TDS-3 Centrally Managed???

Discussion in 'Trojan Defence Suite' started by BrentPennell, Oct 9, 2003.

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  1. BrentPennell

    BrentPennell Guest


    I'm considering purchasing TDS-3, but am not sure that it's capable of being centrally managed.

    Anybody have experience with running this on a large network?

  2. Jooske

    Jooske Registered Member

    Feb 12, 2002
    Netherlands, EU near the sea
    Hi BrentPennell
    and welcome to the forum.
    Depends on how large is the network and what you want to do?
    You can indeed scan all logical drives / partitions on a network from one central point, but the memory/boot part needs to be ran with a TDS installed on the system itself.
    You can start them on those remote systems from a central point and there are possibilities to have all alerts sent to you central.
    It has several network options as you might have seen already!
  3. Wayne - DiamondCS

    Wayne - DiamondCS Security Expert

    Jul 19, 2002
    Perth, Oz
    Hi there,
    What exactly did you want to centralise? If it's just the database updates (which most admins use for centralization with TDS), there are several options, here's a couple ...

    1) If you have a webserver in your network that other workstations can access, you can use that as the main database file host. Simply set up a scheduled task using Task Scheduler to run a batch file exe daily Mon-Fri, which simply runs update.exe, followed by a 'copy' command to copy the the radius.td3 file to the webserver directory. Then, simply modify the update.cfg file in the TDS3 directory on the workstations so that they download from your webserver rather than the other ones listed in that file.

    2) If you don't have a webserver, set up a scheduled task on the server so that it gets the latest radius.td3 by running update.exe. Then on each workstations, set up a scheduled task which runs a batch file to copy the latest radius.td3 from the server to their local hard drive.

    All workstations will then be up-to-date every day, with the server being the only machine doing any real work by simply downloading the database update each day. I hope i haven't made it sound too complicated, it's quite simple to set up :)

    Are there any other ways you wanted it centralised?

    Best regards,
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