Tripwire Inc. adds control module to its intrusion detection program

Tripwire Inc. adds control module to its intrusion detection program

By William Jackson

GCN Staff

Tripwire Inc. has put a control module into its flagship file integrity assessment tool, creating the Tripwire Enterprise Control Manager.

TEC Manager is a pair of software programs that centralize cross-platform security management.

Gene Kim, the Portland, Ore., company's chief technical officer, said the Tripwire product, instead of sending real-time alerts about intrusion, constantly monitors critical system files, directories and registries for unauthorized modifications.

The modifications spotlight viruses, Trojan horse programs or other hacks.

The security engine generates a baseline database to restore damaged files. It runs under Microsoft Windows NT and Unix operating systems, but its scope is limited to the server on which it is installed. To centralize management, TEC Manager 2.2.1 has an agent daemon to communicate with the TEC Console.

The TEC Console, which runs under NT, has a graphical interface to manage up to 250 agents and view and consolidate their reports. Console and agents communicate over Secure Sockets Layer connections.

The TEC Manager console starts at $12,500 and the agent daemon at $495.

Contact Tripwire at 503-223-0280.

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