PointSecure Announces Enhanced Security and Intrusion Detection for OpenVMS Systems

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System Detective v8.4 enhanced security reporting and rule control.

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PointSecure, the leading provider of security, compliance, and intrusion detection solutions for Open VMS systems, today announced the release of System Detective v8.4, an new version of the company’s flagship product offering host-based intrusion detection, real-time security monitoring and access control for OpenVMS systems.

System Detective v8.4 offers the OpenVMS administrators the ability to centralize of all OpenVMS log files via remote node storage. By centralizing all session logs and event databases, OpenVMS administrators can save hours of time managing, reviewing, and generating global reports regarding critical OpenVMS system information.

PointSecure System Detective Version 8.4 also offers these new features which help to enhance the security of an OpenVMS environment:

  • Enhanced Protection of System Detective Files: Session log files can now be protected to prevent log file modification or abuse.
  • Search & Autoprocess Log Files: A New SYSDET command allows administrators to search and select session log files based on certain criteria and create a single easy to read file for later review.
  • Events entered in Session Log File: Events generated by System Detective are now entered into the session log file as well as the event database. These events can be output, played back, and formatted in a standard event display.
  • Enhanced Actions to Control Rule Evaluation: New actions provide more flexibility allowing the exclusion of rules to be turned on or off in a section, and the evaluation of idle rules to be turned on or off for a given process.

System Detective provides a powerful defense mechanism against internal and external security threats by helping to enforce and ensure compliance with defined security policies on OpenVMS systems. System Detective helps administrators proactively manage security by recording session activity, managing unattended inactive terminal sessions, restricting access to sensitive data files or executable images, and by monitoring, assisting, or taking control of selected user sessions.

About PointSecure
PointSecure is the market leader in security solutions for the OpenVMS platform, helping companies protect OpenVMS systems from both external and internal security threats while ensuring compliance with security policies and governmental regulations such as HIPAA, GLBA and BS779. Our customers include some of the largest OpenVMS installations in the world, including HP. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, PointSecure was founded by veterans in the OpenVMS and security management industry to provide proven, effective security technologies to the OpenVMS community. For more information or to schedule a live demonstration of PointSecure’s solutions, please visit http://www.pointsecure.com.

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