SOURCE: BreakingPoint Systems

cybersecurity resiliency measurement

December 16, 2009 09:11 ET

BreakingPoint Doubles Security Research Team to Focus on Cybersecurity Infrastructure

BreakingPoint Surpasses 4,300 Security Strikes for Use in Hardening Critical Infrastructure Against Cyberattack

AUSTIN, TX--(Marketwire - December 16, 2009) - Introduced only one year ago, BreakingPoint Elite has been quickly established as the de facto standard for cybersimulation. Relied upon by equipment manufacturers, enterprises, service providers and government agencies, BreakingPoint Elite is an ever-current cybersimulation platform. BreakingPoint Elite is used throughout the world to simulate realistic and custom security strikes and application protocols. During 2009 the BreakingPoint security research team introduced nearly a thousand security strikes, today surpassing 4,300 total strikes, an average of 3 strikes released per day.

Additionally, BreakingPoint has introduced evasion techniques allowing users to combine evasions with any security strike in order to expose often-missed vulnerabilities. Today's announcement, combined with additional functionality such as BreakingPoint's advanced fuzzing capabilities, means users can now identify and fix previously unrecognized vulnerabilities before criminals and rogue states take advantage.

Register now to attend today's BreakingPoint Webcast: "Hardening Security Devices Against Increasingly Missed Evasions."

BreakingPoint Security Research Team Key to Discovering Critical Infrastructure Vulnerabilities

BreakingPoint has the ability to continuously introduce these security strikes, not to mention more than 100 application protocols, due to the company's renowned research team. The only research team of its kind, BreakingPoint Labs is a team of security researchers and application protocol engineers committed to keeping the company's products completely current. The research team, which has doubled in size during 2009, provides weekly strike and protocol updates, and is on-call to provide users with any requested strike or protocol, typically in a matter of hours. The combination of BreakingPoint's high-performance cybersimulation engine and up-to-date security strikes and protocols enables critical infrastructure vulnerability discovery, before it is too late.

BreakingPoint CTO and co-founder Dennis Cox Discusses the Security Research Team

"Cybersecurity is a dynamic battlefront, making it necessary to test today's network and data center equipment with realistic real-time generated traffic. Since BreakingPoint's core users include service providers, equipment manufacturers, Fortune 100 enterprises and government agencies, we are uniquely positioned to understand all sides of the critical infrastructure issue. Because of this insight our team focuses on actual infrastructure problems, which organized crime syndicates and enemy combatants are already using to their advantage. This is a rare commodity in the security research industry, since it demands a very high commitment to the resources and talent that will make it successful. BreakingPoint remains steadfast in providing this security research, which ultimately is the difference in ending the damage waged by cyberattack."

BreakingPoint provides all the features needed to properly validate the resiliency of network and data center equipment with:

-- A massive library of 4,300+ live security attacks out of the box and new strikes posted weekly.

-- A Custom Strike Toolkit to write and accelerate your own security strikes in a matter of minutes.

-- Full coverage for Microsoft Tuesday updates within 24 hours of announcement.

-- More than 80 evasions, including stream segmentation, packet fragmentation, URL obfuscation and FTP telnet opcode and space insertion.

-- Simulation of Botnet Command and Control and Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks.

-- Advanced Protocol Fuzzing to identify performance issues or unknown vulnerabilities quickly by testing with malicious or malformed data packets.

-- Accurate Data Leak Protection and Precise Anomaly Detection testing to validate Deep Packet Inspection (DPI) and filtering capabilities while ensuring that monitoring and security systems can identify elusive attacks.

-- SYN Flood attacks, with up to 15 million false and valid connections per second.

-- Full evasion capabilities, including stream segmentation, packet fragmentation, URL obfuscation, FTP telnet opcode and space insertion, RPC fragmentation and others.

About BreakingPoint

BreakingPoint application, performance and security testing tools accelerate the development and testing of high-performance, content-aware network and data center equipment, ensuring network resiliency and reducing time to test. BreakingPoint is headquartered in Austin, Texas, with offices around the world. For more information, visit and download the latest test methodologies for firewall testing, IPS testing, server load balancer testing and more.

Contact Information

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    Kyle Flaherty
    BreakingPoint Systems
    (512) 821-6059
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