IDS Response Bolstered with Computer Forensics

The Guidance Software booth at the RSA Conference 2004

Guidance Software, Inc. today announced that its award-winning EnCase Enterprise Edition (EEE) software supports automatic response to the leading open-source intrusion detection system (IDS) SNORT and the leading commercial IDS application from Internet Security Systems, RealSecure alerts. In addition Guidance Software announced through ODBC, EEE detects and responds to alerts from other IDS solutions and perimeter security systems such as firewalls.

EnCase Enterprise Edition (EEE) is for computer investigators and information security professionals who need to investigate computer breaches and other incidents throughout the enterprise.

Robert Shields, Senior Director of Marketing said to Help Net Security: “EnCase Enterprise Edition is now integrated with two of the leading IDS products on the market. We are able to detect their alerts, respond to the alert and start a forensic examination on the machine that has been alerted on. We can grab all the elements we need to determine what has happened and what is happening.”

The support of SNORT and RealSecure provides security administrators immediate response to high-priority IDS alerts through an automated capture of critical evidence directly from the system or systems being attacked. EEE provides network-enabled incident response and a computer forensics system forimmediate and thorough forensic analysis of servers and workstations, anywhere on a network, without disrupting operations. Thus, when responding to a high- priority alert, EEE will automatically obtain a system snapshot of the server or workstation in question, displaying all the open ports, running processes, open files, the live registry and other volatile data that will provide definitive information on whether a system has been compromised.

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