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Deployment of SecureNet Provider by MSPs and Large Enterprises makes network intrusion detection truly scalable and IDS information more accessible and valuable, Inc. (NASDAQ: INTZ), international provider of enterprise security solutions for the information-driven economy, today announced SecureNet Provider™, a new addition to the SecureNet family of network intrusion detection products. SecureNet Provider establishes a new benchmark in the security industry by delivering a complete three-tier network intrusion detection monitoring and reporting system for large enterprises and managed service providers. Coupled with the SecureNet Series of integrated, easy-to-deploy network intrusion detection appliances, SecureNet Provider enables the centralised monitoring of all IDS sensors throughout the enterprise. With just a click, operators can instantly correlate data across vast IDS networks, making intrusion detection information more valuable.

SecureNet Provider addresses the technology requirements of MSPs and large enterprises through a new, three-tier architecture: featuring a Client desktop application, a Manager with datastore, and deployed sensors. In operation, all SecureNet Pro sensors (including SecureNet PDS, SecureNet 8001, SecureNet Gig and SecureNet Pro software) report directly to the SecureNet Provider Manager, which stores all data in a Microsoft SQL2000 database. The Manager is highly scalable and able to take advantage of single-, dual- and quad-processor systems to provide ultimate scalability for large sensor deployments from a single monitoring and reporting point.

For the first time, multiple administrators can simultaneously view data from the centralised monitoring system from their desktops. MSPs and enterprises gain direct visibility into the fabric of the networks, allowing them to make faster and smarter security decisions to protect their information assets and company-critical IT infrastructure. Moreover, SecureNet Provider seamlessly extends the functionality of SecureNet Pro by providing both extensible string matching and context analysis, allowing customers to identify more attacks and at higher rates of speed, while reducing the occurrence of false positive security alerts.

“For users who have found that the promise of IDS is buried under too much white noise and too many false positives, there is light at the end of the tunnel - and its not a train,” said Eric Hemmendinger, Research Director for Information Security at Aberdeen Group. “With SecureNet Provider, is delivering the capability to filter out white noise, avoid false positives, and develop actionable information that helps IS administrators understand what's happening and where.”

SecureNet Provider features a Windows GUI with an intuitive, customisable tree structure that can be tailored to the administrator’s personal environment. Fields may be selected using an industry standard field-chooser and then sized and ordered. The user can sort the data by any field making the information needed readily available for unmatched ability to correlate event data for detailed network intelligence. Additionally, the Client application provides real-time monitoring of the health and status of the physical sensors, including CPU usage, throughput and RAM usage. Sensors can be easily monitored to ensure service levels, help determine the nature of network traffic and provide the administrative information to reduce the total cost of ownership of the system.

“SecureNet Provider enables enterprises and MSPs with large networks incorporating many and diverse IDSes to easily monitor and analyse the activity of these systems and produce comprehensive event reporting in a familiar Windows environment,” explained Brian Milnes, General Manager N. Europe, “This type of large-scale IDS information management makes monitoring the security of complex networks easier.”

Reporting is extremely robust using the industry leading Chrystal Reports. SecureNet Provider comes with a set of report templates, created by security professionals, to enable network intelligence for security and IT decision support.

SecureNet Provider Features

· True 3-tier architecture of sensor-manager-client

· Customisable tree view makes data drill down and correlation immediate and simple

· Sensor status pane keeps you up to date on sensor performance, throughput and health

· Event viewer is completely customisable and able to be sorted presenting data to facilitate the task of IDS monitoring

· Data from all sensors collected in the SQL 2000 database

· Operates on Windows 2000 server and professional platforms

· Customisable, schedulable reporting using Chrystal Reports, Microsoft Access or HTML

SecureNet Pro Features

· 100% attack detection even on saturated 100Mb/s network segments

· 98% attack detection at 690Mb/s using SecureNet Gig

· Extensible signatures, both string (network grep) and context analysis (scripting system) allowing security professionals to balance speed and accuracy

· Modular signature scripting language enables new signature updates as a single signature file that can be downloaded and installed in seconds without rebooting the sensor

· Industry standard alerting including SNMPvII and customisable SMTP for email and pager

· VCR playback displays connections as they occur, including actual keystroke delays. Attacks, probes and other suspicious events are monitored in real-time, or can be studied later in a "play-by-play" screen viewing

Pricing and Availability

SecureNet Provider software for the manager and client is priced on an annual subscription basis starting at $29,995 USD and is available July 20, 2001 through's worldwide network of premier distributors, authorised resellers and managed service providers. Site licenses for service providers and enterprise super-sites are available.

About is a leading global provider of enterprise security solutions for the information-driven economy.’s suite of security products help businesses protect critical information assets by quickly detecting, analysing and responding to network- and host-based attacks. The company’s products include intrusion detection and vulnerability assessment systems, and modular, scalable security platforms. For more information, please visit

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