Six tips for protecting critical data against Advanced Evasion Techniques

March 30, 2011 by · Comments Off on Six tips for protecting critical data against Advanced Evasion Techniques 

Web Hosting BlogLONDON, UK – Stonesoft, an innovative provider of integrated network security and business continuity solutions, discovered Advanced Evasion Techniques (AETs) last year. Since then, it has been verified that the threat posed by AETs to organisation’s critical data capital and systems is constantly evolving and dynamic. Here Stonesoft shares six tips for organisations to protect their critical data assets and systems against Advanced Evasion Techniques.

Evasions are a way to bypass network intrusion prevention systems (IPS) or any security device that is supposed to do network traffic inspection. As such, evasion techniques have been known for a long time. However, when Stonesoft discovered the AETs – a new threat category that existing network security systems are not able to detect – the information and the first 23 samples were quickly delivered to the Computer Emergency Response Team CERT-FI and later announced to the public. Stonesoft has recently shared 124 newly discovered samples with CERT-FI. However, this was just the tip of the iceberg. Read more