Compliance auditing added to Lansurveyor

Network management tools company Neon Software has released Lansurveyor version 9.5 for Windows, which now provides network auditing for compliance.

Network management tools company Neon Software has released Lansurveyor version 9.5 for Windows, which now provides network auditing for compliance.

The software is designed to provide network administrators with a way to safeguard and monitor their networks by incorporating network documentation, asset management, network monitoring and vulnerability management capabilities, Neon Software said.

Businesses need to restrict access to confidential information in order to comply with regulations such as Sarbanes-Oxley and Basel 2. To support this, Neon Software said Lansurveyor is able to identify what is on the network and then safeguard and monitor the network.

A repository is used to collect information on a regular basis from workstations and servers running the optional Neon Responder client software and store the data in a database. Lansurveyor uses either Microsoft SQL Database Engine or Microsoft SQL Server (either locally or across the network) to store this information.

Neon Software said the tool also improved network discovery, to allow users to build a picture of the structure of complicated networks.

Lansurveyor uses CDP (Cisco Discovery Protocol) and LLDP (Link Layer Discovery Protocol) to provide information about discovered nodes and features. Neon Software said it has also developed switch-to-switch algorithms that are designed to improve discovery of complicated networks.

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