ManageEngine, the real-time IT management company, has announced the launch of Network Defender Plus, its network-based anomaly detection software, as well as key enhancements to the compliance reporting and session management capabilities of its privileged password management software, Password Manager Pro. Together, the ManageEngine announcements help organisations bolster the security of their corporate data and IT resources.
Defending the Network
Network Defender Plus secures enterprise networks and data centres from attacks in real time. Available immediately, the new ManageEngine solution analyzes various flows exported by the router and switches to identify and block unwanted traffic generated from malicious sources. A demo of Network Defender Plus is available at http://demo.networkdefenderplus.com.
While firewalls and intrusion detection systems read packet signatures and monitor perimeter-level traffic, Network Defender Plus uses the Continuous Stream Mining Engine to analyse packet flows, classify intrusions, and combat network security threats in real time. In turn, Network Defender Plus protects against sophisticated attacks such as zero-day intrusions and pattern-based intrusions such as scans, DDoS, botnet, and other attacks.
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“With legacy apps such as mail, CRM, and ERP moving to the cloud and being accessed via users’ mobile devices, you can’t lock down the network with exact IP addresses in the firewalls,” said Dev Anand, director of product management at ManageEngine. “As a result, admins keep the network open, and the firewalls become vulnerable to attacks. Network Defender Plus can help admins pinpoint those attacks.”
Pumping up Password Management
The latest enhancements to Password Manager Pro help organisations comply with the access control requirements of ISO/IEC 27001:2013, the internationally-acclaimed standard for information security, as well as closely monitor administrative access and terminate suspicious activities.
“Control A.9 of ISO/IEC 27001:2013 concerns controlling access to IT assets and applications and preventing unauthorised access. It’s the foundation of information security,” said Rajesh Ganesan, director of product management at ManageEngine. “Password Manager Pro helps establish centralised, robust access controls through privileged account management. Organisations looking to obtain ISO 27001:2013 certification can use Password Manager Pro to generate an audit-ready, automated report pertaining to the controls under A.9.”
In addition, Password Manager Pro’s new ‘session shadowing’ feature lets IT administrators closely monitor the privileged sessions on highly-sensitive IT resources. Now, admins can view the sessions in parallel and terminate suspicious activities. Similarly, admins can offer assistance to users while monitoring the users’ activities during troubleshooting sessions.
ManageEngine demonstrated Network Defender Plus and Password Manager Pro, and exhibited the rest of its security portfolio at the IT Security Expo & Congress, Germany, which was held October 7-9, 2014, at Exhibition Centre, Nuremberg.
Pricing and Availability
Network Defender Plus is immediately available for download. It is priced at $199 per interface. To download Network Defender Plus visit http://www.managenegine.com/network-security-management/download.html.
Password Manager Pro build 7103 is available immediately. In addition to a fully functional, free 30-day evaluation edition, Password Manager Pro is available as a Free Edition, Standard Edition and Premium Edition. Standard Edition prices start at $495 per year for two administrators. Premium Edition prices start at $1,195 per year for five administrators. All editions can be downloaded directly from the ManageEngine website at http://www.manageengine.com/products/passwordmanagerpro/download.html.
About Network Defender Plus
Network Defender Plus is advanced network behaviour anomaly detection (NBAD) software that identifies zero-day intrusions and pattern-based intrusions such as scan, DDoS, botnet, etc. by analysing the flows exported by routers and switches. It provides actionable intelligence to detect a broad spectrum of external and internal security threats as well as continuous, overall assessment of network security. Its pie charts and graphs help users understand the overall network security status at a glance. For more information on Network Defender Plus, visit: http://www.managenegine.com/network-security-management/.
About Password Manager Pro
Password Manager Pro is a secure vault for storing and managing shared sensitive information such as passwords, documents and digital identities of enterprises. The benefits of deploying Password Manager Pro include eliminating password fatigue and security lapses by deploying a secure, centralised vault for password storage and access; improving IT productivity many times by automating frequent password changes required in critical systems; providing preventive and detective security controls through approval workflows and real-time alerts on password access; and meeting security audits and regulatory compliance such as SOX, HIPAA, ISO/IEC 27001:2013 and PCI-DSS. For more information on Password Manager Pro, visit http://www.manageengine.com/passwordmanagerpro/.
ManageEngine delivers the real-time IT management tools that empower an IT team to meet an organisation’s need for real-time services and support. Worldwide, more than 90,000 established and emerging customers — including more than 60 percent of the Fortune 500 — rely on ManageEngine products to ensure the optimal performance of their critical IT infrastructure, including networks, servers, applications, desktops and more. Another 300,000-plus admins optimize their IT using the free editions of ManageEngine products. ManageEngine is a division of Zoho Corp. with offices worldwide, including the United States, India, Japan and China. For more information, please visit http://buzz.manageengine.com/; follow the company blog at http://blogs.manageengine.com/, on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/ManageEngine and on Twitter @ManageEngine.