Executive Summary

By Jim Rapoza  |  Posted 2002-05-27 Print this article Print

: Appshield 4.0"> Executive Summary: Appshield 4.0
Companies trying to make their Web applications more secure will find that Sanctums AppShield will do the job by knowing their Web applications as well as they do, learning all normal activity, then blocking all other activity.

Cost Analysis

At $15,000, AppShield is considerably more expensive than many competitors, which generally are priced at about $2,000. In addition, while a single AppShield installation can protect many servers, pricing is still on a per-server basis, although volume discounts do apply.

(+) Simple rule creation through passive monitoring of Web application activity; can selectively block sensitive privacy information from security logs.

(-) Needs to be installed in conjunction with good system security to protect against direct attacks on the AppShield system.

Evaluation Short List
  • Argus Systems Group Inc.s PitBull
  • eEye Digital Security Inc.s SecureIIS
  • Entercept Security Technologies Entercept 2.0
  • www.sanctuminc.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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