Company Name: Texas Bank
Business Description: Texas Bank is a financial
White Paper: Texas Bank purchased PageGate
because it incorporates an ASCII interface with
its paging features. This is used to enhance network
security and intrusion detection capabilities.
They currently have a system that operates in
stealth mode(all network protocols have been removed
from the NIC and the NIC has been disabled. This
NIC is then plugged into a span port on their
switch which monitors all network traffic for
intrusion detection). If this system detects an
attempt to gain unauthorized access to their network,
it responds to that attack. In addition, the software
has the capability to write a text file that describes
the attack in place. The ultimate use for PageGate
is to send the contents of the text file to my
alphanumeric pager so that the administrator will
know what is happening to their network. This
is important because their switch sits in a telephone
room that the administrator visits only on occasion.
The majority of the time, the room is unattended.
Don Felty, Data Processing Officer Texas Bank