Originally Published: Sunday, 19 September 1999 Author: Quentin Cregan
Published to: news_enhance_security/Security News Page: 1/1 - [Printable]

BigBrother is useful for watching your network.

Big Brother is a combination of monitoring methods. Unlike SNMP where information is just collected and devices polled, Big Brother is designed in such a way that each local system broadcasts it's own information to a central location. Simultaneously, Big Brother also polls all networked systems from a central location. This creates a highly efficient and redundant method for proactive network monitoring. It also has blinking lights that make it look really cool.