[fw-wiz] webtrends, serving publically:

From: R. DuFresne (dufresne_at_sysinfo.com)
Date: 06/23/03

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    Date: Mon, 23 Jun 2003 14:34:13 -0400 (EDT)


    netIQ has a web analysis product, webtrends, which is also known as their
    e-business reporting center. I'm sure some on the list have seen.used/and
    evaluated the product. Large applications like this worry me, when they
    are exposed to the websurfing public, or the public at large. We are
    evaluating such a possible placement of the system hosting the service.

    The bugtraq archives list two older, 1999 and 2001, if I recall
    corrrectly, issues with the product in an exposed or 'open' environment.
    We'd be using a newer version of the product, so the particular issues
    documented at bugtraq should not be our worry. But, do others have the
    same misgivings about exposing such a system to public pounding?

    Has anyone used such a system in an exposed environment, successfully,
    meaning that the system has remained unhacked/cracked and secure for a
    decent period of time, or have others that use|ed the product used it only
    in a protected environment?


    Ron DuFresne

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