BindView Singles Out Security Policy
- By Scott Bekker
viruses and hackers are dramatic threats to security, many security problems
result from simple issues with permission settings and account management. BindView Corp.
has updated their BV-control
product line to offer administrators a single point of control for evaluating
pulling all this stuff on to a single console,” says Prashanth Viswanath, vice
president, product strategy and management. BindView marketed a number of
interoperable products for evaluating security vulnerabilities, but RMS
bv-Control v7 pulls many of the products together into a single interface.
release also offers new reporting capabilities. Like the old releases v7 offers
a reporting engine bundled with the software, but the new version integrates
with Windows 2000’s MMC console, and offers a web page with drill down
Viswanath says that the
new interface also gives administrators more information for prioritizing
management tasks. “It answers the question, ‘How does this affect my system,’”
he says. When a vulnerability is detected, the interface gives administrators
an idea of how dangerous the vulnerability may be.
v7 also offers the ability to detect security vulnerabilities in two, often
mission-critical, applications. Adminstrators will be able to probe SAP and
Exchange servers to ensure that permissions and hotfixes meet best practices
to Windows 2000 management, v7 can detect and monitor permissions on Unix and
NetWare platforms, allowing security policy management across a heterogenous
enterprise. – Christopher
Scott Bekker is editor in chief of Redmond Channel Partner magazine.