BOCA RATON, Fla. -- CrossTec Corporation (www.crosstecsecurity.com) has released Activeworx SMC, a new SnortR event management solution. Activeworx SMC is a low cost, user friendly, solution for managing and monitoring SnortR IDS events and keeping Snort policies and rules up-to-date on sensors. With a combination of easy to understand graphs, charts, and event diagrams, and the ability to look at packet headers and payload data, Activeworx SMC provides vital tools necessary for an IDS administrator to focus on what's important: quickly identifying and responding to interesting events.
SnortR IDS has become the most widely deployed intrusion detection technology worldwide. While most of the management tools available are limited, expensive, or difficult to use, Activeworx has introduced the new Snort Management Center (SMC), based on the full-blown security information and event management (SIEM) solution, Activeworx Security Center (ASC). Activeworx SMC is priced from $395 per sensor.
According to Jeff Richards, Vice President of CrossTec's Security Division, "Activeworx SMC offers an affordable solution that provides unprecedented features for managing SnortR IDS events, such as customizable dashboards, detailed IDS reporting, interactive graphs, and event relationship diagrams." Activeworx SMC also boasts complete IDS policy management including Snort policy updates, and it gives you the ability to push new Snort policies to sensors from a central location plus numerous ways to view, analyze, and manage snort events.