Re: [ISN] Linux snares security tool

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Date: Fri Nov 09 2001 - 00:55:39 PST

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    Forwarded from: Nicole Bellamy <nicole.bellamyat_private>
    To: Ejovi B. Nuwere <ejoviat_private>, InfoSec News <isnat_private>
    Cc: Leigh Purdie <Leigh.Purdieat_private>
    Hi Ejovi.
    Thank you for your comments. ZDNet Australia values any feedback,
    especially when it relates to editorial quality, and/or accuracy. I
    have copied in Leigh Purdie, the CEO you mentioned, and an expert in
    Linux security.
    I consulted Linux 'experts' before going to print to check the
    accuracy of the article, which they did, and I am satisfied with
    responses I received.
    ZDNet Australia strives to provide an impartial, balanced view of news
    in the IT industry. As such, it is important to report on new
    developments. Often these are not controversial, and may seem to be
    complimentary to the company producing the technologies, this is not
    intended, nor compensated in any way. I personally have no affiliation
    with the company mentioned, nor the staff within it.
    However, I appreciate your comments and will endeavour to ensure the
    validity of them. As we speak, I have contacted various Aust Linux
    personalities to advise me on the accuracy of the claims you have
    made. I am sure you can understand the need to check facts and claims.
    Thanks again for your e-mail. Perhaps next time you have comments to
    make you could give me a call directly, and ascertain the accuracy of
    your comments.
    I hope I have assisted in whatever it is you hoped to achieve with
    this e-mail.
    Thanks and regards
    Nicole Bellamy
    News & Technology Producer
    ZDNet Australia, a CNET Networks Company
    PO Box 670  BROADWAY NSW 2007
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    ----- Original Message -----
    From: "Ejovi B. Nuwere" <ejoviat_private>
    To: "InfoSec News" <isnat_private>
    Cc: <nicole.bellamyat_private>
    Sent: Friday, November 09, 2001 7:20 AM
    Subject: Re: [ISN] Linux snares security tool
    > Dear Nicole,
    > Is this an article or jibberish? Jibberish or a press release
    > poorly cloaked as a article? What exactly do you mean by intergrated?
    > Are you saying that all the major Linux distrubutions will include this
    > as part of their base system install?
    > Or are you saying that it works on Linux? I'm confused. I suspect you
    > are too. Why did you not research the subject, if you had you would have
    > found tripwire ( which has been around and
    > widely used for almost 10 years.
    > What about quoting experts other then the company CEO? Either you've
    > been had, or need a refresher course in journlistic intergrity.
    > Your friend,
    > ejovi
    > On Wed, Nov 07, 2001 at 03:35:07AM -0600, InfoSec News wrote:
    > >,4586,2822782,00.html
    > >
    > > By Nicole Bellamy
    > > ZDNet Australia
    > > November 6, 2001 5:46 PM PT
    > >
    > > InterSect Alliance says it has developed the first integrated security
    > > auditing and event logging subsystem for the open source Linux
    > > operating system, beating much larger organizations to the punch.
    > >
    > > Its new tool, Snare (System iNtrusion Analysis and Reporting
    > > Environment) has been developed with a goal of reducing the cost of
    > > entry into system auditing and host-based intrusion detection for
    > > system managers, simplifying the process of configuration, reducing
    > > resource requirements and providing meaningful reporting to end-users.
    > >
    > > According to Leigh Purdie, director and principal security consultant,
    > > this is the first release of code for a host-based intrusion detection
    > > system, although there have been inroads made into the development of
    > > source code to address network-based intrusion detection.
    > >
    > > The two systems differ in that while a network-based intrusion
    > > detection tool enables the user to determine when an intrusion is
    > > being attempted, the host-based system allows the user to identify
    > > when an intrusion has been successful.
    > ejovi nuwere
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