auditing

Fortify pushes code audits as XP support ends

Fortify pushes code audits as XP support ends

Fortify has warned that the end of mainstream support for Windows XP means that anyone working on XP-based applications should strengthen their code auditing procedures.
May 26 2009 9:39AM
Security expert slams PCI auditing

Security expert slams PCI auditing

A recent security breach at US supermarket chain Hannaford Bros was almost certainly the work of hackers exploiting a single code flaw on internal systems, experts say..
Apr 7 2008 3:09PM
Auditing tools (2005)

Auditing tools (2005)

Collecting information about your enterprise's hardware and software assets – and getting quality reports – is more important than ever before. Julian Ashbourn assesses some products that can help
Jun 9 2005 12:00AM
Review: Ecora Enterprise Auditor

Review: Ecora Enterprise Auditor

Ecora Enterprise Auditor 3.5 is a comprehensive package tailored to fit into most contemporary IT environments.

Jun 9 2005 12:00AM
Review: Enterprise Configuration Manager

Review: Enterprise Configuration Manager

Auditing software requirements will naturally vary between organizations. In many cases, a relatively straightforward approach will be all that is necessary. But sometimes you might want a higher level of analysis and control.

Jun 9 2005 12:00AM
Review: LANDesk Management Suite

Review: LANDesk Management Suite

The LANDesk Management Suite is much more than just an auditing tool. It is a comprehensive group of tools for generally managing a corporate network which might include large numbers of clients.

Jun 9 2005 12:00AM
Review: LANsurveyor

Review: LANsurveyor

LANsurveyor 9 is a subtly different program from others tested here. At its heart is a graphical mapping capability that allows you to create "maps" of your network to various levels of detail. These maps might be used solely within the program, or be exported in a variety of formats, including Microsoft Visio, so you can edit them as appropriate to your organizational requirements.

Jun 9 2005 12:00AM
Review: PC-Duo

Review: PC-Duo

We evaluated a previous version of PC-Duo and were generally impressed with its intuitive interface and no-nonsense functions. We are pleased to report that the previous strengths – an attractive and intuitive interface – remain. The functionality has also been well considered and will be truly useful in a broad range of operational scenarios.

Jun 9 2005 12:00AM
Review: SecurityExpressions

Review: SecurityExpressions

SecurityExpressions is a comprehensive audit and compliance software tool which is easy to deploy and usable in most computing environments. It can audit systems either with or without agents deployed on the target machines.

Jun 9 2005 12:00AM
Review: Track-It Professional

Review: Track-It Professional

Track-It comes in three flavors, with varying levels of sophistication: Standard, Professional and Enterprise.

Jun 9 2005 12:00AM
Auditing tools (2004)

Auditing tools (2004)

Keeping track of what software is being used when and where is a laborious task. So Julian Ashbourn looks at products that help companies tackle it

Aug 3 2004 12:00AM
Review: LANDesk Asset Manager

Review: LANDesk Asset Manager

LANDesk Asset Manager – actually an add-in to the comprehensive LANDesk Management Suite 8.1 application – provides a host of valuable functionality.

Aug 3 2004 12:00AM
Review: Altiris Asset Management Suite

Review: Altiris Asset Management Suite

Altiris speaks in terms of "lifecycle management," by which it means managing your IT-related assets throughout their useful term of operation. This is enabled by the provision of a core Notification Server, to which might be added a Server Provisioning Suite, a Client Management Suite , (CMS), and an Asset Management Suite, (AMS). The Altiris brochure also describes a utility named the Wise Package Studio which, as you might expect, provides for software distribution.

Aug 3 2004 12:00AM
Review: Centennial Discovery

Review: Centennial Discovery

Centennial Discovery 4.51 is a comprehensive, but easy to use, auditing tool which might be used with a variety of client operating systems. It requires Microsoft SQL Server 7.0 or later, a run-time version of which is supplied on the installation CD.

Aug 3 2004 12:00AM
Review: iInventory

Review: iInventory

This product is a straightforward and competent auditing tool whose apparent simplicity and ease of use will appeal to many system administrators.

Aug 3 2004 12:00AM
Review: Intuit Track-It!

Review: Intuit Track-It!

Intuit Track-It! is a comprehensive suite of integrated modules which provide some interesting and useful functionality. The product is available in three flavours of Single User, Standard (facilitating multiple users) and Enterprise, and is nicely presented throughout with good documentation.

Aug 3 2004 12:00AM
Review: PC-Duo Enterprise

Review: PC-Duo Enterprise

PC-Duo Enterprise is a well presented application that effectively steers users through all major functions via well-considered dialogs. This "learn-as-you-go" approach will suit the busy network administrator with limited previous experience.

Aug 3 2004 12:00AM
Review: Security Expressions

Review: Security Expressions

This is a very interesting application which enables you to monitor compliance with policies via audits against your IT infrastructure. This alone would represent valuable functionality, but Security Expressions does not stop there.

Aug 3 2004 12:00AM
Review: TS Census – License Compliance Suite

Review: TS Census – License Compliance Suite

Praise be! A software vendor that supplies a comprehensive and well-written printed product manual, and a host of other documentation to leave you in no doubt about the product, and how best to use it.

Aug 3 2004 12:00AM
Review: Unicenter

Review: Unicenter

Installing Unicenter takes a little longer than average, but the process is glitch-free and logical, setting the tone for the use of the product.

Aug 3 2004 12:00AM

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