Communications, a leader in testing networks, services and devices,
today announced the release of malware testing capabilities on Spirent
Studio. With the addition of malware testing, Spirent offers its
customers a comprehensive solution to test a range of security issues,
including fuzzing, encryption, VPN, signature-based attacks and DDoS
threats. Combined with Spirent
Avalanche, Studio delivers multi-10 Gbps capacity, security, and
performance testing for network and web application infrastructure.
The growth in the BYOD trend changes the mix of traffic on the network
and may significantly increase the chances of being attacked by malware,
therebyimpacting network security and performance. The BYOD trend may
result in IT having to cope with users attaching devices with
non-standard operating systems, out-of-date patches, missing or
unsupported protocols and little or no security software.
Notwithstanding all the challenges, IT must still ensure secure and
properly functioning enterprise networks and services.
Spirent's approach to testing malware includes replicating malware
binaries being sent through firewalls and IPS/IDS devices as payload
over HTTP and FTP transports. It also includes replicating the behavior
of infected end devices. This latter step is essential to detecting and
eliminating advanced persistent threats that may have embedded
themselves inside a protected network.
"Spirent already offers the widest breadth of security testing
capabilities based upon the most realistic events and threats, and this
new addition means that our customers can easily include malware in
their testing methodologies, giving them protection against the tide of
new threats that appear every day," said Ankur Chadda, Product Marketing
Manager at Spirent. "There are tens of millions of pieces of malware out
in the world, and smart companies are taking this threat seriously by
adhering to best practices and utilizing the very latest in malware
Stop by Spirent's booth #2525 during RSA 2013 in San Francisco, February
26 to February 28 to learn more about security testing. For additional
information about Spirent's Malware testing capabilities visit, http://www.spirent.com/Networks-and-Applications/App_Aware_Security.
About Spirent Communications plc
Spirent Communications plc. (LSE: SPT), a global leader in test &
measurement offers an extensive portfolio of solutions to test data
centers, cloud computing environments, high speed Ethernet networks and
services, 3G/4G wireless networks and devices, network security, and
global navigation satellite systems. For more information visit http://www.spirent.com/about-us/News_Room/About_Spirent_Communications_plc.aspx
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