July 31, 2002

Sandstorm launches NetIntercept 1.1 FreeBSD forensics and analysis tool

Walker Whitehouse writes: Sandstorm Enterprises announces the commercial availability of NetIntercept 1.1, the second major release of their network forensics and analysis tool that runs on FreeBSD. Sandstorm debuted NetIntercept 1.1 at GOVSEC in Washington DC. Demonstrations included the patent-pending decryption of SSH2 traffic.
Sandstorm has made significant improvements to NetIntercept's ability to capture and analyze network traffic. NetIntercept 1.1 decrypts SSH2 traffic from modified hosts, recognizes over 60 types of data streams, including common productivity software and multimedia file formats, graphically displays connections between hosts on the network, and views web pages reconstructed from network traffic. The 1.1 release also makes significant steps toward compliance with Section 508 of the US Rehabilitation Act (29 U.S.C. 794d), which requires that Federal agencies make their electronic and information technology accessible to people with disabilities.

"NetIntercept was designed for IT personnel who are serious about network monitoring," says Sandstorm President James Van Bokkelen. "Being invisible on the network, providing secure remote administration, and drilling down through multiple layers of encryption, compression, and transfer encoding to see connections usefully make NetIntercept an extremely powerful tool for any network administrator.?

NetIntercept, first released in October of 2001, has attracted interest from both government and corporate clients. As a network forensics and analysis tool, it has received favorable press coverage in Information Security magazine.

NetIntercept runs on a modified FreeBSD system, and is available in both single- and dual-processor configurations. "With this release, we are able to provide high-level network forensics to organizations working with tighter budgets," states Rickland Powell, Director of Sales. "Our low-end systems offer high-quality network monitoring and analysis starting at only $7,500." Decryption of SSH2 traffic to and from monitored hosts is available via a custom modification of OpenSSH, which runs on Linux, Solaris, FreeBSD, and many other Unix variants..

Find out more about NetIntercept or download the datasheet at www.netintercept.com.

About Sandstorm Enterprises

Sandstorm Enterprises, based in Boston, Massachusetts, provides "tools with sharp edges" to information security professionals. Sandstorm develops aggressive computer security tools for auditing, penetration testing, vulnerability assessment, and active engagements. PhoneSweep, Sandstorm's first product, was the first commercial telephone scanner ("war dialer"), and is used in over 35 countries. Visit us on the Web at www.sandstorm.net.
Sandstorm Enterprises, NetIntercept and PhoneSweep are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sandstorm Enterprises Inc. Patents pending.

Contact: Sandstorm Enterprises Inc.
Phone: 617 426-5056
Media Contact: press@sandstorm.net
Sales Contact: sales@sandstorm.net

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