Customers Test Security with BreakingPoint Systems

A Texas-based startup is shipping a new all-in-one network security testing product.

BreakingPoint Systems has released BPS-1000, a network test system that permits multi-layer emulation testing at multi-gigabit speeds. With the new release, BreakingPoint Systems promises performance, stress, security and conformance testing in a single device.

"We support layer 2 bit blasting, routing, sessions, 20-plus applications, 3,000-plus security attacks, 80-plus evasion techniques, dozens of protocol fuzzing techniques and the ability to capture and recreate traffic all in a single device for a single price," said BreakingPoint CTO Dennis Cox.

Founded in September 2005, BreakingPoint is a privately-held company located in Austin, TX.

In addition to BPS-1000, the company is also offering what officials call the Strike Pack service, in which customers will receive an attack exploit module for the tool every time the company discovers one in an application and contacts the vendor. Cox said that as new applications are created by companies, network topology changes, as does the security threat landscape.

"(The) Strike Pack service - unique to us - is an important part of keeping your test equipment evergreen," Cox said. "We provide the latest vulnerabilities and evasion techniques, along with new applications as they emerge. Customers are notified of the latest Strike Packs, which happen multiple time per week, via the appliance, email from us or the Strike Center."

The service is an annual subscription, and includes full maintenance and support.

"We keep up with the threats by actually discovering ourselves," Cox continued. "Another unique value of our Strike Pack service is that we provide our attacks the same day we discover the vulnerability. We don't wait for the vendor to patch - so our customers have access to attacks that the public is completely unaware of."

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