Neon Software Announces NetMinder Ethernet Code Red Worm Detection Rule

LAFAYETTE, CA – September 17th, 2001 – NetMinder Ethernet, the Ethernet
protocol analyzer from Neon Software, incorporates a new rule for detecting
Code Red Worm probe attempts. Although only Microsoft IIS Web servers are
vulnerable to Code Red Worm infections, network managers are acutely aware
of these attacks due to the sheer volume of incidences. The Code Red Worm
has caused Internet-wide slowdowns and disruptions of network traffic.

Version 4.4 of NetMinder Ethernet’s Packet Inference uses rules-based
technology to automatically detect many types of problems common to
Ethernet networks. Packet Inference analyzes network data based on a set of
pre-programmed rules and provides explanations and conclusions about
unusual conditions it detects.

For a straight-forward discussion of the Code Red Worm, the indicators of a
Code Red Worm infection and recommendations on precautions to take to
prevent infection, Neon Software has published an overview webpage:

Packet Inference 4.4 for NetMinder Ethernet 4.x owners is available as a
free download from

Links for more information and links for Code Red Worm protection patches
from various software and hardware manufacturers, plus a discussion of
Packet Inference are also
provided here.

Pricing and Availability
NetMinder Ethernet’s retail price is $795 and available from Neon Software
by calling 800-334-NEON(6366), emailing, or at,
through resellers
and international distributors.

Neon Software is a privately held California corporation based in
Lafayette, California. The company develops intelligent software tools in
the Neon Network Management Series, products that help improve computer
network design and operation. Neon Software offers an entire series of
network management products including LANsurveyor, the network mapping,
managing and reporting application, NetMinder Ethernet, a software-only
protocol analyzer and RouterCheck, an AppleTalk router management

Contact: Sharon Doi
Neon Software, Inc.
PH: 925-283-9771
FAX: 925-283-6507