CORE IMPACT Pro Gains Official Endorsement from Leading IT Security & Penetration Testing <br>Training Specialists

CORE IMPACT Pro Gains Official Endorsement from Leading IT Security & Penetration Testing
Training Specialists

Professional Trainers Laud Depth and Flexibility of IMPACT Pro

in Conducting and Instructing Ethical Hacking,

Computer Forensics and Security Analysis 

BOSTON, MA – April 21, 2010 - Core Security Technologies, provider of the CORE IMPACT family of comprehensive enterprise security testing solutions, today announced that CORE IMPACT Pro has been named as the first penetration testing solution officially recognized by IT security certification provider EC-Council under its Endorsed Partner Program.

EC-Council officials said that they specifically chose to endorse IMPACT Pro based on the product’s ability to exploit vulnerabilities located across a broad set of assets – including networks, endpoints, email-users, web applications and wireless infrastructure – just as today’s attackers attempt to.

Gaining recognition as an EC-Council Endorsed Partner builds on the training company’s use of IMPACT Pro as a teaching tool throughout many of its courses, most specifically its Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), Computer Hacking Forensics Investigator (CHFI) and Certified Security Analyst (ECSA)/Licensed Penetration Tester (LPT) programs, which are recognized by a wide range of private and government organizations worldwide.

As part of the announcement, EC-Council re-emphasized its belief that working to identify exploitable vulnerabilities, understand their ramifications and aid remediation efforts through penetration testing remains one of the most effective way to isolate and address critical points of risk.

“It’s vital to the improvement of the worldwide cyber-security environment that organizations such as EC-Council continue to train the professional testers and auditors of tomorrow using the best available techniques and methodologies, so we’re very proud that they’ve chosen to endorse the IMPACT Pro,” said Mark Hatton, CEO of Core Security. “Arming these future practitioners with the knowledge that automation can lend speed and consistency to their work, allowing them to complete more far-reaching assessments in shorter timeframes, will truly benefit the many different types of organizations that EC-Council’s students represent.”

Officials with EC-Council said that they chose to endorse IMPACT Pro driven by the product’s high-quality functionality, competitive pricing and ease-of-use, as well as based on Core Security’s “established, reputable and proven track record.”

“CORE IMPACT Pro allows you to test your security posture across a broad range of threat vectors to pinpoint severe vulnerabilities and policy gaps, helping you to safely reveal complex paths of attack using the same tactics employed by sophisticated cybercriminals seeking access to critical backend data,” said Jay Bavisi, co-founder and president of EC-Council. “We are committed to equip security professionals with the skill sets required, and there is a need for today’s organizations to carry out more frequent penetration testing to proactively expose vulnerabilities, assess risks, and validate the effectiveness of security defenses.”

About Core Security Technologies

Core Security Technologies provides IT security executives with comprehensive security testing and measurement of their IT assets by adding real-world actionable intelligence and verification to their IT security management efforts. Our software products build on over a decade of trusted research and leading-edge threat expertise from the company’s Security Consulting Services, CoreLabs and Engineering groups. Core Security Technologies can be reached at 617-399-6980 or on the Web at:

About EC-Council

The International Council of E-Commerce Consultants (EC-Council) is a member-based organization that certifies individuals in cyber security and e-commerce skills. It is the owner and developer of 16 security certifications, including Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), Computer Hacking Forensics Investigator (CHFI) and EC-Council Certified Security Analyst (ECSA)/License Penetration Tester (LPT). Its certificate programs are offered in over 60 countries around the world.

EC-Council has trained over 80,000 individuals and certified more than 30,000 members, through more than 450 training partners globally. These certifications are recognized worldwide and have received endorsements from various government agencies including the U.S. federal government via the Montgomery GI Bill, Department of Defense via DoD 8570.01-M, National Security Agency (NSA) and the Committee on National Security Systems (CNSS).

EC-Council also operates EC-Council University and the global series of Hacker Halted security conferences. The global organization is headquartered in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

For more information about EC-Council, visit the website:, or contact Leonard Chin, Director of Marketing:


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