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Advanced evasion techniques (AET) from Intergence partner Stonesoft Stonesoft demonstrate how easy it is to break through firewalls

Advanced evasion techniques (AET) from Intergence partner Stonesoft Stonesoft demonstrate how easy it is to break through firewalls

Audits carried out by Intergence Systems, a leading independent IT Optimisation Consultancy, has found that almost all computer networks are at risk from hacking attacks.

Intergence network security partner, Stonesoft has recently introduced 163 new Advanced Evasion Techniques (AET), a new species of evasion techniques, which can bypass 99% of existing security systems without being detected. The new samples include AETs over a number of various protocols, including IPv4, IPv6, TCP and HTTP. A practically unlimited number of combinations can be run simultaneously on several protocol layers.

Evasion techniques are a way of disguising and/or modifying cyber attacks to avoid detection and blocking by information security systems.

Rob Smith, COO of Intergence, comments:

“These evasions are a real eye-opener and highlight how many businesses still have a fairly cavalier attitude to security. A combination of various dynamic modified attacks used together can evade even the most powerful of security detection devices; stealth capabilities of AETs can be used with existing worms to deliver powerful attacks.”

The number of AETs has been growing exponentially year on year and Rob Smith recommends that businesses take the following actions to protect their networks:

•Always use an AET aware dynamic software security solution
•Always use continuous and automatic updates and patches
•Audit and assess their critical infrastructures and then aim to protect those critical assets

Ilkka Hiidenheimo, founder and CEO of Stonesoft says:

“Very few vendors have truly understood the magnitude of the problem, while some are struggling to provide some kind of protection. Most of the vendors who acknowledge the problem are incapable of building a working solution - instead, they are keeping themselves busy doing temporary and inflexible fixes. The rest just ignore the issue and do nothing.”

Intergence employs a systematic approach of Measurement, Automation and Prediction (MAP) to delivering secure solutions that have been optimised over many years of working within business critical environments.

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Editor’s Notes

Information about the new species of evasion techniques (Advanced evasion techniques - AETs)

http://www.antievasion.com/principles/principles/part-2

About Intergence Systems

Intergence Systems (www.intergence.com) is a leading independent IT Optimisation Consultancy, headquartered in Cambridge, UK, with a regional office in the Middle East (Dubai, UAE) and was founded in 2003 to address the growing requirements of clients demanding high-level impartial expertise in networks and IT. Our close relationship within the Cambridge academic community enables us to innovate in partnership, rapidly incorporating the latest technology advances into our products and services.

Intergence operates over two distinct lines of business; people and performance. Our expertise and knowledge within the field allows us to resource the right people in the right place, getting your IT projects completed quickly and hassle free. Utilising world first products and professional optimisation services, Intergence has a clear and common purpose- to improve performance and extract more value from your IT infrastructure.

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About Stonesoft Corporation

Stonesoft Corporation (www.stonesoft.com) is an innovative provider of integrated network security solutions to secure the information flow of distributed organizations. Founded in 1990, Stonesoft Corporation is a global company with corporate headquarters in Helsinki, Finland and Americas headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia. Stonesoft is listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki under the symbol SFT1V.

Stonesoft has customers in more than 60 countries worldwide, including Managed Security Service Providers (MSSPs) and large enterprises with growing business needs requiring advanced network security and always-on business connectivity.

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For further information on Intergence, please contact:

Justine Smith/Sara Paine
KISS Public Relations
T: + 44 (0)208 12345 75
E-mail: sara@kisscom.co.uk or justine@kisscom.co.uk
www.kisspr.co.uk


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