SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sept. 6, 2001–
LokBox Software Introduces Multi-Purpose Internet Server Monitoring
Software That Includes Several Intrusion Detection
and Prevention Features
LokBox Software of San Francisco today announced the release of InternetPeriscope, its multi-purpose internet server monitoring and auditing software. InternetPeriscope includes a wide array of features and tools that will be most useful to System Administrators of small and large networks of internet servers. Along with its many useful monitoring tools the product also includes several intrusion detection devices that will greatly assist the administrator in managing intrusion prevention and tracking as well as hacker detection and identification.
InternetPeriscope enables Administrators to monitor a network’s web, DNS, SMTP and POP (mail) servers for real-time and potential problems, notifying System Administrators of any problems via a graphical interface. The unique security features will analyze servers for hacker vulnerabilities, provide real-time detection of hacker intrusions and maintain a clear history of intrusion attempts. Moreover, installed hacker software can be detected via remote checking capabilities. These features, plus other internet and RPC services offer the capability to conduct thorough security audits in less than an hour.
Greg Thatcher, founder and CEO of Lokbox Software is also the primary developer of InternetPeriscope. This development was guided by his twenty years as a Systems Administrator and a software/website developer. “I needed a point-and-click tool that would enable me to take a more proactive role in managing my machines. Writing custom admin scripts just wasn’t hacking it anymore, so I wrote InternetPeriscope. Now, I have one tool that gives me a graphical view of how my machines are doing, makes monthly security audits a cinch, and gives me quick access to tools (Whois, DNS, Subnet tools) which I use on a daily basis.”
Beyond the tools already mentioned, InternetPeriscope offers several more useful functions. Machines can be analyzed remotely to find out what Internet Services and RPC Services (Unix and Windows) are running on them. The same tools can be used to find out what users, sessions, shares, and groups are on the Windows machines. Finally, several additional general purpose tools exist to assist the Systems Administrator including Whois (including wildcard domain name searches), DNS, and a subnet calculator.
Following is a summary of the tools offered on InternetPeriscope that will assist Systems Administrators in their jobs and allow Technology Executives a better, more timely view of their networks;
1.) Monitors web servers, SMTP Servers, POP Servers, DNS Servers
2.) Detects intrusion attempts by hackers in real-time (IDS)
3.) Remotely performs security audits on your machines
4.) Port Scan feature (TCP and UDP)
5.) Remotely finds all RPC services (Unix and Windows)
6.) Remotely finds all NetBT shares, groups, users, sessions on
7.) Checks web server for scripts prone to hacker attacks
8.) Checks for “null session” vulnerability
9.) Whois tool which includes wildcard domain name search
10.) DNS tool for debugging DNS problems
InternetPeriscope can be downloaded for a free 30 day trial at http://www.lokboxsoftware.com. After thirty days the product can be purchased at the same location.