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SafeNet/400 Release 4 Adds More Security


December 4, 1998

Mt. Kisco, NY - Kisco Information Systems announces the immediate availability of Release 4 of its SafeNet/400 security package for the IBM AS/400. SafeNet/400, developed by MP Associates of Westchester, Inc., gives AS/400 shops full control over users who access their system over network connections. With Release 4, even more control is achieved through implementation of additional exit points./400.

SafeNet/400 grants or denies permission to network users who attempt to access various server functions built-in to OS/400, such as SQL, ODBC, DRDA, FTP, Telnet, WorkStation Gateway, PC transfer requests and more. Access can be allowed at various levels, ranging from completely open to totally restricted. Users control access on a user-by-user basis. SafeNet/400 is a non-invasive product and does not require any changes to user profiles or any other existing security configuration.

Release 4 of SafeNet/400 adds many new security points to those already established under earlier releases. Additional features include the following:

  • Telnet Control
  • CL Command authority under FTP, Remote Commands and DDM
  • Batch transaction testing for security configuration changes
  • New additional management reporting options for security analysis

SafeNet/400 now covers a total of 33 server exit points for network users, more than any other product on the market today.

With the implementation of Telnet controls, SafeNet/400 now permits users to control the specific IP address that can connect via Telnet. Automatic signon control is also provided to protect passwords from being compromised on the Internet. All Telnet logons are recorded for analysis purposes. Control is also provided for specific devices on a device name basis.

Remote command control has also been enhanced. The new release lets users control which specific CL commands can be issued by FTP, DDM and Remote Command users. This lets you control what FTP users are permitted to do once connected to your system.

The new release also implements improved reporting tools. Users can reconfigure their SafeNet/400 security setup and then test if by reprocessing known security accesses to see how the new rules will treat them. Additional management reports have been added for review of network accesses by user, by objects accessed, by server function used and more.

Along with the new features, SafeNet/400 continues to handle the basics of network access control that it was designed for. SafeNet/400 looks at every incoming network request. It then acts on each one, depending on the level of security that has been defined. User-based rules are checked and when a network request is received, those not permitted are rejected. At the most basic level, SafeNet/400 will simply log all network requests. SafeNet/400 enables you to build rule sets by OS/400 server function and by user profile. You can turn off specific server functions, thereby denying all access. You can also limit the ways that each server function is used.

For each user profile, SafeNet/400 grants access to your system at the object level. You can restrict users to read-only access or grant more comprehensive permission. The object level controls work by giving users permission to objects by library name and object name. Permission is granted on an object-by-object basis, by a generic object name or globally for an entire library.

SafeNet/400 is available from Kisco Information Systems. The base package costs $1,995.00 which includes support for up to 25 network users. More users can be added at an additional cost.

For more information, contact Kisco Information Systems, 89 Church Street, Mount Kisco, NY 10549. Phone: (914) 241-7233, Fax: (914) 241-9140, E-mail: Sales@Kisco.com or visit our site on the World Wide Web at http://www.kisco.com.

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Rich Loeber, President

Kisco Information Systems
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