is a Senior Analyst with eWEEK Labs. He has been testing and reviewing application server, database and middleware products and technologies for eWEEK since 1996. Prior to joining eWEEK, he worked at the LAN and WAN network operations center for a large telecommunications firm, in operating systems and development tools technical marketing for a large software company and in the IT department at a government agency. He has an honors bachelors degree of mathematics in computer science from the University of Waterloo in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, and a masters of arts degree in journalism from the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario, Canada.

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