IPNetSentry, its personal firewall and intelligent network security software for the Mac, to version 1.1.2, improving log viewing and adding a traceroute option.
IPNetSentry includes intrusion logging features that in earlier versions quickly created a file too large to read in SimpleText, and some users don’t want to view the entire file in another text editor. The update fixes this problem.
Now when a user clicks the “Log” button within the IPNetSentry Companion Application, a new Log window is opened within the companion application. This log file will display the last 32K of the IPNetSentry Log file and actively display any log commands as they originate from IPNetSentry in real-time, so users can see any attempted intrusions as they happen. The user will still have the ability to view the entire Log file from their favorite text editor by holding down the Shift key when clicking the Log button in the companion app.
Plus, version 1.1.2 now works with IPNetMonitor to better track intruders. IPNetSentry’s alert feature can automatically do a lookup of an IP address to get contact information if needed for reporting purposes. However, many intruders, especially in the Far East, are using unregistered IP address, making this form of identification impossible, according to the folks at Sustainable Software.
If a user owns IPNetMonitor, holding down the control key during the IPNetSentry alert will automatically launch a traceroute function in IPNetMonitor. This will help identify an intruder’s ISP, letting a user contact the service and inform the service about what one of their clients is doing, according to Sustainable. Current IPNetSentry owners can get more information about
and its capabilities at the product Web site. It’s a US$35 product, but the upgrade to version 1.1.2 is free to registered users.