SPOCK validates NetRanger intrusion detection system

Experts at the Department of Defense (DOD) consortium called Security Proof of Concept Keystone or SPOCK, recently validated the San Antonio-based-WheelGroup`s claims of performance, technical security, functionality, and interoperability in the NetRanger real-time network intrusion detection system in an operational network architecture.

Nov 1st, 1997

Experts at the Department of Defense (DOD) consortium called Security Proof of Concept Keystone or SPOCK, recently validated the San Antonio-based-WheelGroup`s claims of performance, technical security, functionality, and interoperability in the NetRanger real-time network intrusion detection system in an operational network architecture.

The SPOCK evaluation, which involved eight DOD organizations, concluded in its report, "In the true sense, this suite of tests proved the viability of real-time network intrusion detection and response for implementation today in a war fighter networked environment."

SPOCK, spearheaded by the National Security Agency, conducts proof of concept evaluations to demonstrate security features of commercial and government information systems to determine which systems can support dependable security architectures.

The evaluation included the joint participation of information warfare units of the U.S. Air Force, Army, and Navy and took place on an extensive wide area network with geographically separated sites.

Attacks were launched against the sites, and the resulting alarms and attack information were sent in real-time to a centralized NetRanger Director over NetRanger`s built-in encrypted links. The director`s ability to remotely configure NetRanger Sensors was also tested and verified. - J.M.

For more information on NetRanger or WheelGroup contact Doug Webster by phone at 210-494-3383, by mail at 13750 San Pedro, Suite #670, San Antonio, Texas, 78232, by e-mail at webster@wheelgroup. com, or on the World Wide Web at http://www.wheelgroup.com.

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