Top Layer Security has selected penetration testing solution CORE IMPACT Pro as one of its tools to help validate the effectiveness of its IPS technology.
“Our customers expect our network IPS solution to reduce the likelihood of computers on their networks becoming compromised through remote exploit activity,” said Mike Paquette, chief strategy officer at Top Layer Security. “We rely on CORE IMPACT Pro as a key part of our security team’s arsenal of testing tools so that we can continuously validate the security protection offered by our IPS solution. CORE IMPACT Pro accurately replicates the remote exploit processes used in today’s attacks, allowing Top Layer to be confident that our solution provides real-world protection that our customers demand.”
With CORE IMPACT Pro’s regularly updated threat library, Top Layer Security can ensure that its customers are secure even as new vulnerabilities are discovered and new attack techniques and exploits emerge. With CORE IMPACT Pro Top Layer Security can:
* Quickly and easily test IPS effectiveness: New exploits are constantly being developed to target vulnerable computer systems, so it's critical that Top Layer validates that its IPS solution provides protection before criminals and/or attackers break through. With CORE IMPACT Pro’s automated penetration testing, Top Layer Security can run controlled exploit attempts to validate IPS protection.
* Configure IPS properly and more efficiently: To successfully deploy an IPS, organizations must tune it to fit the unique aspects of their environment. CORE IMPACT Pro tests and evaluates specific infrastructures, providing Top Layer Security with the information necessary to refine IPS policies and ensure optimal network protection right out of the box.
In addition, CORE IMPACT Pro’s Traffic Masking capability enables testers to deploy exploits using advanced traffic modification techniques, such as fragmentation and encryption, which have become increasingly popular with attackers.
“CORE IMPACT Pro allows Top Layer Security to test and measure its IPS protection in the most realistic manner possible - by proactively replicating attacks in the same ways that an attacker would,” said Stephen Pace, vice president of sales and service at Core Security. “CORE IMPACT Pro provides proof of how a data breach could occur and which information assets would be exposed, which helps Top Layer Security provide leading-edge protection to its customers.”
Defence mechanisms can require significant time and financial investments. That is why organizations are increasingly turning to comprehensive security testing solution CORE IMPACT Pro to validate the efficacy of these tools and to evaluate their return on investment both before and after purchasing products.
CORE IMPACT Pro provides detailed and coherent reports that allow organizations to quickly understand how well their defense mechanisms are working at any given point in time. By safely simulating real-world threat scenarios against network, endpoint, Web application, wireless and email defenses, CORE IMPACT Pro helps organizations prove whether defences are effectively detecting and preventing attacks, or if they should being looking for alternatives.