[ISN] Start-up Ships Security Suite (Centrax/NT/IDS)

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Date: Fri May 29 1998 - 21:22:43 PDT

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    Start-up ships security suite 
    By Tim Clark
    Staff Writer, CNET NEWS.COM 
    May 26, 1998, 4 p.m. PT 
    URL: http://www.news.com/News/Item/0,4,22463,00.html 
    Security start-up Centrax today began shipping eNTrax Security Suite for
    Windows NT, an intrusion detection and response offering to protect
    corporate networks from both outside hackers and insiders seeking access to
    corporate data. 
    The software, called eNTrax, integrates security auditing policies and
    assessments plus detection and response into a single console that lets
    system administrators manage computers across a network from one central
    location. It is designed to reduce the resources required to manage
    enterprise security. 
    "Host-based intrusion detection protects your company from insider
    threats," said Paul Proctor, eNTrax chief technology officer. "It acts as a
    video camera on each computer in the enterprise that alerts you to misuse
    of each system or proprietary information by insiders." 
    But Centrax is moving into a market that has been hyperactive this year as
    bigger network and security players buy up small intrusion detection or
    network scanning firms. The latest came May 12, when Network Associates
    bought Secure Networks Incorporated for its network scanning tool. 
    In March, Internet Security Systems, described by analysts as the market
    leader for "adaptive network security," went public. Days later, Security
    Dynamics Technologies acquired Intrusion Detection, a month after Cisco
    Systems bought WheelGroup. 
    In October 1997, Trusted Information Systems bought Haystack Labs, but TIS
    itself was snapped up in February by Network Associates. 
    Centrax debuted in March, when it introduced auditing software called
    Centrax Audit Strategy Tool (CAST) to let administrators configure
    networked computers to log key data as a way to tell if someone was trying
    to break into the network. 
    Because eNTrax software resides on each protected server, it can monitor
    unauthorized use of data on those machines for attacks that aren't
    prevented by access controls or firewalls. 
    The software comes with ten predefined security policies for network
    managers to adopt or adapt, then replicate them onto remote machines on the
    network. It also analyzes machine configurations to check for
    vulnerabilities and logs unauthorized efforts to access data. A January
    Aberdeen Group report estimated the 1998 adaptive network security market
    for software at $100 million, double 1997's spending. That market includes
    tools for analyzing network weaknesses or "network scanning" and for
    detecting attacks on networks or "intrusion detection." 
    Centrax expects a fall update to eNTrax to add network monitoring to check
    for outsiders who may have broken into a network, probably licensed from
    another vendor. Currently eNTrax offers only host-based systems. 
    Centrax will market its software via both a small in-house sales force and
    resellers. Current pricing, designed for pilot testing or departmental use,
    for one console running 10 servers and 100 workstations is $13,000. 
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