New Activeworx Security Center v3.6 Expands Reporting and Support Capabilities

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Upgrade adds 50 reports, 15 new supported devices and added Snort® management.

CrossTec Corporation has released version 3.6 of Activeworx Security Center, its security information and event management (SIEM) software solution. The new version includes over 50 new reports and report templates, support for ten additional devices, enhanced windows event log collection and time zone normalization for better enterprise-wide log management. The upgrade builds upon the Activeworx foundation of providing simple ways to comply with federal regulations; analyze and share real-time security data; and efficiently manage and protect networks.

When events are collected by Activeworx, the time zone is now adjusted to GMT. This allows all internal processing within the manager - including the Activeworx Correlation Engine - to base the event on a normalized, common time zone. When events are later stored, they are converted back to the time zone that is assigned to that database. For example, if an asset exists in California and an asset in New York, the user can collect events using the same collector and store events in a common time zone format for later viewing.

A popular feature in Activeworx is its extensive collection of useful compliance reports. The product includes over 200 reports for GLBA, Sarbanes-Oxley, HIPAA and PCI. The new version adds another 50 new reports along with new report templates. These new reports display information such as virus information, Systems that have been updated, User accounts locked out, and much more.

Activeworx v3.6 has added 15 new devices to its already extensive list of supported security tools. Included in the new version is support for Harris Stat, McAfee Virus and ePolicy Orchestrator and Windows Vista.

The Activeworx Windows event log collector has also been expanded to display the current status for each Windows host. It also has the ability to test WMI connectivity from within the Activeworx Desktop and quickly change between the different methods of connectivity. The event log collector has also been enhanced to better handle server connectivity and pull events that could have been possibly lost during a connectivity issue.

Activeworx v3.6 now integrates with the third party add-on product IDS Policy Manager v2. IDS Policy Manager has been the standard in managing Snort® policies on Windows since its release 6 years ago. The integration between these two products provides users with a fully integrated Snort® event management and policy management solution.

An Activeworx investment begins at $3,000. It was initially released in 2004 by Activeworx, Inc. and is distributed, marketed and supported worldwide by CrossTec Corporation.

About CrossTec

CrossTec Corporation, founded in 1996, specializes in providing cost-effective, high quality, management software solutions for IT Security, Help Desks and Educational Technology. Based in Boca Raton, Fla., CrossTec and its certified partners, provide personalized consulting and support to corporations, organizations, government agencies and educational institutions. CrossTec offers no-charge, toll-free, pre- and post-sale technical support, offering one-on-one, professional assistance from certified technical engineers.

About Activeworx

Activeworx has been a provider of security tools since 1999. Since then, its tools have been downloaded more then 100,000 times. Activeworx understands the risk that is involved in doing business on the Internet. We are continuously working to solve the problem that many of us have -- multiple security products in stand-alone environments. Activeworx's goal is to converge these security technologies into a common easy to view interface that will help our customers perform better analysis of its threats, weaknesses and overall security posture.

Please visit http://www.crossteccorp.com/activeworx/ for more information, a free evaluation copy, white papers, and support. Press evaluation copies available by contacting Brooke Ellis.

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