Emerging Technology Project - Parr


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This was the emerging technology assignment for my Network Service and Support class. I demonstrate how to implement the Symantec IM Detection Utility and explain why it is used.

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Emerging Technology Project - Parr

  1. 1. Emerging Technology Report April 7, 2008 Christopher D Parr
  2. 2. <ul><li>What does it do? </li></ul><ul><li>Why is it implemented? </li></ul><ul><li>Installation </li></ul><ul><li>Reports </li></ul><ul><li>Conclusion </li></ul><ul><li>Sources </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>The Symantec IM Detection Utility can quickly and </li></ul><ul><li>easily help you identify how many employees in your </li></ul><ul><li>organization are using IM (Instant Messenger). </li></ul><ul><li>With the frequency of web attacks via IM increasing </li></ul><ul><li>every year, you need an IM security and management </li></ul><ul><li>solution to protect against IM threats. </li></ul><ul><li>These IM threats include hackers, malicious code, bots, </li></ul><ul><li>and malware intrusions just to name a few. Secure your </li></ul><ul><li>network with this free software today! </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>System requirements : </li></ul><ul><li>Windows 2003 with SP1 (or higher) </li></ul><ul><li>Minimum 512 MB RAM </li></ul><ul><li>- Prerequisites </li></ul><ul><li>WinPcap version 3.1 or higher (www.winpcap.org) </li></ul><ul><li>must be installed before running the application. </li></ul><ul><li>Internet Explorer v6.0 SP1 or higher </li></ul>
  5. 5. You must install the Symantec IM Detection Utility on a machine that is connected to a hub or a switch that, in turn, connects the network to the Internet. If you use a switch, you must connect the Symantec IM Detection Utility machine to a monitor port that receives a copy of all switched packets. This setup is sometimes referred to as port mirroring . Monitored Computers Monitored Computers IMDU MAIN SWITCH MONITORED SWITCH
  6. 6. <ul><li>Download all the files from https://www4.symantec.com/Vrt/offer?a_id=32584 to a single folder on the server. </li></ul><ul><li>Use SymantecIMDUInstaller.exe executable to install and uninstall the service. </li></ul><ul><li>Run the SymantecIMDUInstaller.exe file. A DOS window is displayed. </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Type 1 and press Enter. Accept agreement. </li></ul><ul><li>When the installer has finished, the DOS window is redisplayed stating that you have successfully started the service. </li></ul>Verifying the Installation On the Windows desktop, right click on My Computer and select Manage>Services and Applications>Services . If the service is installed and started correctly, the SymantecIMDU service will be in the list and its status will be Started .
  8. 9. <ul><li>For testing purposes, make sure to have some IMs up and running. </li></ul><ul><li>Accessing the Symantec IM Detection Utility Web interface </li></ul><ul><li>Launch Internet Explorer and enter the following URL: </li></ul><ul><li>http://localhost:50000 </li></ul><ul><li>The scan is performed before the Web interface is displayed. </li></ul><ul><li>Results are displayed. </li></ul>
  9. 14. <ul><li>This is a handy tool to help detect vulnerabilities within </li></ul><ul><li>your network. It takes a little work to install the </li></ul><ul><li>software, but once it is installed, it is very easy to use. </li></ul><ul><li>It is useful to keep tabs on your employees and if they </li></ul><ul><li>are accessing IM when they shouldn’t be. </li></ul><ul><li>I give it 9/10 for it’s ease of use and also for the quality </li></ul><ul><li>of the reports. It loses a point for it’s initial setup. </li></ul><ul><li>I believe that this tool will become widely used. </li></ul>
  10. 15. <ul><li>1. WinPcap 4.0.2 download </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.mirrorservice.org/sites/ftp.wiretapped.net/pub/security/ </li></ul><ul><li>packet-capture/winpcap/install/default.htm </li></ul><ul><li>2. Symantec IM Detection Utility download </li></ul><ul><li>https://www4.symantec.com/Vrt/offer?a_id=32584 </li></ul><ul><li>3. Google </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.google.com </li></ul><ul><li>4. PC World </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.pcworld.com/article/id,136574/article.html </li></ul>