SOURCE: NetFort Technologies

April 11, 2014 13:41 ET

NetFort Introduces Release V12.0.7 to Help Organisations Tackle Heartbleed

Latest Release Enables Accurate Detection of Servers Running SSL/TLS on Any Port Across the Network

GALWAY, IRELAND--(Marketwired - Apr 11, 2014) - NetFort Technologies, a leading developer of innovative software for monitoring activity on computer networks, today announced the availability of LANGuardian version 12.0.7 to specifically help organisations mitigate the risks associated with Heartbleed.

Heartbleed is a critical flaw in OpenSSL. OpenSSL is the open-source encryption standard used by the majority of websites to provide a secure connection between the service and the user. The module in OpenSSL that allows open connections to be reused (or 'keep-alive') contains a security hole that, if exploited maliciously, could allow attackers to repeatedly access 64K of memory.

NetFort has released LANGuardian V12.0.7 in order to immediately assist organisations that are currently investigating and troubleshooting Heartbleed.

Using the built-in Deep Packet Inspection engine that includes CBAR (Content Based Application Recognition) and a special decoder for the SSL protocol, the new release of LANGuardian includes the following enhancements to help troubleshoot Heartbleed:

  • LANGuardian detects all active SSL/TLS servers that have the Heartbleed extension enabled. This can be used to compile an inventory for further examination.
  • LANGuardian detects exploit attempts based on the Heartbleed vulnerability. This can be used to uncover someone who is trying to compromise your servers.

"This is one of the major advantages of passive Deeper Traffic Analysis systems like LANGuardian," stated John Brosnan, CEO of NetFort. "They can be easily deployed on any network, configured to monitor traffic from multiple internal locations or VLANs, and in the case of flaws like Heartbleed they can analyse the packet contents, not just the headers, to provide tremendous visibility and insight."

Additional information is also available on the NetFort blog:

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About NetFort

NetFort provides a range of software products to monitor activity on virtual and physical networks. Headquartered in Galway, Ireland, NetFort was established in 2002 and has built up a global customer base in the enterprise, education, and government sectors.

The LANGuardian solution has been successfully implemented and proven to be an invaluable asset in many domestic and international private sector companies, government departments, educational institutions, and local councils. NetFort customers include Honda Canada, Seven Oaks School Division, United States Treasury, Washington Gas, Red Bull Formula 1, Panasonic, King Faisal Specialist Hospital, the Football Association, City National Bank, and Canada Life. For more information visit:

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