Stonesoft Releases Evader 2.01 Advanced Evasion Testing Tool

  Stonesoft Releases Evader 2.01 Advanced Evasion Testing Tool

   Free security software identifies weaknesses in company networks against
                         advanced evasion techniques

RSA Conference 2013

Business Wire

SAN FRANCISCO -- February 25, 2013

Stonesoft today released Evader 2.01 an updated version of the world´s first
advanced evasion software testing tool. Since its initial release at Black Hat
in July, thousands of companies have downloaded the tool to identify potential
security risks in their network.

Evader 2.01 provides organizations with a free tool that can be used to test
their network’s ability to withstand advanced evasion techniques (AETs).
Evader 2.01 includes a new graphical user interface to improve usability and
the tool supports multiple evasion techniques and can be used in any test
environment.

AETs are used to attack networks by combining several known evasion
methodologies to create a new, earlier unknown and dynamically changing
technique that is delivered over several layers of a network simultaneously.
This allows the attacker to successfully deliver any exploit, malicious
payload or code to a target host without detection.

“Breaches continue to occur where corporations have invested heavily in
security solutions. However, design flaws in existing firewalls and intrusting
prevention systems are being exploited” said Ilkka Hiidenheimo, CEO of
Stonesoft. “Attackers are more sophisticated today and employ evasive
techniques to avoid detection. Organizations must be aware of these types of
attacks and Evader can be used to help them find out whether they can resist
the attacks.”

Evader 2.01 is a ready-made test lab that includes a set of AETs. It enables
an organization to run manually or automatically a variety of AET combinations
that hide well-known MSRPC (vulnerability from 2008) and HTTP (2004) exploits,
and then deliver them through the tested network security devices to a
vulnerable target host image. Evader 2.01 includes a set of AETs that has gone
through the CERT vulnerability coordination process, which began two years
ago. The essence of Evader is to provide hard facts about AET readiness of an
organization’s own security devices, support decision making and raise an
organization’s security level.

Stonesoft is demonstrating Evader 2.01 in San Francisco during the annual RSA
Conference at booth #1953, February 25 to March 1, 2013. During the
demonstration, Stonesoft will test leading security products for their ability
to protect against AETs, including HP/Tipping Point, McAfee, Palo Alto
Networks and SourceFire.

To download Evader for free and learn more about the tool, please visit
evader.stonesoft.com. For more information about advanced evasion techniques
and Stonesoft’s new Evasion Prevention System (EPS) please visit
aet.stonesoft.com.

About Stonesoft

Stonesoft Corporation (NASDAQ OMX: SFT1V) delivers dynamic, software-based
network security solutions that secure information flow for more than 6500
mid- and large-sized organizations across the globe. These include the
industry’s first transformable Security Engine as well as standalone next
generation firewalls, intrusion prevention systems and SSL VPN solutions. At
the core of these solutions is the Stonesoft Management Center, which unifies
and simplifies the management of entire networks while reducing TCO. Stonesoft
is a recognized researcher of advanced evasion techniques and has the highest
customer retention rate in the industry. Founded in 1990, the company’s
corporate headquarters are based in Helsinki, Finland with North American
headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia. For more information, please visit
www.stonesoft.com or stoneblog.stonesoft.com. Follow Stonesoft at
twitter.com/Stonesoft_US.

Contact:

Stonesoft Corporate Contact:
Jeff Anderson, 972-215-8088
jeff.anderson@stonesoft.com
or
Stonesoft Media Contact:
Dominic Weeks, 617-779-1816
stonesoft@shiftcomm.com
 
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