DSMETER for NetWare



By: Visual Click Software Inc

August 30, 2007 10:27 am

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DSMETER for NetWare provides you with unprecedented abilities to audit and restrict access to enterprise data. DSMETER’s NLM-based technology foundation provides a robust platform to help you protect and defend your enterprise, respond to compliance requirements and audit your enterprise around-the-clock.

To request your FREE 30-day evaluation, visit http://www.visualclick.com/content/dsmeterevalrequest.htm

The major components of DSMETER for NetWare include:

  • Login/Logout Tracking Including Failed Login Attempts
  • NetWare File System Tracking/Alerts
  • NetWare File System Control
  • eDirectory/NDS Tracking/Alerts
  • eDirectory/NDS Control
  • NetWare Server Activity Tracking
  • Inventory and More

Below is a review of these components in greater detail.

Login/Logout Tracking Including Failed Login Attempts

DSMETER provides you with truly exceptional abilities to track logins and logouts.

  • Track login and logout requests per NetWare server or IP address
  • Track LDAP authentications per NetWare server or IP address
  • Track the total time logged in per object/IP address

At your direction, DSMETER can be configured to track login and logout requests for your entire Tree or any portion thereof. Login and logout tracking is defined per container (Organization, Organizational Unit, Country, [Root] and so on).

Because failed login attempts can indicate incursions to your network, DSMETER uniquely provides you with insight of the following events:

  • All Bindery-based login events (successful or not)
  • All attempts to login with an invalid account name
  • All attempts to login using a bad password
  • Any accounts locked by eDirectory/NDS Intruder Detection
  • Thorough tracking of the assignment of Administrator/Supervisor privileges

Knowing who has been granted Administrator privileges to any portion of your eDirectory/NDS is critical to controlling the security of your Tree. And, knowing who has been granted Supervisor privileges to any portion of your NetWare File Systems is equally important. DSMETER can be used to track both Administrator and Supervisor security privilege assignments throughout your Tree and NetWare File Systems. You can also use DSMETER to track security assignments of any other level such as Read, Write, Browse, and so on.

NetWare File System Tracking/Alerts

With DSMETER you can track and alert file system activity on your NetWare File Systems:

  • Find out who is using files with any extension (MP3, MPG, JPG, GIF, etc)
  • Track Netware file events (opens, reads, writes, deletes, renames, salvages, purges, permission changes)
  • Track NetWare folder events (creates, renames, deletes, permission changes)
  • Track Copy and NCOPY file events
  • Exclude files from tracking

NetWare File System Control

With DSMETER you can quickly and easily control and report on file system activity on your NetWare File Systems:

  • Block the creation and modification of any file type
  • Prevent the creation of unwanted files such as MP3, WMV, DLL
  • Stop the deletion of NetWare folders
  • Stop NetWare file write events

Activity can be controlled by folder, filename, or even extension.

eDirectory/NDS Tracking/Alerts

With DSMETER you can track and alert on changes to eDirectory/NDS objects and attributes, including:

  • Changes to any NDS access privilege
  • Changes to security equivalence
  • Group membership changes
  • Changes to any attribute (password, name, title, grace logins, intruder lockout, enabled / disabled)

Additionally, DSMETER allows you to track activity among individual objects and entire containers of objects, including object creates and deletes.

eDirectory/NDS Control

Available only with DSMETER is the unprecedented ability to control eDirectory/NDS object classes.

  • Control object classes that can be created
  • Control object classes that can be deleted

Ordinarily when a user is given the ability to create/delete eDirectory/NDS objects they can create an object of any permissible class including Servers, Containers, Printers and so on. When you use DSMETER’s exclusive ability you can precisely control the types of objects users are allowed to create. And, if you have inherited the eDirectory/NDS Tree you can quickly “Lock Down” all object creation to designated users only and quickly gain control of your network.

DSMETER also provides the unique ability to control hidden objects.

  • Automatically scan and find hidden objects
  • Disable and/or unhide hidden objects

Did you know hidden objects could be lurking within your eDirectory/NDS Tree? These hidden objects can be used as a backdoor to gain entry to your eDirectory/NDS Tree! DSMETER will locate and optionally unhide and even disable any hidden objects found.

NetWare Server Activity Tracking

DSMETER provides you with the ability to document the activity of your NetWare Server, including:

  • When CPU utilization exceeds threshold (time-based)
  • When any volume is more than % full
  • When any volume is mounted / dismounted
  • When any user / folder has less than % disk space remaining
  • When Cache buffers are low
  • When server is rebooted / restarted
  • When an NLM is loaded / unloaded
  • When any replica on a server is in an error state
  • Stuck obituaries (via replica errors)

Inventory and More

Included with DSMETER is the ability to inventory your NetWare Servers and discover:

  • NetWare version
  • DS version
  • Installed RAM
  • Free space on the DOS partition of C: drive
  • CPU 0′s type and speed rating
  • Size of SYS:_NETWARE (directory where eDirectory/NDS stores its files)
  • Free space on SYS:
  • Free space on all other mounted volumes
  • How much Disk Space eDirectory/NDS is using

DSMETER’s other unique features and benefits include:

  • Fully customizable reports
  • The ability to query any event history
  • Alerts via SMTP email or Novell Send Message
  • Automatically purge old log files
  • Encrypted log files
  • Support for multiple repository servers
  • Support for independent installations in the same Tree
  • Support for clustered volumes as repository host

For more information on DSMETER for NetWare, visit http://www.visualclick.com/content/dsmeterwhy.htm

To request your FREE 30-day evaluation, visit http://www.visualclick.com/content/dsmeterevalrequest.htm

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