Compare SekChek Local and SekChek Classic Tools

The following table compares the main features of the SekChek Classic and Local security audit and benchmarking tools. It will help you to decide which tool is right for you.

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Features

SekChek Local

SekChek Classic

Caters for all major computer platforms



Supports MS-Windows, Active Directory and MS-Exchange.

Support for other platforms is under consideration.

Supports MS-WindowsActive Directory, OS/400, UNIX, Novell / Netware and MS-Exchange.

Minimal impact on the target Host



Yes

The Scan is executed against the Host system from a workstation attached to the network.

Yes

Although the Scan executes on the target Host it does not use a traditional Setup program and makes no changes to the system.

Analyses multiple systems in one Scan


Yes

You can analyse up to 15 Servers per Scan. This makes it easy to compare security across multiple Hosts.

No

The Scan must be executed on each Host you want to analyse.

Pay as you use service, no software licensing fees, regular software updates


Yes

You may copy the software & distribute it to anyone you wish.

Yes

You may copy the software & distribute it to anyone you wish.

Scan data is processed locally



Yes

Scan data is processed locally on your PC. You use an Access Token to unlock your Scan file.

No

The encrypted Scan file is sent to SekChek for processing where your security controls are assessed and benchmarked against the industry average.

Analyses all user and group accounts, not sample-based


Yes

Yes

Fast turnaround time



Yes

Your report is available within minutes of completing a Scan.

Yes

Your encrypted report is typically despatched within 12 hours of receipt of your Scan file.

Report format



MS-Access database with a user-friendly interface

MS-Word (main report), MS-Excel (option for large report sections)

Easy to read results



Yes

Results are presented in graphical and tabular formats. Each Report database includes a comprehensive set of summary and detailed reports.

View sample reports.

Yes

Each report section contains a graphical summary and detailed results.

View sample reports.

Overall Rating of security on a system



No

Yes

Security is rated against real-life industry averages for security.

Independent, objective reporting



Yes

The results are the same regardless of who performs the Scan

Yes

The results are the same regardless of who performs the Scan

Comparisons against real-life industry averages and leading practices for security



Yes

Yes

View sample

Ability to compare security of two systems



Yes

Comparisons can span both time and system

Yes

Comparisons can be made for a system at different points in time

Scan data can be queried, sorted, copied / pasted

Yes

Scan data is written to a Report database in MS-Access format.

You can view the results via SekChek’s comprehensive set of reports or develop your own queries using MS-Access’ powerful data manipulation utilities.

Limited

Reports are typically in MS-Word / Excel format.

Reports provide Implications and general Recommendations

No

However, a Glossary containing definitions of all database fields is provided.

Yes

Embedded security tools



Yes

The free tools library includes:

Yes

As per the SekChek Local tool.

Access to SekChek’s Technical Support Helpdesk

Yes

Yes

Relative cost

Low, from 0.2 SekChek units (USD 70) per audit

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Medium, from 0.8 SekChek units per audit

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Money-back guarantee (no report, no charge)

Yes

Yes

A proven track record

Yes

The tool builds on the strengths of the classic SekChek tool

Yes

SekChek has provided this service to leading audit firms, security practitioners and internal audit functions in the world’s best known organisations since 1996.

About SekChek IPS
SekChek® IPS is a leading provider of computer security review, auditing and benchmarking tools and has served many of the world’s largest companies and public institutions in 130 countries since 1996. SekChek’s clients include security and audit professionals in IT departments, audit firms, internal audit functions, regulatory compliance and corporate governance departments. SekChek’s benchmarking features compare security policies and controls against a unique statistics database containing more than 30 million anonymous and real-life security measurements compiled from 70,000 computer systems across all major industry sectors.

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