Advanced Research provides several security and maritime
products under the Open Source license.
They include security products, such as the Security Auditor's Research
Assistant (SARA™ ), the Tiger Analytical Research
Assistant (TARA™ ), and WebMon™ . Maritime
products include CoastalWx™
and GetMyMasters™ .
SARA is a comprehensive network security scanner that
discovers, analyzes, and reports on security vulnerabilities of network-based
computers, server, routers,and firewalls. It is actively used by over 15,000
security professional worldwide. It performs over 1,000 tests on each network
node that it discovers. It is built to support the large scale enterprise
model that contains over 25,000 nodes. It is approved for operation in the
SANS Top Ten and Top 20 environments.
Tara is a *nix based system security scanner closely
based on the Texas A&M University's Tiger program. It provides up-to-date
tests and configuration analyses on SunOS, IRIX, Linux, Mac OSX, and generic
WebMon is a web-based defacement monitor that constantly
probes corporate web servers for potential defacements. It provides a simple
to use graphical user interface that instantly informs technical
management of a potential problem. It also generates an email alert for each
CoastalWx is a web-based product that provides near
real-time reporting of wind and wave conditions from coastal and high sea
USCG weather buoys. It is tailored to interoperate with SailMail, Saildocs,
and Winlink communications and distribution systems. CoastalWx uses
Nobeltec's Open Navigation Format (ONF) to automate compatible chartplotters.
GetMyMasters is a web-based testing and education
environment that facilitates the pursuit of a USCG Master's license. It uses
all of the questions in the Coast Guard's new question set.