Ionx Demonstrates Support for Security Research

UK - July 06, 2010 - Ionx today announced the donation of several licenses for its file integrity monitoring solution, Verisys®, to both the Canadian Honeynet Project and the Spanish Honeynet Project.

Ionx is dedicated to supporting information security research organisations, and today continued to demonstrate this by donating several licenses for its file integrity monitoring solution, Verisys, to the Canadian Honeynet Project and the Spanish Honeynet Project. These projects will utilise Verisys by deploying it in a ‘Honeynet’, allowing them to monitor changes to the file systems and registries of compromised machines.

About the Honeynet Project

A Honeynet is a network of computers that simulates a production environment, and is designed to covertly monitor the activities of parties interacting with the network. The Honeynet Project is an international, non-profit organisation focused on researching the methods and motives behind malicious activities on the Internet. By gathering information and statistics, new security threats can be discovered before they become more prominent in the wild, and action can be taken to prevent the compromise of production systems using the data captured by Honeynets. The Canadian Honeynet Project and the Spanish Honeynet Project are both members of the international Honeynet Project, and aim to raise awareness of Internet threats and vulnerabilities through security research.

Verisys Key Features

  • Detects unauthorised changes
  • Meets PCI DSS requirements 10.5.5 & 11.5
  • Centralised administration
  • Schedule automated integrity checks
  • Comprehensive reporting tools
  • Templates for common system configurations

File Integrity Monitoring with Verisys

File integrity monitoring is significant to many regulatory compliance requirements, for example the PCI Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) or Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX). Even if your business is not covered by such regulation, file integrity monitoring is good business practice as part of a comprehensive data security policy.

Unmonitored systems may be at risk from unauthorised changes - resulting in operational downtime, security or confidentiality infringements or compliance violations. By implementing the Verisys File Integrity Monitoring system you can be confident that your systems are in a known and trusted state.

The Verisys central administration console and agents enable widespread monitoring and reporting of your business systems so that, in the event of discrepancy detection, you can act quickly to prevent, mitigate or rectify the situation.

A 30-day evaluation version is available for download at

About Ionx

Founded in 2002, UK based Ionx Solutions LLP supplies security software across a diverse range of government and business sectors worldwide. We have established a broad network of partners, strengthening our global market presence and reinforcing our local customer relationships.

We recognise the need for innovative, consistent and cost effective means to maintain the integrity of business critical systems and data. Our flagship product, the Verisys File Integrity Monitoring system enables organisations to deploy a single solution to verify system integrity across the enterprise, ensuring that your business is secure and compliant.

Ionx is committed to providing organisations with technologically advanced security products to enable comprehensive data protection, verification and regulatory compliance.

Ionx is a trading name of Ionx Solutions LLP.

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