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7/25/2012
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Evader Tool Shows Holes In Network Perimeter Security

Unveiled at Black Hat security conference, free testing tool checks for attacks employing so-called advanced evasion techniques.

Researchers Tuesday at the Black Hat security conference in Las Vegas released a free testing tool that checks for attacks employing so-called advanced evasion techniques (AETs) that bypass network perimeter security devices.

The new Evader tool developed and offered by Stonesoft launches these types of attacks against the user's next-generation firewall, intrusion prevention system (IPS), and unified threat management (UTM) products to gauge the organization's risk of these types of threats.

"Evader launches a set of AETs against the tester's own next-generation firewall, IPS, or UTM device to understand if it poses any AET threat," said Richard Benigno, senior VP of Stonesoft Americas. "They can then determine if they are protected against these [attacks] or not" and make adjustments to existing controls, he said.

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