Spirent’s CyberFlood To Tackle Advanced Security Issues

by CXOtoday News Desk    Aug 04, 2016

Spirent Spirent, a provider of verification, assessment, analytics, and device intelligence solutions, today announced the launch of CyberFlood, a next-generation security and performance testing solution. An easy-to-use, comprehensive testing platform suitable for complex testing scenarios, users can ensure, that, their security and performance testing addresses unique environments by emulating realistic traffic volume, threats and attack scenarios including fuzzing, malware, and DDoS attacks.

With the idea of being used for team testing in mind, CyberFlood’s intuitive web UI extends easy-to-use best practices for faster, repeatable and more accurate testing. Users can easily view all testing activities at-a-glance on the dashboard, including running and recently completed tests. Whether local or globally-dispersed, teams including IT, QA and engineering can now quickly and effectively test, validate and roll out their app-aware devices and infrastructures. This includes sharing of test configurations, test results and test devices including physical appliances, modules and virtual endpoints. Fully extensible, CyberFlood allows teams to easily adjust test parameters to create unique attack patterns and finely tuned application mixes to test and stress security devices.  

David DeSanto, the director of Products and Threat research said, “CyberFlood differentiates itself on security. An example would be its Advanced Malware offering. This new offering provides thousands of new malware samples per month including zero-day malware allowing you to find the holes in your threat landscape,” explaining the main feature of the product, before adding, “CyberFlood Advanced Fuzzing combines the two main fuzzing strategies, generation-based and mutation-based, into one new intelligence driven strategy to provide you greater depth and breadth in your testing to find more issues than previously possible.”

CyberFlood helps enterprises, services providers and network equipment manufacturers validate their services, devices and infrastructures today as well as prepare for the future. “Continual testing based on the current threat landscape is key to protect against new malware, the complexity of new threats and increased global security concerns,” said John Weinschenk, General Manager, Spirent Enterprise and Application Security. “Proactive and solid testing methodologies should take into consideration the four variables that cohesively function together to produce reliable test results. These are performance, availability, security and scale. CyberFlood was developed specifically to address all four of these critical areas.” 

Image credit: Brayleino.co.uk