WatchGuard’s ServerLock Extends Security Beyond Firewall
- By Scott Bekker
WatchGuard Technologies Inc. extended its Firebox firewall
and VPN appliances with the introduction of WatchGuard ServerLock, new software
that locks down Windows NT and Windows 2000 servers.
ServerLock reinforces WatchGuard’s perimeter defense
products by hardening the server operating system using software that can be
implemented by existing staff. With ServerLock, the enterprise extends its
defenses by avoiding service outages caused by Web server attacks, internal
administrative errors, and unauthorized changes or routing of server content.
WatchGuard ServerLock integrates with the operating system
to define two modes for the server – operational and administrative. In
operational mode, all server configuration elements are secured from
unauthorized changes, including user-defined resources. This protects the
server from downtime caused by incorrect configuration changes or malicious
attacks from both within and outside the enterprise. In administrative mode,
ServerLock uses a sophisticated encryption suite that enables an enterprise to
centrally and securely control all modifications to the largest server farm or
to an individual server.
Contact WatchGuard, (206) 521-8340, www.watchguard.com.
Scott Bekker is editor in chief of Redmond Channel Partner magazine.