2013-02-26 13:01:29 -
Free testing tool identifies weaknesses in company networks
against advanced evasion techniques
Helsinki, Finland - February 26, 2013 - The cyber security expert Stonesoft
today released Evader 2.01, an updated version of the world's first advanced
evasion software testing tool. Since its initial release at the Black Hat
conference in July 2012, 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
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
To download Evader for free and learn more about the tool, please visit
For more information about advanced evasion techniques and Stonesoft's new
Evasion Prevention System (EPS) please visit aet.stonesoft.com.
For more details, please contact:
Director of Product Management
Tel. +358 9 476 711
E-mail: antti.kuvaja (at) stonesoft.com
Stonesoft Corporation (NASDAQ OMX: SFT1V) delivers software based, dynamic and
customer driven network security solutions that secure the information flow and
simplify security management. The company's product portfolio consists of the
industry's first transformable Security Engine, standalone next generation
firewalls and intrusion prevention systems, and SSL VPN solutions. At the core
lies Stonesoft's Management Center which unifies the management of entire
Stonesoft serves private and public sector organizations requiring high
availability, ease of management, compliance, dynamic security and protection of
their critical digital assets and business continuity against today's rapidly
evolving cyber threats. Stonesoft is a recognized researcher of advanced evasion
techniques used in targeted cyber attacks to bypass security.
Stonesoft has the highest customer retention rate in the industry due to low
TCO, ease of management, and overall customer excellence. Stonesoft's customer
base covers more than 6,500 mid- or large-sized organizations across various
industries and geographical markets.
Founded in 1990, the company's track record is well recognized by certifiers,
industry analysts and demanding customers. The company's corporate headquarters
are based in Helsinki, Finland and North American headquarters in Atlanta,
Georgia. For more information, visit www.stonesoft.com.
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