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netVigilance Inc. announces WinHoneyd™ Open Source Honeypot for Windows
Catch worms and hackers with new honeyd for Windows
PORTLAND, Oregon -- October 24, 2006- netVigilance, Inc., the Windows-based leader in network Vulnerability Assessment (VA) announced today the release of WinHoneyd™, an Open Source low-interaction honeypot for Windows based on Honeyd, the Unix/Linux platform developed by Niels Provos. The netVigilance WinHoneyd solution can simulate big network structures with different Operating Systems (OS) on a single host; thereby hosts running different services can be simulated through a central WinHoneyd.
"We developed WinHoneyd since we recognized the need for an Open Source Windows-based solution based on the popular Honeyd virtual honeypot," stated Jesper Jurcenoks, CTO at netVigilance, Inc. "By providing a free, open access, downloadable solution for network surveillance and early-warning from potential attackers, we believe the industry will benefit from this contribution."
The netVigilance WinHoneyd product is available free of charge and is ideally suited for networking professionals who are seeking a solution for Windows and are familiar with Linux Honeyd. Go to http://www.netvigilance.com/winhoneyd to download WinHoneyd. Please note that netVigilance, Inc. cannot provide customer support since this solution is free, however, the company is currently developing a commercial GUI for configuring WinHoneyd which will be delivered later in 2006. Paid support is available.
Founded in 2003, netVigilance delivers best-in-class solutions for protection of corporate networks. With its SecureScout™ line of vulnerability assessment tools; netVigilance will ensure increased profitability, increased operational efficiencies, higher productivity and decreased downtime by increasing the efficiency of network security operations.
The SecureScout™ Security Operations engineers continually uncover vulnerabilities in 3rd party operating systems, equipment, applications and services.
SecureScout™ engineers develop and deploy vulnerability test cases, security alerts, remediation procedures and expert opinion to over 2,000 customers and clients worldwide..
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