Kisco Information Systems announced the immediate availability of version 10.0 of SafeNet/i, their popular and industry leading solution for IBM i network security. The new release features a brand new browser interface called Web-Central that can be used for all administration functions for SafeNet/i.
About the Product
At its core, SafeNet/i is a network security package for the IBM i family of platforms. It uses IBM i operating system exit points to protect your system from unauthorized connections from common network sources including System i Navigator, FTP and ODBC, and others. The product features complete audit tools including access logging, audit reporting and automatic notifications.
Access can be controlled through user profiles and various control parameters, such as time of day or day of week controls. Furthermore, SafeNet/i allows you to implement these controls without changing your system configuration.
First released in 1996, SafeNet/i was, at that time, the only available exit point based solution for network security. Now, seventeen years and ten releases later, Kisco Information Systems continues to retain its position of market leadership.
New in Version 10.0
Release 10 of SafeNet/i now offers a completely redesigned user interface that we call “Web-Central”. Using a simple web browser, authorized administrators for the SafeNet/i software can now control all aspects of the software from their browser session.
The new browser interface, which is available for all customers of SafeNet/i, includes administrative controls, transaction history review options, global settings control and much more. All functions previously available via the classic 5250 interface are now available using the Web-Central interface.
A new feature, only available through the Web-Central browser interface, is a startup dashboard feature. When an authorized SafeNet/i administrator first logs on to Web-Central, a quick status review of the software is presented. Security warnings are highlighted and current status information about the software is shown. From here, a more detailed status report can also be obtained. Also new with the Web-Central interface is a global review of all users currently registered within SafeNet/i. This display panel shows users authorized for remote access along with quick links to the details for each type of access. From here you can drill down to the details, remove the users completely or register new users using existing rules for a specific user.
The browser application is hosted on the IBM i platform using an Apache server instance. The software comes with all of the configuration objects needed to get the server instance up and running quickly.
SafeNet/i still features all of the tight security controls that have been included in it since its initial announcement. Customers can have explicit control over what network servers can be used by specific users and what objects they are allowed to work with. Additional controls provide SQL verb selection limits, FTP command usage limits and control over IP addresses connecting to the system for FTP and Telnet purposes.
Pricing and Availability
SafeNet/i is available in two versions, SafeNet/i Lite and SafeNet/i. The Lite version provides entry-level network controls allowing shops to secure server functions at the user profile level. Some limited access to the Web- Central interface is available, but full use requires the full software version. The full package includes all of the Lite features plus network security to the object level. It also permits controls at the SQL verb level, CL command level, FTP command level and much more. Full support for the Web-Central browser interface is supported at this level.
Full product specs and other information, including white papers, demos and security tips are available at www.kisco.com/safenet.
Kisco Information Systems offers a free 30-day evaluation of the product. The documentation can be downloaded in PDF format from www.kisco.com. To obtain a free evaluation of SafeNet/i call Kisco at (518) 897-5002 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.