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CrossTec Ships Activeworx 3.5

CrossTec Corp. announced it is shipping an updated version of its Activeworx security event management software.

Version 3.5 of Activeworx Security Center adds new features for complying with federal regulations, as well as for analyzing and sharing real-time security data, according to a statement by Boca Raton, Florida-based CrossTec.

Activeworx Security Center ties in logs and data from all of an organization's security devices to provide critical alerts, out-of-the-box reports for compliance and built-in forensics tools designed to help quickly drill-down into events of interest.

The upgrade includes a new embedded reporting center that lets users control parameters and schedule automated reporting tasks. Additionally, Activeworx 3.5 is bundled with over 200 new Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standard, Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX), Gramm-Leach-Bliley (GLBA) and Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) reports.

Activeworx 3.5's new internal reporting center replaces previous versions' Crystal Reports tool, although it will remain as an option for users.

Other new features also include a customizable dashboard console and event viewer, and an enhanced correlation engine. The system's correlation engine is faster, handles more data, generates more detailed reports and uses less memory, CrossTec claims.

Activeworx Security Center runs on a Pentium 4 or higher with 512MB of RAM; 100MB of free disk space; Windows 2000, 2003 or XP; and .NET Framework version 2.x. The database server requires a Pentium 4 or higher with 512MB RAM, 500MB of free disk space and MySQL 4.x or higher, or Microsoft SQL Server. Activeworx starts at $2,500.

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