eWEEK Labs' tests show that the CI-750 is an affordable solution
for SMBs and workgroups, but it's lacking in management granularity and
its Web interface is sluggish.
Code Green's CI-750 provides affordable data loss prevention capabilities
for SMBs and workgroups, but companies may end up paying a high cost for the
appliance now uses
algorithms to automatically identify various kinds of documents, including
resumes and contracts; integrates with Microsoft Active Directory; and adds new
policies to monitor for health care data.
For smaller organizations and branch offices that need to ease into a
tool without dropping a ton of cash, the CI-750 (and its big brother, the
CI-1500) is worth considering. You won't get the bells, whistles,
capacity or finesse that enterprise providers offer (including Symantec, which
acquired Vontu in December 2007, or
which acquired Tablus in August 2007), but the CI-750 did a good job in eWEEK
Labs' tests of identifying sensitive information in Web e-mail, file transfers
and file shares.
eWEEK Labs takes the CI-750 for a test run. Check out the images.
The CI-750 starts at $10,000 and is designed for as many as 250 networked
users; the CI-1500 starts at $25,000 and can accommodate up to 25,000 networked
users. Code Green also makes an endpoint
One major concern that arose during my tests of the CI-750 (all reviewed
features apply to the CI-1500, which differs only in capacity) was that protected
data was displayed in the clear on the management terminal. This puts IT staffs
in the position of seeing protected data to which they might not normally have
access. A Code Green official told me that data masking was in the works as an
eWEEK's Channel Labs also put Code Green's CI-750 through its paces. See what they found.
The CI-750 also leaves something to be desired when it comes to user
management. While it's possible to create user groups, it's not possible to
change the rights assigned to those groups. For example, I wanted to create a
restricted user group so that administrators could see that a policy violation
had occurred but wouldn't be shown the actual detailed information. That's not
possible in this version of the product.