TruSecure yesterday launched a new security product that it claims is the first to combine management tools in one product.
The IntelliShield Early Warning System combines network scanning, asset management, threat assessment and alert feeds.Leanne Fleming (pictured), TruSecure’s senior security consultant, says EWS first scans a network to discover what services are running and to locate potential vulnerabilities.
“It sees everything, and builds your asset database,” she says.
EWS then produces a report for IT staff to act upon. Asset discovery scans can be scheduled to be run as often as needed.
Fleming says reports suggest the fixes that are needed and ranks them by importance, but the product doesn’t try to make changes itself. “We found that a lot of clients don’t like the idea of it being totally intrusive,” she says. “However, [fixes] are detailed step-by-step.”
If a potential issue is flagged but not fixed, EWS escalates the problem until it is resolved.
Administrators can schedule EWS to check for new security alerts as often as every 15 minutes, and request reports as often as needed. When an important alert is received administrators can be warned by email or pager.
Although Fleming says EWS doesn’t currently treat portable devices such as laptops any differently from other assets, she does say TruSecure is looking for suggestions from its customers. “That is one of the things that we’ll be taking feedback on from clients.”
EWS is sold in licences for 100 assets or more. A 100-asset licence costs $US39,000, Fleming says.