VigilEnt Guards BEA WebLogic

 
 
By Timothy Dyck  |  Posted 2001-10-08 Email Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

As I was testing BEA Systems' WebLogic for a Review in the Oct. 1 issue, I learned about PentaSafe Security Technologies' VigilEnt Security Agent for BEA WebLogic, the first app server security auditing tool I've seen.

As I was testing BEA Systems WebLogic for a Review in the Oct. 1 issue, I learned about PentaSafe Security Technologies VigilEnt Security Agent for BEA WebLogic, the first app server security auditing tool Ive seen.

I installed Release 1.1 of the tool, which started shipping at the end of August, and let it run a security audit on eWeek Labs test WebLogic 6.1 server.

As part of its audit, VigilEnt checks the access permissions on all WebLogic objects; runs a password complexity analysis against defined WebLogic user accounts; and looks for possible security weaknesses, such as directory indexing turned on and still-installed example applications.

New in Version 1.1 is the ability to analyze Web application and Enterprise JavaBean settings to look for possible security problems.

VigilEnt also provided instructions on how to properly secure every security weakness found in our configuration.

The tool archives WebLogic configuration files and can compare archived with current versions to detect unauthorized changes. It also performs some basic system security analysis.

VigilEnt works with WebLogic 5.x and 6.x; prices start at $2,995 on Windows and $4,995 on Unix systems.

 
 
 
 
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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