SOURCE: BreakingPoint Systems

October 16, 2008 12:43 ET

BreakingPoint Continues to Provide Most Comprehensive Microsoft® Tuesday Coverage in the Network Equipment Testing Industry

AUSTIN, TX--(Marketwire - October 16, 2008) -

News Facts

--  BreakingPoint is the only company that provides
    comprehensive security tests for its users within
    24 hours of Microsoft's Patch Tuesday release.
--  Earlier this week all BreakingPoint users were
    provided with updated security tests for the October
    2008 Microsoft vulnerabilities.
--  BreakingPoint provides the industry's fastest, most accurate,
    responsive and easy-to-use application, performance and security testing
    product, providing unprecedented realism, session performance, throughput
    and ease-of-use features.
--  Realism and ease-of-use has been taken to a new level with
    BreakingPoint's ability to provide the most comprehensive Microsoft Tuesday
--  Manufacturers and users of application servers, firewalls, Intrusion
    Prevention Systems (IPS) and more can now quickly test all network
    equipment for Microsoft vulnerabilities, saving valuable time and quickly
    patching those devices that are most vulnerable.
--  More information and the latest security updates can be found at

News Quotes

Director of BreakingPoint Labs, H D Moore

"The second Tuesday of every month is a busy time at BreakingPoint; myself and the rest of the security team drop everything and focus entirely on the patches released by Microsoft. Our team grabs the patches as soon as they drop, often hours before actual security bulletins are posted. We split up the patches across the team and get to work, analyzing the patched binaries, reproducing the flaws, and writing exploit code. Each exploit is expanded into specific test cases, which are then uploaded by the BreakingPoint Labs team to the Strike Center for our users to update their BreakingPoint product. Within 24 hours of the Microsoft Tuesday release, our customers are using these Strikes to verify their security solutions and write new signatures when necessary."

CTO and Co-founder of BreakingPoint Systems, Dennis Cox

"Every Tuesday companies scramble to patch their networks and protect themselves, a demanding process in terms of time and cost. The same certainly goes for network equipment manufacturers and service providers, who actually have the unique problem of testing a plethora of disparate network equipment, quickly and realistically, to determine which is vulnerable. Making it quick and easy to test your equipment with these bugs, and just as quickly understanding your vulnerabilities, is what we provide BreakingPoint users. Testing is a necessity for performance and security, but it also should be as painless as possible."

October 2008 Microsoft Vulnerability Coverage

The October 15th StrikePack (35616) includes thirty-nine Strikes that cover eight Microsoft Bulletins and twelve CVE identifiers

--  MS08-057 -- Microsoft Excel (24 Strikes)
--  MS08-058 -- Internet Explorer (5 Strikes)
--  MS08-059 -- Host Integration Server (6 Strikes)
--  MS08-060 -- Active Directory (1 Strike)
--  MS08-062 -- Internet Printing Service (1 Strike)
--  MS08-063 -- Windows SMB Service (1 Strike)
--  MS08-065 -- Microsoft Message Queue (1 Strike)

About BreakingPoint

BreakingPoint provides the industry's fastest, most accurate, responsive and easy-to-use testing solutions, helping network equipment manufacturers, service providers, and enterprises accelerate development of high performance content-aware networks, network devices, and other equipment, while reducing R&D, QA and operating costs. The company is headquartered in Austin, Texas with offices and customers in Canada, China, Finland, France, Germany, India, Israel, Italy, United Kingdom, United States and more. For more information, visit

Contact Information

  • For Information Contact:
    Kyle Flaherty
    BreakingPoint Systems
    (512) 821-6059
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