Vulnerability Assessment & Remediation

 
 
By Peter Coffee  |  Posted 2005-04-11 Email Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Designed to cope with voluminous security updates and intermittently connected mobile devices, Hercules 3.5 assists enterprise IT managers in doing something useful with the floods of vulnerability data that flow from the assessment tools already in place

WINNER Citadel Security Software Inc.
Hercules 3.5

Designed to cope with voluminous security updates and intermittently connected mobile devices, Hercules 3.5 assists enterprise IT managers in doing something useful with the floods of vulnerability data that flow from the assessment tools already in place at many sites.

For a list of all the winners and finalists of the fifth annual eWEEK Excellence Awards, click here.
Citadel hasnt been resting on the laurels earned by its earlier versions of Hercules: Version 3.5 addresses some of the workflow issues that eWEEK Labs noted in our otherwise generally favorable review of Version 3.0 last year. Enterprise site managers will probably find that Version 3.5 is a more capable aid than its predecessors for tracking and managing devices that come and go on the network.

Hercules broad multiplatform capabilities encompass Windows, Unix, Linux and Mac OS X. Users and site managers alike will appreciate its scheduling, on-demand remediation and rollback facilities that prevent security procedures from becoming a cure thats worse than the disease.

Additional information can be found at www.citadel.com/hercules.asp.

FINALISTS

Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.
Integrity 5.0

Formerly the flagship product of Zone Labs Inc., Integrity now bears the brand of Check Point Software Technologies following the latters acquisition of Zone Labs at the end of 2003. Building on the partner relationship that already existed between the companies, Integrity added centrally managed endpoint protection to Check Points firewall technology portfolio.

Integritys automated policy enforcement combines with streamlined setup of VPN connections to minimize the risk that a VPN client will become a privileged point of entry for attacks on network assets.

Go to www.checkpoint.com/products/integrity for more information.

McAfee Inc.
McAfee Foundstone Enterprise 4.0

Vulnerability assessment technology has arguably become its own worst enemy: The sheer amount of data that tools and services produce can overwhelm IT staff almost as effectively as the attacks that theyre trying to prevent.

Correlating details and clarifying patterns while drawing on a global perspective and analyzing effectiveness over time—these are the practices that make security cost-effective rather than merely a frustrating exercise in due diligence. These strengths highlight the Foundstone Enterprise offering from McAfee, which won recognition from the Excellence judges for its comprehensive scope.

More information is at www.foundstone.com/products/enterprise.htm.

Excellence Awards Winners and Finalists:
  • Analytics & Reporting
  • Application Development
  • Business Integration Systems
  • Business Relationship Management
  • Desktop & Mobile Hardware
  • E-Business Foundations
  • E-Mail Management & Security
  • Enterprise Collaboration & Messaging
  • Enterprise Storage Hardware
  • Enterprise Storage Software
  • IT Quality Assurance Tools
  • Productivity Applications
  • Server Hardware
  • Networking & Management Tools
  • Networking Infrastructure
  • System & Application Management
  • Authentication & User Management
  • Network Data-Stream Protection
  • Vulnerability Assessment & Remediation
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    Peter Coffee is Director of Platform Research at salesforce.com, where he serves as a liaison with the developer community to define the opportunity and clarify developers' technical requirements on the company's evolving Apex Platform. Peter previously spent 18 years with eWEEK (formerly PC Week), the national news magazine of enterprise technology practice, where he reviewed software development tools and methods and wrote regular columns on emerging technologies and professional community issues.Before he began writing full-time in 1989, Peter spent eleven years in technical and management positions at Exxon and The Aerospace Corporation, including management of the latter company's first desktop computing planning team and applied research in applications of artificial intelligence techniques. He holds an engineering degree from MIT and an MBA from Pepperdine University, he has held teaching appointments in computer science, business analytics and information systems management at Pepperdine, UCLA, and Chapman College.
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

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