Neoteris enhances security software

FRAMINGHAM (09/29/2003) - Security vendor Neoteris Inc. Monday added to its software access management controls and a host of new features to secure content accessed via a browser.

With Version 3.3 of its Instant Virtual Extranet (IVE) platform, Neoteris has added single sign-on capabilities, integration with password management software and tools to check processes running on remote devices and for cleaning out cached data.

The IVE 3.3 software will be included in the Neoteris Access Series and Meeting Series products.

The company hopes that the new features will extend its reach beyond employee remote access into securing the extranet for partner and customer access from unmanaged machines and intranet access to the corporate LAN.

"It's layers of security that administrators want," says Jason Matlof, vice president of business development and marketing for Neoteris. "Administrators can decide which of these security features they want to deploy."

The new Host Checker Agent 2.0 checks for software compliance and monitors the executable processes running on a target machine to ensure they are not malicious. The agent can shut down a session if it detects something out of the ordinary.

Neoteris also has added a Cache Cleaner Agent, which cleans out temporary files and cookies stored on a browser. Also new is In-Transit Data Protection, which allows non-cacheable Hypertext Markup Language rendering to ensure data is not left behind on the client software.

In addition, Neoteris is offering base functionality for securing user access and for password management. The company has added native single sign on technology to IVE, including form and header based exchange of user name, credentials and other attributes.

"Access control, credentials and authentication should be in the world of the gateway to the network," says Matlof. "Increasingly we will be infringing on the territory of Web access management products." Those products are from vendors such as Netegrity Inc. and Oblix Inc.

Neoteris also will integrate IVE with third-party password management software using access to the directory through the Lightweight Directory Access Protocol. The features will be available through a browser interface for updating passwords on the Neoteris VPN software and on internal applications.

The IVE 3.3 software is available now.

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