FoundScan 2

 
 
By Jim Rapoza  |  Posted 2002-05-20 Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


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USABILITY Good
CAPABILITY Good
PERFORMANCE Excellent
INTEROPERABILITY Fair
MANAGEABILITY Excellent
SCALABILITY Good
SECURITY Good
FoundScan 2.5

Foundstones powerful vulnerability assessment platform provides a full management system for finding and handling security flaws.

Cost Analysis

No enterprise security scanning system is cheap, as FoundScan proves. Its price, $30,000, is at the low- to midrange for this type of product, but it offers a lot more management capabilities than most of its competitors.

(+) Performs fast and detailed vulnerability scanning; provides powerful portal feature for controlling access to reports and managing vulnerability remediation. (-) Reported some false positives (as all tools of this type do); available only as a pre-configured system.

Evaluation Short List

•Internet Security Systems Inc.s Internet Scanner
•www.nessus.orgs Nessus Project
•Network Associates Inc.s CyberCop Scanner
•Symantec Corp.s Enterprise Security Manager

www.foundstone.com



 
 
 
 
Jim Rapoza, Chief Technology Analyst, eWEEK.For nearly fifteen years, Jim Rapoza has evaluated products and technologies in almost every technology category for eWEEK. Mr RapozaÔÇÖs current technology focus is on all categories of emerging information technology though he continues to focus on core technology areas that include: content management systems, portal applications, Web publishing tools and security. Mr. Rapoza has coordinated several evaluations at enterprise organizations, including USA Today and The Prudential, to measure the capability of products and services under real-world conditions and against real-world criteria. Jim Rapoza's award-winning weekly column, Tech Directions, delves into all areas of technologies and the challenges of managing and deploying technology today.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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