Tips for Securely Implementing Evasion Prevention

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The vulnerability to AET infiltration is not simply a theory. Organizations have taken note of the tremendous risk AETs pose and have run their own series of tests through their own products as well as through other security devices. In a Stonesoft test running 124 randomly selected AETs through the leading devices, the devices largely failed to detect AETs, with the results reported through the CERT-FI vulnerability coordination process flow. Furthermore, ISACA reported on the AET testing results of leading firewalls, IDS and IPS systems and deemed some security appliances’ performance “downright useless when faced with these new style crafted threats.” Results from intrusion attempts running 104 AETs reported 34 successful intrusions, compared to 17 blocked attempts.

One of the most worrisome and potentially crippling threats to next-generation infrastructures is Advanced Evasion Techniques (AETs), which are being used more and more by cyber criminals because AETs leave no trace to current management and monitoring systems, logs or reports – leaving the devices blind and creating an illusion of continued security. Since their discovery, many companies have not taken the proper security measures to effectively thwart AETs. Still, the threat posed by AETs is real and there are steps that must be taken to protect your environment. This slideshow features nine tips, provided by Stonesoft, to help you secure against AETs.


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