February 21, 2003
Teros Inc., formerly known as Stratum8 Networks, last week released version 2.0 of its Teros-100 APS security appliance, which helps protect Web servers and applications from attack. The new version adds protection to secure against attackers trying to steal credit-card numbers or deface Web sites.
Two new modules, SafeCommerce and SafeAccess, help companies improve password and credit-card security, says Bob Walters, president and CEO of Teros. SafeCommerce inspects content as it leaves a Web application and blocks unauthorized access to credit-card numbers. SafeAccess lets Web-site administrators establish stronger password settings and tests user passwords for those that may be too easily cracked. Eric Beasley, a senior network administrator at Baker Hill Corp., a service provider for the financial industry, says version 2.0's ability to protect multiple applications, each with its own unique level of security requirements, is a plus. The Web-application security appliance also lets Baker Hill take a more-sensible approach to software security patches. "We can take our time and test the patches without having to worry about rushing them onto our systems and possibly disrupting services," Beasley says. Teros-100 APS version 2.0 is available now, starting at $25,000.
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