SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- Mu Security, a pioneer in the new security analyzer market, today announced that its Mu-4000 Security Analyzer now includes comprehensive Published Vulnerability Analysis (PVA) attack capabilities. PVA enhances the automation, regression-testing and reporting framework of the Mu-4000 by adding key published attacks. The use of PVA attacks ensures that Mu-4000 users are proactively warned against known vulnerabilities prior to being victimized, and as a result can adapt their networks defenses to thwart new malicious exploits as they emerge.
Mu Securitys customerswhich include enterprise, service providers, product developers and vendorsnow can proactively locate, document and expedite the remediation of more than 500 known attack vulnerabilities. The Mu-4000 can transmit attacks corresponding to these specific vulnerabilities, so users now can determine if devices purporting to be patched are effectively blocking attacks. Mu Securitys newly added PVA capabilities include Vulnerability Research from Assurent Secure Technologies, a TELUS Company.
The ability to run security audits on demand with published and protocol-specific attacks to uncover known or published vulnerabilities, as well as unknown or 0-day vulnerabilities, helps end users and product developers determine the metrics of malicious activity and generate a complete documentation set to help remediate any exploit, said Mu Security CEO Ajit Sancheti. PVAs validate vendor effectiveness claims of a new patch or signature actually blocking a specific vulnerability.