Christopher Moody

Recent articles by Christopher Moody

Review: Bluesocket BSC 2100

Review: Bluesocket BSC 2100

The BSC 2100 is one of the most advanced products around. One of its key strengths is that Bluesocket realises that wireless networks should integrate with existing networks with as little hassle as possible.
Apr 1 2006 12:00AM
Review: InCharge RF Manager Server

Review: InCharge RF Manager Server

This device is similar in operation to RFprotect, but it comes with a 1U rack-mountable server, which configures the remote sensors.
Apr 1 2006 12:00AM
Review: RFprotect Distributed 5

Review: RFprotect Distributed 5

Standard network tools don’t work to detect and monitor your company’s wireless network policy, which is where this product steps in.
Apr 1 2006 12:00AM
Review: StormShield

Review: StormShield

Wireless notebooks should be just as well protected as corporate wireless networks. SkyRecon’s StormShield achieves that.
Apr 1 2006 12:00AM
Review: WiSentry

Review: WiSentry

One of the biggest threats a company can face is unauthorised access points being added to its network. These can often go undetected, but open a gaping hole in your company’s defences. WiSentry is designed to detect and monitor for these events and warn you as soon as they happen.
Apr 1 2006 12:00AM
Review: Ad-Aware Enterprise

Review: Ad-Aware Enterprise

Ad-Aware is probably the best-known anti-spyware product around. For its Enterprise edition, Lavasoft bundles Ad-Aware SE and Ad-Watch client applications, tied together with its Ad-Axis management console.
Jan 1 2006 12:00AM
Review: McAfee AntiSpyware 2006

Review: McAfee AntiSpyware 2006

This product can either be bought as a standalone or as part of McAfee’s Internet Security Suite. If you opt for the Enterprise version, you also get centralized management using McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator 3.02+ or McAfee Protection Pilot 1.1+. These applications let you manage, control and schedule updates and spyware scans over the whole network, so that you can control what’s going on.
Jan 1 2006 12:00AM
Review: CounterSpy Enterprise

Review: CounterSpy Enterprise

CounterSpy Enterprise is built for remote management and administration. One of its main tasks is to distribute the agent to PCs on your network. You can either push the installation using Windows Domain rights, or create an MSI installer package – probably the preferred approach for large networks as they can use existing distribution tools.
Jan 1 2006 12:00AM
Review: CyberGuard WW 1000

Review: CyberGuard WW 1000

This appliance is designed to monitor, scan and block internet-based threats. Its anti-spyware functions come from a range of different protection options, accessed through the appliance’s web front-end. For larger installations, you can also use the Global Command Center for centralized management.
Jan 1 2006 12:00AM
Review: Enterprise Threat Shield

Review: Enterprise Threat Shield

Surfcontrol’s Enterprise Threat Shield is a little different from the other products that we tested. Rather than just providing anti-spyware tools, the system also scans P2P traffic, games and instant messenger clients by using dedicated databases.
Jan 1 2006 12:00AM
Review: Shavlik Netchk Protect

Review: Shavlik Netchk Protect

Shavlik’s Netchk Protect has one of the nicest interfaces that we’ve seen. It is bright, simply laid out and makes obvious what function does what. This makes it one of the easiest products to use.
Jan 1 2006 12:00AM
Review: Panda Titanium Anti-Virus + Anti-Spyware 2006

Review: Panda Titanium Anti-Virus + Anti-Spyware 2006

As we noted in the intro, the difference between spyware and viruses is negligible, so Panda includes anti-spyware functions with its antivirus product. You cannot buy the spyware product separately, so choosing Panda means that you have got to ditch your existing antivirus software.
Jan 1 2006 12:00AM
Review: Sonicwall Pro 5060

Review: Sonicwall Pro 5060

Part of Sonicwall’s firewall line, this 1U rack mountable appliance features six Gigabit Ethernet ports and an Intel Xeon processor. Its primary function is as a stateful inspection firewall, protecting your network based on rules you give it. But it has a range of optional security services including AV and IPS. We tested its anti-spyware capabilities. Sonicwall offers a free trial, so you can turn the service on through your MySonicwall account, accessible through the firewall’s web-based management.
Jan 1 2006 12:00AM
Review: Spy Sweeper Enterprise

Review: Spy Sweeper Enterprise

This product combines the excellent detection tools of Spy Sweeper with a new management front-end, Admin Console, and Java-based application used to control how you deal with spyware over the entire network.
Jan 1 2006 12:00AM
Review: Spyware Doctor

Review: Spyware Doctor

Spyware Doctor was one of the most successful tools in our test, offering real-time protection and a system scanner. We were hugely impressed with its real-time protections, which actively monitor attempts made to change system settings, install applications and hijack browsers.
Jan 1 2006 12:00AM
Review: VSA NG-5000

Review: VSA NG-5000

As part of Finjan Software’s Vital Security Appliance range, the NG-5000 is one of a growing number of products designed to deal with the myriad of threats facing companies today. It uses a 2.8GHz Pentium 4 processor, has two Gigabit Ethernet and four Fast Ethernet ports.
Jan 1 2006 12:00AM
Review: Web Security Suite Lockdown Edition

Review: Web Security Suite Lockdown Edition

Part of a suite of Websense tools designed to protect your network, this is one of the more difficult products to install. A range of components need to be installed individually, so you’ll want to dedicate a fresh Windows 2000/20003 server to it. These components, such as reporting, can be installed on different PCs across the network, so it is flexible and scalable.
Jan 1 2006 12:00AM
Review: Web Security Suite Lockdown Edition

Review: Web Security Suite Lockdown Edition

Part of a suite of Websense tools designed to protect your network, this is one of the more difficult products to install. A range of components need to be installed individually, so you’ll want to dedicate a fresh Windows 2000/20003 server to it. These components, such as reporting, can be installed on different PCs across the network, so it is flexible and scalable.
Jan 1 2006 12:00AM
Review: Content Security Manager 2100CF

Review: Content Security Manager 2100CF

The 2100 CF is a dedicated content filtering appliance. It has three Fast Ethernet ports – two sit transparently inline with your internet, the third is a dedicated management port.

Aug 25 2005 12:00AM
Review: FortiGate-800

Review: FortiGate-800

Fortinet's FortiGate-800 is the company's mid-range firewall. It uses FortiOS 3.0 (this is a correction from the incorrect v2.5 printed in the original article) and comes with antivirus and intrusion prevention as standard, both regularly updated.

Aug 25 2005 12:00AM

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