Secure Auditor 2.0
Strengths: Can audit many types of systems throughout the environment.
Weaknesses: Setting up audits can be a little tricky at first.
Verdict: Versatile tool, but a bit pricey under some circumstances.
Secure Bytes Secure Auditor is actually a suite comprised of several different pieces designed to audit vulnerabilities across a broad range of systems. This product can be used to audit Windows, Cisco or Solaris systems, as well as Oracle and SQL database servers. Because of this thorough analysis of a range of systems, administrators can be sure that all the various components across the network are secure and up to date.
We found this product to be quite intuitive to install and use. Installation takes just a few minutes and is guided by an easy-to-follow setup wizard. After installation, management is done through a well organized user interface, which is also quite intuitive to navigate. We did find that setting up a scan was a little awkward at first as there are so many options that can be configured. However, after a few minutes of use, we did become more comfortable with setting up the audit.
This product can scan many different platforms, and we found this flexibility to add greatly to the performance value of the product. After a scan is complete, the results can be easily viewed by navigating a tree structure that is organized by system type. When the system type is expanded, assets are listed by IP address, and clicking on the asset opens up an information pane that provides all the details in a clear and organized layout.
Documentation for this product is comprised of a quick installation guide and a user manual. The installation guide provides a brief overview of installation prerequisites and steps. The user manual is a large PDF guide that provides an excellent amount of detail and configurations for all the product features. Both these guides are well organized and easy-to-follow with many screen shots and examples.
Support is available by phone and email. There is also a support area on the website, which includes a knowledge base and access to resources and articles.
At a price that starts at $300 for 10 IPs, this product may become quite pricey for the larger environments. However, we did find that it does offer a great amount of flexibility and auditing capabilities for a broad range of different assets. We find this offering to be a good value for the money.