Gartner Research

PGP Security Inc. CyberCop Scanner

Published: 10 May 2001

ID: G0090805

Analyst(s): Ant Allan


Access to the Internet is now all but mandatory for all organizations. But with its numerous benefits it brings many problems, including the risk of exposing corporate infrastructure and mission-critical information to the world. Many organizations secure the perimeter with firewalls and intrusion detection systems. However, corporate networks often combine different vendors' hardware, operating systems, and software, and such a heterogeneous environment creates holes that attackers can exploit to gain access. Better then to find and plug such holes using a vulnerability assessment product. PGP Security, a Network Associates business, offers CyberCop Scanner, which can analyze an organization's infrastructure to identify weaknesses, provide insights to their cause, and offer advice on how to repair them. How does CyberCop Scanner compare with similar products from ISS, Cisco, BindView, and so on? Does it provide an effective balance of power and complexity?

Table Of Contents
  • Corporate Headquarters
  • Overview
    • The Need for Vulnerability Assessment
    • PGP Security's CyberCop Scanner
    • Customer Support and Professional Services
  • Analysis
    • Proactive Security Posture
    • Password Integrity Checking
    • PGP Security's COVERT Labs
  • Pricing
    • GSA Pricing
  • Competitors
  • Strengths
    • Open Licensing Model
    • Customized Vulnerability Tests
    • Intrusion Detection System (IDS) Evasion Tests
    • Domain Name System (DNS) Server Tests
  • Limitations
    • No Distributed Scanning
    • No Alerts
  • Insight

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