SOURCE: Codenomicon

November 16, 2005 18:19 ET

Codenomicon Releases Comprehensive Test Solution for ISAKMP/IKE

Augments Recent Offering From OUSPG

SAN JOSE, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- November 16, 2005 -- Codenomicon Ltd, a leading vendor of software testing solutions, released today its comprehensive offering for testing ISAKMP/IKE protocol implementations for robustness and security flaws. This release follows recent publicity around ISAKMP/IKE robustness, where a test suite for the protocol was released by Oulu University Secure Programming Group (OUSPG).

Codenomicon supports OUSPG's efforts in making the world more secure by testing critical protocol implementations, and wishes to further this important work by making available its own, independently developed ISAKMP/IKE test solution with an advanced feature set and higher test coverage. OUSPG test suites are created using Codenomicon technology, and they set a baseline for protocol security. Codenomicon Test Tools take robustness testing to the next level.

Protocol Used for Secure Internet Communications

ISAKMP (Internet Security Association and Key Management Protocol) is a protocol for the exchange of keys and security parameters in electronic communications. ISAKMP is designed to provide a framework that is independent of key generation techniques, encryption algorithms and authentication mechanisms.

IKE (Internet Key Exchange) is an implementation of ISAKMP used for IPSec key management. IPSec is a protocol for the secure exchange of Internet traffic. IPSec and ISAKMP/IKE implementations can be found in virtual private network (VPN) devices, operating systems and firewall implementations. In many configurations ISAKMP/IKE is open for access by default, leaving implementations susceptible for protocol-based attacks from anywhere.

Protecting the Software Lifecycle

Locating potential problems early in the software lifecycle protects vendors from the costly patch-and-penetrate cycle by dramatically reducing the amount of customer-reported defects on tested interfaces. By automating the testing process, vendors can take advantage of lowered initial test deployment costs, as well as increasing test coverage.

Comprehensive Coverage and Rich Features

Codenomicon ISAKMP/IKE Test Tool is a professionally supported and commercially maintained software product, with a thorough coverage of ISAKMP/IKE protocol features. Codenomicon ISAKMP/IKE Test Tool includes tests for IKEv1 Phase 1, Phase 2 and New Group Modes, as well as Informational exchanges. The test tool offers support for several encryption algorithms, authentication methods and hash algorithms. The tool features extensive documentation, test case visualizations, report generation, and multiple fully featured user interface modes (GUI, command line, and remote prompt).


Codenomicon ISAKMP/IKE Test Tool is available now. For licensing options and pricing information, contact In addition to ISAKMP/IKE, Codenomicon offers a wide range of test tools for testing the robustness of other Internet security protocol implementations (IPSec, TLS/SSL, SSH), and lower-level protocols used with ISAKMP/IKE (IPv4, IPv6, UDP).

About Codenomicon Ltd

Codenomicon Ltd is a leading developer of innovative products for information security. Codenomicon products are intended for testing the reliability of security-critical software products and systems. Codenomicon products include tools for testing the reliability of core Internet protocols (IPv4, IPv6, HTTP, TLS/SSL, SSH, SNMP, IPSec, ISAKMP/IKE, DNS, FTP, and Telnet); routing and remote access (BGP, OSPF, IS-IS, RADIUS, TACACS, Diameter, LDAP); telecommunications (GTP, SIP, SigComp, GMM/SM, MGCP, RTP/RTCP, H.323), file formats (Images, Audio, Video), and wireless protocols (Bluetooth). Codenomicon customers include software development companies and enterprises that require absolute dependability for their products and networks.

Codenomicon was founded in 2001. The company is based in Oulu, Finland, with a subsidiary in San Jose, California, United States. For more information, visit

OUSPG ISAKMP/IKE test suite information:

Codenomicon ISAKMP/IKE Test Tool:

Contact Information

  • For information, contact
    Brenda J Fox
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    (408) 929-9100