Accession Number:

ADA370515

Title:

Salsa: Security Application Launcher for System Administrators.

Descriptive Note:

Major rept.,

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSONAFB OH

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1999-11-03

Pagination or Media Count:

164.0

Abstract:

When one speaks of computer science today, it is impossible not to mention networking in the same breath. Networking is changing the way we think, shop, do business, communicate, learn, study, etc. However, one of the main threats to the continued growth of networking is network security. The need for system and network security is well-documented, and dozens of security tools already exist to assist system administrators in analyzing the relative vulnerability of their systems. However, these tools are often hard to configure and each operates independent of each other. The SALSA project addresses the need for a system administrators tool that can provide a variety of applications ranging from vulnerability scanning to intrusion detection in a user friendly manner. SALSA incorporates several previously written security applications and it also introduces three new tools. Each of these applications is accessed via the SALSA graphical user interface. Thus, the administrator does need to take time to make the tools work, but can instead spend time analyzing the data the applications provide.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Systems Management and Standards

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE