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CrossNodes Product Briefing: Network Security Suites
From: InfoSec News <isn () c4i org>
Date: Thu, 28 Jun 2001 07:01:24 -0500 (CDT)

http://networking.earthweb.com/netsecur/article/0,,12084_790971,00.html

By Dayna Delmonico

Now is the time to address all your information security needs. Why?
According to Gartner's "Total Cost of Ownership Model for Information
Security" it will cost you ten times more by 2011 if you don't. Total
cost of information security is 0.4 percent of a company's revenue, on
average now. That is expected to accelerate to 44 percent within ten
years. As a practical matter, network managers have basically two
choices -- the integrated network security suite or managed security
provider. Though this buyer's briefing will concentrate on products,
know that a great many of the vendors we've included also offer
managed security services. Where ASPs haven't caught on with IT yet
for most applications, managed security services is doing pretty well.

In theory, integrated security suites should provide total security
for any network. Product lines can include software and/or network
devices. Most or all of the following should be part of the vendors
full security solution offerings:

* Firewalls 
* VPNs 
* Virus scanning 
* Content filtering 
* URL authentication 
* Reporting 
* Network management 

For the most part, the products in the marketplace are from
well-established vendors and are product names you probably know.
However, with all these pieces needed to round out complete offerings
for the enterprise, vendors have had to take certain steps to ensure
full product lines. In the last three years partnerships or
acquisitions have been the order of the day to filled in product
lines. For example, Axent Technologies (Raptor) was purchased by
anti-virus king Symantec Corp, PGP's Gauntlet is now Network
Associates who is also the market leader. Cisco was also in the buying
mood which allowed them to incorporating security at a chip level in
their routers and switches. CheckPoint took the partnership route with
other ISV products being certified to work within their Open Platform
for Security (OPSEC).

Below are 10 vendors that currently offer integrated suites. Look
carefully, however, at product names, because your favorite may no
longer be with the vendor you expect. Other security vendors include
NetScreen Technologies, Network Associates (PGP Security -- Gauntlet)
Citadel Technologies and NetGuard, Inc.

Vendor: Aliroo
Web: www.aliroo.com
Product: PrivaSuite
OS(s): WinNT; MS Win 2000
Encryption/PKI: Yes
VPN: No
Virus Detection: No
Authentication: No
Intrusion Detection: No

Vendor: Anywhere Technology
Web: www.anywheretechnology.com
Product: EverLink Suite
OS(s): WinNT; OS/2; Linux
Encryption/PKI: Yes
VPN: No
Virus Detection: No
Authentication: Yes
Intrusion Detection: No

Vendor: Assured Digital, Inc.
Web: www.assured-digital.com
Product: ADI-AMS
OS(s): WinNT
Encryption/PKI: Yes
VPN: Yes
Virus Detection: No
Authentication: Yes
Intrusion Detection: No

Vendor: CheckPoint Software
Web: www.checkpoint.com
Product: CheckPoint RealSecure
OS(s): WinNT; Solaris
Encryption/PKI: No
VPN: Yes
Virus Detection: Yes
Authentication: No
Intrusion Detection: Yes

Vendor: Computer Associates
Web: www.ca.com
Product: eTrust
OS(s): WinNT; MS Win 2000; Unix
Encryption/PKI: Yes
VPN: Yes
Virus Detection: Yes
Authentication: No
Intrusion Detection: Yes

Vendor: CYLINK
Web: www.cylink.com
Product: PrivateWire 3.0
OS(s): WinNT; MS Win 2000; Solaris
Encryption/PKI: Yes
VPN: No
Virus Detection: No
Authentication: Yes
Intrusion Detection: No

Vendor: Fortress Technologies
Web: www.fortresstech.com
Product:  NetFortress M-Series
OS(s): WinNT; MS Win 98/2000
Encryption/PKI: Yes
VPN: Yes
Virus Detection: No
Authentication: Yes
Intrusion Detection: No

Vendor: Internet Security Systems
Web: www.iss.net
Product: SAFESuite Decisions
OS(s): WinNT; MS Win 2000; UNIX; Solaris; Linux RedHat
Encryption/PKI: Yes
VPN: Yes
Virus Detection: No
Authentication: Yes
Intrusion Detection: Yes

Vendor: Secure Computing Corp.
Web: www.securecomputing.com
Product SafeWord
OS(s): WinNT; MS Win 2000
Encryption/PKI: Yes
VPN: No
Virus Detection: No
Authentication: Yes
Intrusion Detection: No

Vendor: Sonic Systems
Web: www.sonicsys.com
Product: SonicWALL
OS(s): WinNT; UNIX
Encryption/PKI: No
VPN: Yes
Virus Detection: Yes
Authentication: Yes
Intrusion Detection: No




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