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Security System Testing and Optimisation Tool

Idappcom : 21 September, 2010  (New Product)
Traffic IQ V2.0 from Idappcom provides the necessary tools to harden defences against hacking and optimise security appliances within the organisation.
Idappcom has launched Traffic IQ V2.0. The product enables organisations to test their security systems to ensure that they are protecting them effectively, optimising and often extending the life of their investment in security equipment. Traffic IQ v2.0 is an automated auditing and vulnerability assessment testing tool that has an extensive traffic library that includes thousands of real threats plus corresponding security rules for the latest threats. Traffic IQ is used to assist in configuration and enhances the effectiveness of existing security systems in order to optimise all security appliances. The vulnerability assessment tool comes as a full version (software and appliance) and a freeware version is also available.

Traffic IQ v2.0 is specifically created for testing the response and recognition capabilities of IP based packet filtering and access control systems (IDS, IPS, UTM, Switches, Routers, application layer Firewalls). This latest version of Traffic IQ has many client requested improvements and new features including:

* extended library of threats / attacks
* security rules for IP filtering security solutions
* database structure to enhance the filtering and selection and viewing of traffic and rules
* additional command line functions
* a scripting engine
* enhanced reporting
* modularized function and pricing

Andy Kellett, Senior Analyst - Enterprise Applications, Security for OVUM said, "Traffic IQ Professional is a good and useful product because, not only does it work hard to ensure that network security is effective, but also when it finds vulnerabilities it provides solutions to fix them. The proof of its effectiveness is highlighted by the existing user base. As well as security-conscious private sector organizations, Traffic IQ is used by security and network vendors and by the military."

Kevin Beaver, the author of "Hacking For Dummies", has already said of the product "Traffic IQ Pro is a must-have for testing network security systems and performing security assessments. It's a serious tool for serious information security."

Companies who protect their networks with IP filtering security devices can now ensure the effectiveness of these devices by auditing them with Traffic IQ V2.0., using either the full licensed version, either in software or appliance format or a free version of the product.

The full version is available in two software variants and two appliance based variants, Traffic IQ Pack and Traffic IQ Pro Pack. Traffic IQ Pack includes the full traffic file library, traffic groups and scan lists, the traffic file editor and the command line Interface.

Traffic IQ Pro includes all the functionality of IQ Pack with the addition of two premium modules:

* Security Rules - for the latest attack/threats, contained in the traffic file library, an industry standards based security rule has been created which can be used in a security appliance to mitigate the threat;
* Scripting Engine - enables the user to create scripts using VBA that can be run interactively or in batch. As an example scripts could be written to attack end points, check that all ports are active on devices, automate TIQ functions etc.

The appliance version of the product comes with the software pre-installed on a 1U appliance, which is preconfigured with Windows embedded and optimised. Automated updates are available. Secure remote access can be used for managed services and external expertise to be utilized. An additional application is available to enable the use of evasion techniques to further test security beyond normal threat traffic.

It is also possible to buy individual modules of the products, enabling users to buy only the functions that they need.

"This flexibility in buying options and the modularization of the product provides our clients and potential clients with an easy way to start realizing the benefits of security assessment testing." said Ray Bryant, CEO at Idappcom.

He added "The addition of security rules means that we not only show where the security gaps are but we also provide a way to plug the gap. It's the most cost efficient method to ensure that your network defences are working as they should do. The simplified process brings repeatable security management to a wider user base where time or expertise is at a premium".

The new freeware version, Traffic IQ Replay, allows users to evaluate the unique capabilities of the product without the constraints of a time based licence. It has a powerful GUI which sets it apart from any other freeware security assessment tool and enables a user to perform stringent testing without the need to learn the complexities of a command line interface. It allows them to replay their own, or web downloaded pcaps through security appliances and test the mitigation capabilities of those appliances.

"This is something that the security market has been pushing us to do for a long time" said Tony Haywood, CTO at Idappcom. "We've delivered a freeware version of our product which is well ahead of any competitors and still uses our unique method of auditing security devices. Our full product version, which includes thousands of real world exploits in our traffic file library, is the most efficient way to test security defences and obtain results that you can rely on" he added.
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