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Re: Auditing Network Resource Usage
From: Todd Haverkos <infosec () haverkos com>
Date: Tue, 19 Apr 2011 11:15:37 -0500

Muhammad Aslam <aslam.popal () gmail com> writes:


I am not sure whether this is the right group or not but i have
googled a lot but could not find any suitable solution that could meet
my requirement, so basically i would like to have the capability in my
network so that i could check and get reports based on network
resource usage and access of different resources that are available in
my network so that i could generate assessments for the executive
management as well as for security personnel.

I'll throw a dart at the wall, without knowing the size of your
network and mention 

Whats Up Gold
though I'm not sure how much trending it has.  

MRTG probably deserves a mention too.  http://oss.oetiker.ch/mrtg/

And this will also help me in case someone tries to copy or take
something from the network so that we get awareness of such activity

It could possibly help, but Network-based and Host-based data loss
prevention (DLP) products really do that best.  Symantec Mcafee
Websense and RSA all supposedly have decent offering in this space (or
bought their way into the leaders quadrant).  I've recently run into a
pair of Symantec customers at different companies who claim to be
happy with the Symantec offering. 

There is a free DLP product out there as well.  I've met the author
who is very sharp: 

Best Regards, 
Todd Haverkos, LPT MsCompE

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