NetForensics Gets a Face-Lift
Latest version of netForensics namesake product features an expanded and more detailed GUI.In the suddenly hot market for security event management products, Symantec Corp. and Computer Associates International Inc. may be the big kids on the block, but there are a slew of smaller, less well-known challengers that are by no means trembling in the giants shadows. One of these companies, netForensics Inc., next week will unveil a new version of its namesake product, which adds a host of new functionality. The most noticeable change is an expanded and more detailed GUI. Company officials acknowledged that past versions of the console didnt have the most useful or attractive user interface, and said they worked hard to address that in the 3.0 release. "If there was one area where we got a lot of criticism, it was in the GUI," said Niten Ved, co-founder and chief operating officer at netForensics, based in Edison, N.J. "Weve taken a more familiar, X Windows-type approach so administrators know what theyre looking at."
The console now gives administrators the choice of several different views into their networks security posture, and enables users to bring up graphs of current activity by location, event type or severity.