Carnegie Mellon Picks Open Network Monitoring Software

Carnegie Mellon University purchased the NeXpose security software suite to help it enhance scanning and monitoring of its campus networks.

CMU Director of Information Security Mary Ann Blair said the software was chosen because it offered support for Linux, had a secure Web interface, and enabled the security office to export customized reports.

NeXpose, developed by Rapid7, also has an open application programming interface (API) that will enable CMU security programmers to write their own software to write its own auto provisioning accounts and access controls.

"The asset groups with access control will enable us to allow many users to view their machines and reports without having access to other machines they don't own," said Jason Carr, a security engineer at Carnegie Mellon.

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