[ISN] NAI to pull plug on CyberCop

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Date: Tue May 28 2002 - 01:28:10 PDT

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    By ComputerWire
    Posted: 27/05/2002 at 05:13 GMT
    Network Associates Inc will in July pull the plug on further
    development of its popular CyberCop vulnerability scanner and
    intrusion-detection product and instead will redirect efforts to
    integrate new security functionality into lines produced out of its
    Sniffer Technologies network analyser arm.
    Products reaching end of life on July 1 include the CyberCop Scanner
    5.5, distributed CyberCop Scanner 2.0 and the CyberCop Monitor 2.5.  
    The company maintains its plan does not in any way affect the existing
    CyberCop ASaP services, which will continue to be a McAfee Security
    product offering. The Santa Clara, California-based company said that
    maintenance for the scanner line will continue through until the end
    of 2004, with scheduled signature updates performed quarterly rather
    than on a monthly basis.
    The move follows previous announcements that technology from the PGP
    Security division would be folded into other Network Associates'
    products after the divestment in February of the unit's core firewall
    business to Secure Computing Inc. Elements of the Cybercop product
    have already found a way into ThreatScan, a new tool from the McAfee
    Security stable. This is intended to routinely schedule virus
    vulnerability scans and updated signatures to report on unprotected,
    unmanaged, infected and virus-vulnerable machines. ThreatScan works
    alongside the company's Virus Security Policy Management console,
    ePolicy Orchestrator.
    Meanwhile, the Sniffer Technologies network analyzer arm is working to
    add an intrusion-detection module to its popular Sniffer product suite
    in the next three months, which will also draw on CyberCop Scanner
    intrusion-detection and risk-assessment programs. By incorporating
    aspects of CyberCop, such as tracer packet firewall testing to provide
    audits of firewalls and routers, it is expected that the new Sniffer
    intrusion-detection module will not only help check the network
    perimeter, but also check inside the boundaries. The idea behind this
    is that checks for viruses and other potentially malicious behavior
    need to be made at internal PCs and servers as well at the edge of the
    Back in October 2001 Network Associates said to would be wrapping much
    of the remaining PGP Security technology into its McAfee Security and
    Sniffer Technologies portfolios. And on May 2, the company announced
    an agreement with Internet Security Systems Inc to share the
    technologies the companies need to develop next-generation security
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