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Applock/Web 1.01

USABILITY

B

CAPABILITY

C

PERFORMANCE

B

INTEROPERABILITY

C

MANAGEABILITY

C

WatchGuards AppLock/Web does what it tries to do—mainly, protect current Web site content from being defaced—but we wish it did more to stop other attacks that can affect a companys Web site. Also, if youre not running a Windows IIS Web server, AppLock/Web isnt for you.

SHORT-TERM BUSINESS IMPACT // Sites running IIS should find their content to be much safer from defacement with AppLock/Web. However, site content contributors might find it much harder to add content on a regular basis.

LONG-TERM BUSINESS IMPACT // If attackers can get into a server to make changes to Web pages, then youve got much bigger problems than a defaced page on your hands. The best long-term solution is to build a much more secure Web server infrastructure, which may mean moving away from a Microsoft server platform.

PROS: Makes changes to locked Web site content impossible; program is impossible to disable.

CONS: Doesnt stop attackers from adding content to servers; not suited for sites with constant content changes; protects only IIS servers.

WatchGuard Technologies Inc., Seattle; (206) 521-8340; www.watchguard.com