Justin Peltier

Recent articles by Justin Peltier

Review: ForeScout Technologies CounterACT

Review: ForeScout Technologies CounterACT

The ForeScout CounterACT was the device which took the most time to install and configure.
Jul 24 2008 3:05PM
Review: Sophos NAC Advanced

Review: Sophos NAC Advanced

The Sophos NAC Advanced product is a well-designed offering which balances the need for ease of administration with network protection.
Jul 22 2008 1:35PM
Review: Symantec Network Access Control 11

Review: Symantec Network Access Control 11

The offering from Symantec is much larger than the scope of this review.
Jul 10 2008 7:56AM
Review: StillSecure Safe Access

Review: StillSecure Safe Access

With StillSecure Safe Access, every device starts in the quarantine network segment and has to test out of quarantine to reach devices on the protected network.
Jul 9 2008 7:45AM
Review: STRSRCH and URL_SRCH

Review: STRSRCH and URL_SRCH

STRSRCH and URL_SRCH are command-line utilities that can search text files for IP addresses, email addresses, URLs and strings. The biggest advantage of these offerings is the speed at which they can process large amounts of data.
May 22 2008 3:19PM
Review: Helix 1.9

Review: Helix 1.9

We are fans of open-source software and Helix 1.9 falls into this category. Helix has two components, each with its own set of utilities. The first component is the Windows element, which can be started on a booted Windows system by simply inserting the CD into the drive.
May 20 2008 1:36PM
Review: Forensic Toolkit v2.0

Review: Forensic Toolkit v2.0

Forensic Toolkit (FTK) is one of the most full-featured sets of products. It includes a forensic imager utility, a registry viewer facility and the Distributed Network Attack, which aids password recovery with the password recovery toolkit.
May 19 2008 3:01PM
Review: DParaben Device Seizure

Review: DParaben Device Seizure

Paraben has established itself as the market leader in hand-held forensics because its software is easy to use and covers a wide range of devices including PDAs, smartphones, and mobile phones.
May 16 2008 3:44PM
Review: ZyXEL ZyWALL USG 300

Review: ZyXEL ZyWALL USG 300

A good all-around product with a large feature set. The unit can be a bit of a challenge for organizations that do not need all of the included features.
Jan 7 2008 3:25PM
Review: Stonesoft StoneGate FW-5000

Review: Stonesoft StoneGate FW-5000

Stonesoft offers a variety of firewall platforms designed to meet the needs of various sized organisations.
Dec 18 2007 11:12AM
Review: Secure Computing Corporation Sidewinder 7.0

Review: Secure Computing Corporation Sidewinder 7.0

The device from Secure Computing is an appliance-based offering that runs on a 1U rack mounted device. The Sidewinder provides two Ethernet interfaces, which can be separately addressed and configured.
Nov 29 2007 3:39PM
Review: AEP Networks Netilla Security Platform

Review: AEP Networks Netilla Security Platform

The AEP Networks offering is an appliance. The Netilla Security Platform (NSP) offers several choices for authentication of SSL VPN clients, including NT Domain, Active Directory, LDAP, RADIUS, Vasco, Kerberos and local database.
Oct 31 2007 3:38PM
Review: Stonesoft Stonegate SSL-6000

Review: Stonesoft Stonegate SSL-6000

Stonesoft offers an appliance for any size network. In this group test we looked at StoneGate SSL-6000 built to support up to 5000 concurrent users. The unit is a 3U rack mountable appliance delivered with three (two redundant) power supplies and is quite heavy.
Oct 19 2007 11:42AM
Review: Array Networks Universal Access Controller

Review: Array Networks Universal Access Controller

The Array Networks SPX Series Universal Access Controller is an appliance that provides a number of features through a browser-based SSL VPN approach. The SPX allows remote file access through SMB, browsing internal websites, access to internal mail servers and standard TCP-based services.
Oct 16 2007 11:21AM
Review: Utimaco SafeGuard Easy

Review: Utimaco SafeGuard Easy

Utimaco SafeGuard Easy is just what its name promises — the package is easy enough to install that the average end-user could do it. The 24-page installation manual is straightforward and covers both standalone and enterprise installation.
May 15 2007 12:00AM
Review: BeCrypt Disk Protect

Review: BeCrypt Disk Protect

BeCrypt Disk Protect provides for two-factor authentication and also advanced encryption standard (AES) encryption of the entire hard drive. We configured BeCrypt Disk Protect to use password authentication, which was a little more difficult to install and configure than some of the other products.
Feb 5 2007 12:00AM
Review: WinMagic SecureDoc

Review: WinMagic SecureDoc

WinMagic Data Security’s SecureDoc Hard Disk Encryption provides advanced encryption standard (AES) encryption of the entire hard drive. SecureDoc Hard Disk Encryption also supports two-factor authentication through the use of smart cards and USB tokens.
Feb 5 2007 12:00AM
Review: Secude Secure Notebook

Review: Secude Secure Notebook

The Secude Secure Notebook has the ability to authenticate the user using two-factor authentication, such as smart cards and USB tokens. The drive encryption product is broken into two pieces — one that provides the boot time authentication, and a second piece that provides the actual hard drive encryption.
Jan 29 2007 12:00AM
Review: DriveCrypt Plus Pack

Review: DriveCrypt Plus Pack

If James Bond had encryption software he would have the DriveCrypt Plus Pack. This software includes many more features than the other products in this category. Are they all useful to the typical corporate road warrior? Probably not, but they are all cool and definitely have some merit.
Jan 22 2007 12:00AM
Review: PGP Whole Disk Encryption 9.5

Review: PGP Whole Disk Encryption 9.5

PGP Whole Disk Encryption provides the easiest to install hard drive encryption package we tested. Both the standalone and enterprise products were easy to configure and were easy enough that most end-users could perform the installation with only the quick start guide.
Jan 15 2007 12:00AM

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