Network Audits

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Network Audits

In the wake of today's ever increasing compliance awareness, network security auditing is high on the list of data security software tools. A network security audit is a means by which the ongoing level of performance of an organization's network security can be monitored and it allows for the investigation and pinpointing of chosen trends and specific security incidents. Various kinds of network security audit features exist in all modern computing platforms, such as security event logs and journals of database activity. Less commonly found are the audit tools that allow a level of merging or consolidation of information across different platforms. The network security audit looks at two broad categories of information. The first is the static data, such as system definitions, protocols used, password rules, firewall definitions and the like, whereas the second category of this kind of data security software deals with the activities that have taken place. Access to databases, transfer of files, and when and where users log on are just some of the more common items viewed in the network security audit.


Our audit achieves the collection and integration of multi-platform audit data by a first line of platform-specific agents which reside on the mainframe, AS/400, iSeries, Windows, AIX and Linux computers on the network. Once collected, the data is automatically transferred, over a secure connection to the database where it can be reviewed and analyzed. An alert mechanism is integrated into the audit which can inform the administrator of simple or complex events, immediately upon their arrival at the database, providing a further tier of network security auditing.