Zone Labs Integrity Zaps

 
 
By Andrew Garcia  |  Posted 2004-02-23 Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Zone Labs' integrity clientless solution is an ActiveX component that performs a quick scan of remote Web clients for nefarious Trojan horses, adware or keystroke loggers.

Zone Labs integrity clientless solution is an ActiveX component that performs a quick scan of remote Web clients for nefarious Trojan horses, adware or keystroke loggers. Administrators worried about the integrity of remote computers accessing their precious Web applications will find comfort using this application—once it matures a bit.

I installed Integrity Clientless Solution, which shipped last month, on a Windows 2000 server with IIS in just a couple of minutes. The configuration page is simple: I just selected what types of malware to scan for and what action to take if found.

I then infected several remote clients with either the MyDoom.A worm or PurityScan adware. As I accessed the protected Web site for the first time, my browser prompted me to install the ActiveX component. Then the scan ran quickly and permitted access to the site. Turns out Zone Labs still has work to do building up the exploit database.

Further testing revealed that the scans blocked access for systems. A manual update of the signature database was needed to detect MyDoom.A; Zone Labs could stand to simplify this update process.

Pricing for Integrity Clientless Solution starts at a hefty $20 per user, but volume discounts are available. Go to www.zonelabs.com for more information.

 
 
 
 
Andrew cut his teeth as a systems administrator at the University of California, learning the ins and outs of server migration, Windows desktop management, Unix and Novell administration. After a tour of duty as a team leader for PC Magazine's Labs, Andrew turned to system integration - providing network, server, and desktop consulting services for small businesses throughout the Bay Area. With eWEEK Labs since 2003, Andrew concentrates on wireless networking technologies while moonlighting with Microsoft Windows, mobile devices and management, and unified communications. He produces product reviews, technology analysis and opinion pieces for eWEEK.com, eWEEK magazine, and the Labs' Release Notes blog. Follow Andrew on Twitter at andrewrgarcia, or reach him by email at agarcia@eweek.com.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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