[Snort-users] Aanval Series 2 v2.3 Just Released

Administration administration at ...13693...
Thu Nov 2 20:09:20 EST 2006

Tim / Group,

I/we are truly sorry you feel ill of our postings to the Snort Users  
Group. Seeing as you are a competitor in the market, we are not at  
all surprised, however we are not in the market to make enemies with  
petty or snide replies/comments.

Just a few facts;

A quick search of the newsgroup shows "Applied Watch" in  
approximately 99 postings, and "Aanval" in approximately 91 postings.  
I don't see any clear advantage or abuse of the group here.

Aanval is also in the tag-line of several posters who are resellers  
of the product, which accounts for roughly 75% of those postings  
containing our product name.

administration at ...13693... posted 23 times dating back to  
spring of 2004.
eric.hines at ...13982... posted 78 times since spring of 2004.

Our postings to the forum have been rather moderate in our opinion,  
15 for 2006, 4 for 2005 and 4 for 2004.

Many users of snort first find information regarding consoles,  
interfaces, appliances and other snort solutions (Free or commercial)  
through the use of the Snort Users Group. Regardless if the product  
is clearly indicated in the subject line, or hidden in a tag line we  
believe it serves the same purpose.

We've just received several emails from list members/clients with an  
opposing view, who indicate they have an interest in seeing  
information on existing products, improvements, etc through the snort  
group for all vendors. We agree with your comments on not wishing the  
group to become a commercial highway, however this clearly isn't  
happening since Aanval was introduced (3 years ago).

To be honest, if the Applied Watch Dashboard is updated or enhanced  
with new features, I am sure the majority of snort users would love  
to hear about it. If not, they do as I do and delete irrelevant  
topics as I almost did this one.

And my .02 makes .04


On Nov 2, 2006, at 4:21 PM, Eric Hines wrote:

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> OK I'm so sick of these Remote Assessment commercials to this list and
> can't bite my tongue anymore regarding their blatant use of this list
> for posting coupons and holiday specials.
> Why is Remote Assessment allowed to send coupons and pricing specials
> (like the Halloween special on 10/31) to this list as well as product
> announcements? Where does this stop?
> Yes, and before some of you throw it back to us, Applied Watch has
> /mistakenly/ did a REPLY-ALL to the snort-users list in the past when
> sending an email to someone but never blatantly emailed pricing  
> specials
> like we saw earlier this week and now this one from Remote Assessment.
> I understand that Aanval is offered as a restricted free version,  
> but if
> the company sells it as a product, I don't see why Remote Assessment
> should be allowed to announce to this list new product releases. If  
> this
> is the case, than Applied Watch and all the other Snort integrators  
> out
> there should be able to assume the same posture.
> If the Snort management product is completely free -- a true open  
> source
> product and is not sold or offered as a commercial solution, then I
> think they should have the right to announce to this list. However,
> products such as Aanval and ActiveWorx shouldn't (I've seen Jeff  
> Dell do
> the same thing in the past).
> If this is the case, Applied Watch's Dashboard is free so therefore we
> should be allowed the same rights to using this list as a marketing  
> and
> sales vehicle that these other companies are. I have no interest in
> posting commercials for Applied Watch to this list, so a line needs to
> be drawn in the sand and I think its only fair that announcements to
> this list for Snort products be limited to strictly free solutions  
> that
> have no commercial version.
> There's my 2 cents.
> Sincerely,
> Eric Hines, GCIA, CISSP
> CEO, President
> Applied Watch Technologies, LLC
> 1095 Pingree Road
> Suite 221
> Crystal Lake, IL 60014
> Toll Free: (877) 262-7593
> Fax: (847) 854-5106
> Cell: (847) 456-6785
> Web: www.appliedwatch.com
> Administration wrote:
>> All; For Immediate Release
>> Aanval Series 2 v2.3 is now available for download. Full Release
>> Notes Below.
>> Download: http://www.aanval.com/?op=pub_downloads
>> UPGRADE: You may manually upgrade or use your consoles automatic
>> upgrade feature. See Aanval.com Documentation for details.
>> --
>> Aanval Series 2 Product Screenshots
>> http://www.aanval.com/?op=pub_screenshotAlley
>> Aanval Series 2 Product Details
>> http://www.aanval.com/?op=pub_products
>> Aanval Website
>> http://www.aanval.com/
>> --
>> Series 2 v2.3 Release Details
>> --
>> BUILD: 20301
>> * Significant Interface Upgrades
>> * Memory and Performance Enhancements
>> * New Version Banner when Updates are Available
>> * Syslog Now Reads from Text Log Files (Syslog Source Files) in
>> Addition to idsSyslog.pl
>> * Removed Insignificant Error Messages
>> * Snort Management Module Display Performance Increased
>> * Added Sensor Color Option (Snort & Syslog Sensor Configuration) for
>> Live Monitor Views and Event Displays
>> * Syslog Post Filter SIP/DIP Translation Bug Fixed
>> * AI Apache Log Error Bug Fixed
>> * Major CSS Preparation & Integration
>> * Removed DHTML/CSS Navigation Menu (Browser Performance / Display
>> Speed Issues)
>> * Console Side SMT Updates to Improve Reliability
>> * Temporarily Removed Event SIP/DIP Marking Displays
>> * Email Sending Removed from Free Limited Version
>> * Total Event Maximum of 10,000 has Returned for Free Limited Version
>> * Various Minor Bugs Fixed
>> * And more...
>> Full Release Notes: http://www.aanval.com/?op=pub_releaseNotes
>> --
>> Visit Aanval.com's secure online purchase system to view current
>> pricing or purchase licenses now.
>> https://www.aanval.com/purchase/
>> --
>> Support
>> - Aanval support is available to all; updated pricing is available
>> online: https://www.aanval.com/purchase/
>> - Remember: Free support is first come, first serve - Commercial
>> support is recommended
>> - Support may be purchase at the time of need for the individual
>> issue - Call toll free: 888.569.2186 x3
>> Product Information
>> - Aanval Online Tour: http://www.aanval.com/tour/
>> - Aanval Online Demo: http://www.aanval.com/demo/
>> ? Need more licenses for a larger deployment? We have additional
>> specials and incentives. Contact us today.
>> ! Financial, Educational and Government discounting is available!
>> Contact us today.
>> Visit the Aanval.com website, take the tour, view the demo and see
>> how Aanval can help protect your organization.
>> ---
>> Aanval
>> 888.569.2186 (Toll Free)
>> http://www.aanval.com/
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