Spirent Announces Availability of CyberFlood Data Breach Assessment Solution at RSA Conference 2019

Paired with deployment and operation from Spirent SecurityLabs,
provides true assessment and validation of ability to protect data

SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–lt;a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/DDos?src=hash” target=”_blank”gt;#DDoslt;/agt;–RSA CONFERENCE 2019 – Spirent
Communications
 plc (LSE:SPT), the industry leader for test,
measurement, assurance, and analytics solutions for next-generation
devices and networks, today announced availability of its CyberFlood
Data Breach Assessment solution. The solution enables security
operations and IT teams to validate security of production networks by
delivering continuous automated assessment of security and data loss
prevention (DLP) policies using up-to-date threat intelligence. With
CyberFlood, organizations can assess their ability to stop data
breaches, cyberattacks, and malware infections without requiring attack
expertise or impacting internal IT team resources.

Unlike simulation-based data breach validation tools, the CyberFlood
Data Breach Assessment solution accurately assesses an organization’s
security posture by emulating real-world attack, malware, and DLP
scenarios. With this latest release of CyberFlood, customers can extend
their in-house security teams by selecting optional services bundles
from Spirent SecurityLabs’ professional services team, utilizing their
expertise in vulnerability scanning and penetration testing services to
support deployment and management of Spirent’s unique assessment
solution.

Despite precautions, data
breach attacks
 occur with increasing frequency and magnitude,
affecting public and private institutions throughout the world.
Organizations need to constantly monitor and stress their networks to
assess network security effectiveness, validate and improve their
ability to detect attackers, and prevent the theft of data and valuable
assets. Such assessment strategies are increasingly important for
supporting compliance requirements and proof of best efforts for
security reviews. By integrating CyberFlood Data Breach Assessment with
Spirent SecurityLabs’ expert services, Spirent provides this combination
as an automated turnkey solution.

“Traditional approaches to thwarting data breaches do not always deliver
the coverage enterprises require and often fall behind in the upward
spiral of dynamic changes to security products, network topology,
applications, user behaviors, and attacker threats and tactics,” said
Sameer Dixit, vice president and head of Spirent SecurityLabs.
“Continual data breach assessments keep organizations prepared for early
attack detection and curtailment. The combination of Spirent CyberFlood
Data Breach Assessment with expert security services makes testing
practical and effectively puts it in the hands of a wide range of
organizations.”

Central to the solution is Spirent’s unique ability to emulate data
breaches, attacks, and other scenarios rather than simulate them. Unlike
simulation testing solutions, CyberFlood safely utilizes real stateful
traffic and activities that are indistinguishable from live efforts.
Spirent has accumulated, and continually updates, an enormous repository
of real attack components that are used for testing, including exploits,
applications, sensitive data, and malware. In contrast, simulation
relies on replayed traffic and network activities that seem real, but
are often discounted by security infrastructure as phony artifacts and
simply passed through or blocked as invalid network streams. Such
traffic cannot adequately validate an organization’s defenses against
cybercrime.

The quality of a proactive data breach assessment is greatly impacted by
the correct placement of assessment agents through the network to serve
as the “eyes and ears” for attack activity. The CyberFlood Data Breach
Assessment bundle ensures the correct placement of lightweight software
agents, so that all relevant networks – including virtual and cloud –
can be assessed.

It also identifies the risk from costly and disruptive data breaches
that result from the actions or neglect of insiders. Such insider
attacks account for a significant
portion
of all data breaches. Spirent’s Sensitive Data Module
integrates assessment for data leaks with tests for the ability to
thwart the loss or theft of sensitive and confidential data by accident,
or due to insider actions.

“Given the highly dynamic nature of today’s networks and computing
environments and the velocity of new threats and exploits, it is
imperative to continually assess and validate the organization’s ability
to protect data and critical resources,” said Patrick Daly, Analyst at
451 Research. “At the same time, organizations grapple with a shortage
of security professionals that have the time and expertise to conduct
complete assessments. A combination of data breach emulation and
dedicated deployment and operational support provides proactive security
assessments on a continuous basis.”

Spirent will demonstrate the new CyberFlood Data Breach Assessment
package in a multi-zone network environment at booth 6279 of the North
Hall in San Francisco’s Moscone Conference Center during RSA 2019 in San
Francisco, March 4-8.

More information about Spirent’s CyberFlood Data Breach Assessment
solution is available here.

About Spirent Communications

Spirent Communications plc (LSE: SPT) offers test, measurement,
analytics and assurance solutions for next-generation devices and
networks. The company provides products, services and information for
high-speed Ethernet, positioning and mobile network infrastructure
markets, with expanding focus on service assurance, cybersecurity and
5G. Spirent is accelerating the transition of connected devices, network
equipment and applications from development labs to the operational
network, as it continues to innovate toward fully-automated testing and
autonomous service assurance solutions. For more information, please
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Contacts

Media:
Americas:
Patrick Corman
Corman
Communications LLC
T: +1-650-465-5973
patrick@cormancom.com

Asia Pacific: Janet Peng
Spirent Communications
T: +86
(10) 823 30055 (x160)
janet.peng@spirent.com

Europe:
Mark Price
Spirent Communications
T:
+44-7725-724834
mark.price@spirent.com

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