BOCA RATON, Fla. (August 1, 2006) — CrossTec Corporation has released version 3.5 of its Activeworx Security Center event management (SIM) software. The upgrade contains new features that provide simple ways to comply with federal regulations; analyze and share real-time security data; and efficiently manage and protect networks.
IT managers can tackle arduous federal compliance reporting by using the new embedded
reporting center, which allows users to control parameters and schedule automated reporting tasks. Activeworx 3.5 is bundled with over 200 new PCI, SOX, GLBA and HIPAA reports at no additional cost.

“Every day, hackers, thieves and even a company’s own employees are finding new
ways to access consumers’ personal credit card data,” said Jeff Richards, vice president of CrossTec’s security division. “Activeworx developers have added reports specifically to help organizations show they comply with the PCI Data Security Standard and help them avoid fines of up to $500,000 per incident for non-compliance.”

The new internal reporting center replaces previous versions’ Crystal Reports tool, which
will remain an option for users. With this upgrade, the engine is faster, handles more data, generates more detailed reports and uses less memory. All reports are stored in a library that can be expanded by topic, device, user, vulnerability, etc; and can be turned into business-caliber graphs. Tight integration with Snort IDS provides high valued information from existing Snort installations The correlation engine in Activeworx 3.5 has been benchmarked in excess of 15,000 events per second, or 54 million events per hour. The engine not only correlates based on events, but also vulnerability information, host information and application information. Live metrics can be correlated against events from different data types or databases and displayed in a variety of formats, including static event-relationship diagrams, for faster root cause analysis and

Customization is a key feature in Activeworx 3.5; the main dashboard console can be
modified to display the entire network at once or specific parts of it. Users can save multiple layouts and view information in 50 different panels. Activeworx includes a set of ‘rules’ for every supported device type. Written as ‘regular expressions,’ new rules can be customized or created quickly and easily.

An Activeworx investment begins at $2,500. It was initially released in 2004 by
Activeworx, Inc. and is distributed, marketed and supported worldwide by CrossTec

About CrossTec

CrossTec Corporation, founded in 1996, specializes in providing cost-effective, high quality, management software solutions for IT Security, Help Desks and Educational Technology. Based in Boca Raton, Fla., CrossTec and its certified partners, provide personalized consulting and support to corporations, organizations, government agencies and educational institutions. CrossTec offers no-charge, toll-free, pre- and post-sale technical support, offering one-on-one, professional assistance from certified technical engineers. Please visit for more information, a free evaluation copy, white papers, and support.

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