Executive Summary

By Timothy Dyck  |  Posted 2003-05-12 Print this article Print

: Entercept 4.0"> Executive Summary: Entercept 4.0

Usability Good
Capability Excellent
Performance Good
Interoperability Fair
Manageability Good
Scalability Good
Security Excellent
Entercept provides fine-grained security for server operating systems. The combination of kernel- and protocol-level attack detection and prevention provides organizations with a powerful way to keep servers secure, even when not all patches have been applied. Prices start at $1,295. More information can be found at www.entercept.com/products.

(+) Provides kernel-level access control mechanisms and protocol filters for HTTP and Microsoft SQL Server traffic; new console and management infrastructure is more scalable than before; provides precise control over security policies.

(-) Limited platform support; tuning the system to allow normal operation of programs after initial installation can be a painstaking process; no built-in network firewall features.

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    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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