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Run our IPS on a Dell, HP or any commercial hardware
Lower the cost of each appliance
Upgrade, change and configure at will

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MANAGE ON THE MOVE 
NEVER MISS AN ALERT

Knowing what's happening currently
is the key...
Real time threat awareness
Bespoke alert configurations

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Understanding your current Environments
Devising and integrating right solutions
Educating, supporting and managing

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AND APPLICATION SECURITY 

Detect Malware and Vulnerability Exploits
Block Ransomware Attacks
Protect user and application data
Meet PCI, HIPAA an Data Security Standards

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End Customers

CounterSnipe is used by Financial Institutes, Energy Management Companies, Insurance Companies, Law Firms or any one else looking to protect their networks. Whether you need to augment your firewalls or meet compliance CounterSnipe can help. CounterSnipe IDS/IPS uses a fine blend of firewalling and application level controls to keeping the bad guys, exploits, malware and ransomware out of your network. If you are looking for IDS/IPS or network based Malware prevention or considering renewing your firewalls, make sure to take a look at CounterSnipe. Check out our DEMO

 

Charities and Colleges

CounterSnipe IDS/IPS is used by many Schools, Colleges and charitable trusts. We have flexible licensing and special pricing for this sector. Our IDS/IPS is used for Data and HIPAA compliance together with protecting daya to day usage across the networks. The easy to manipulate security controls enable organizations to detect and protect against intentional and un intentional data leakage as well as saving their users from becoming innocent targets to cyber criminals. Please contact us to talk through your specific requirements. 

Managed Security Providers (MSPs)

CounterSnipe Software combines firewalling with Intrusion Detection Engine to deliver the most powerful IDS/IPS system on the market. Our MSPs benefit from having the flexibility of installing our software on any hardware of their choice to create appropriate security systems for their customers. We offer pay monthly subscriptions and work closely at supporting our mutual customers. Our systems can be managed on a shared or totally out sourced bases. Your customers will be happier in knowing that you offer commercial security software rather than building Open Source based, difficult to support systems. If you are looking for easy to install, configure and manage your customer's security then we would love to hear from you. Lets Talk

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WHO WE ARE

We are a group of Security Consultants with 100+ years of experience of understanding, deploying and supporting security software and hardware for the protection of many international organizations. We turned our experience of your needs into a suite of software that is currently in its 11th revision.  Throughout these revisions we have added features, applications and algorithms to deliver the most comprehensive IDS/IPS security software. Our licencing enables multi national multi location enterprises to protect every corner of their IT infrastructure.  We invite you to talk to us.  

 

OUR SOFTWARE, YOUR OPTIONS

In-house Server based installation

This is an enterprise favourite licensing option, it enables you to build as many IPS installations as required throughout your organization.  

Any desktop for portable network security

CounterSnipe software can be installed as a stand alone portable system for regular departmental threat monitoring.

VMs running in Private or Public Cloud such as AWS

CounterSnipe can be used to protect AWS (cloud) hosts individually or as a cluster of cloud services.

One click switch between IPS and IDS

No need to reinstall.... One click, GUI based mode control offers convenience of switching between IDS today and IPS tomorrow. 

 

Preparing for a trial or Installation:
Our software will run on any hypervisor or hardware that Ubuntu runs on...almost everything out there. We used Virtualbox on a Windows platform, but you can choose any setup you are happy with or have access to.

We support both 32 bit and 64bit systems for 64 bit trial/install please use Download 64 bit Ubuntu System iso   If downloading from Ubuntu repositories, please make sure to choose 14.04.2
(Yes .2 is the key)

Quick steps:

  1. Build a Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS server -  Download 32 bit Ubuntu System ISO (make sure to choose entire hard disk from disk choices)

  2. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. eth0 mac address, your public facing IP address and your full details.

    The MAC address of eth0 of the system that you wish to install our IPS on: We use this to enable your account specific installation of our software.
    Your public facing IP address: We use this to enable you access via our firewall so that you could download our software and the IPS rules.

  3. Wait for our confirmation email and begin install.
    Why Ubuntu 14.04 LTS


Here is the same in detail:

CounterSnipe on a Virtual Machine:

You may use any virtual machine for evaluations. For our trial we used the following:

Laptop Lenovo G500 running Windows 8.1. But you can use any OS/Machine supported by your chosen VM.

We used Oracle Virtualbox version 5.0.36, available from:

http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/5.0.36/VirtualBox-5.0.36-114008-Win.exe

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Steps:

1. Download and install Virtualbox choosing defaults for all options.

2. Download and save Ubuntu iso file.

3. Start Virtualbox and add a new machine choosing Linux, Ubuntu 32 bit, memory and harddisk settings as required...we recomend 2G Ram and 20G H/D.

4. Now select settings for this newly added machine and in storage, add virtual CDROM by clicking + and selecting the ubuntu ISO file you downloaded earlier.

5. In network cards, change adapter 1 to be wireless, bridged network and adapter 2 to be the physical card, bridged. In advanced, promiscuous mode: select ALLOW ALL for adapter 2.

6. Start this machine and follow through all steps to install Ubuntu, paying attention to below points:

  1. When it asks about what kind of partitioning, choose ‘entire disk’ (not LVM) AND when it asks you to select services from a list of 10 or so, select OPENSSH SERVER and leave all others unselected.
  2. When the system reboots, login with the details you chose, then type; ’sudo passwd root’ to assign a root password
  3. Type 'ifconfig eth0’ and note down the MAC /HWaddr (looks like: 00:15:xx:yy:a7:zz)

    Note: If the network cards appear as em then choose em1 and follow changing em1 to eth0 after the installation of Ubuntu

  4. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. your details (you know the sort of thing…name, address, company etc..Please mail from your company email address) together with the MAC address you noted in step 3 and public facing IP address of the system being installed to 
  5. If you would like us to help you through any of the installation process, please email support with the time you wish to install and your contact details and we will call you accordingly. Please provide at least 24 hours notice.

Once your OS is installed and we receive and enable your mac address, we will email you the 3 step process to install the software remotely together with the Administration Guide

CounterSnipe on a Dedicated Hardware(pc or server):

Here is a list of supported servers but most pcs and servers will work fine

http://www.ubuntu.com/certification/server/  Please look in the Ubuntu 14.04 LTS column.

In Short: (If you are familiar with general Linux world and know Ubuntu)

  1. Build a Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS server (make sure to choose entire hard disk from disk choices)
  2. Email   support AT countersnipe.com  the eth0 mac address with your details
  3. Go to Starting CounterSnipe Install
      In Detail: (You do not need to know Linux. After installing, the CounterSnipe GUI does the work)
  1. Download Ubuntu software from the links above, choosing 32 bit or 64 bit as appropriate. ( don’t worry if you don’t know linux…as we won’t be doing much linuxy stuff)
  2. Burn this ISO file on to a CD on any Windows machine( in case you are new to ‘burn’ its no different from copying, just that you choose burn….  http://www.deepburner.com/download/DeepBurner1.exe  is free and does the job)
  3. Find a PC or a server (choose one depending upon your network load and number of hosts etc) with at least 2 network interfaces. (make sure you are happy to delete/lose all the contents on the hard disk)
  4. Stick the newly created CD in step 2 above, in this pc/server, switch it on and follow the instructions choosing “install ubuntu”.  Make sure to physically connect to the internet and choose eth0 for networking when presented....generally the one that is highlighted is the one that it detects as connected...so, if the need be, make sure to change this to eth0

    Note: If the network cards appear as em then choose em1 and follow changing em1 to eth0 after the installation of Ubuntu

  5. When it asks about what kind of partitioning, choose ‘entire disk’ (not LVM) AND when it asks you to select services from a list of 10 or so, select OPENSSH SERVER and leave all others unselected.
  6. When the system reboots login with the details you chose, then type; ’sudo passwd root’ to assign a root password
  7. Type 'ifconfig eth0’ and note down the MAC /HWaddr (looks like: 00:15:xx:yy:a7:zz)
  8. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. your details (you know the sort of thing…name, address, company etc..Please mail from your company email address) together with the MAC address you noted in step 7 and public facing IP address of the system being installed to   support At countersnipe.com
  9. If you would like us to work through any of the installation process with you, please email support with the time you wish to install and your contact details and we will call you accordingly. Please provide at least 24 hours notice.

Once your OS is installed and we receive and enable your mac address, we will email you the 3 step process to install the software remotely together with the Administration Guide

 

 

We hope the above instructions help.  CounterSnipe Technical Support - April 2016

 

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