CORE IMPACT Earns Perfect Score in SC Magazine Product Review


Automated Penetration Testing Tool Named First "Lab Approved" Product by Leading Security Publication

BOSTON - January 16, 2007 - Core Security Technologies, provider of CORE IMPACT, the first-to-market penetration testing product for assessing specific information security risks, today announced that CORE IMPACT earned a perfect score and received one of the first “Lab Approved” awards from SC Magazine. In its group test of vulnerability assessment products published in the January 2007 issue, SC Magazine recognized CORE IMPACT for its “comprehensive capability in a production environment, performance and ease of use.”

The SC Magazine “Lab Approved” distinction is awarded to extraordinary products that fit into the SC Lab environment, and which will be used in its test bench for the coming year. CORE IMPACT received a perfect five (out of five) stars across all categories of the evaluation, which included Features, Ease of Use, Performance, Documentation and Value for Money.

According to the review, “Penetration tools tend to be designed for very skilled users. They often run from command lines and run individual exploits only. While this is adequate for a research laboratory, for production testing of large networks speed, accuracy and repeatability are critical. This is where CORE IMPACT shines.”

“This recognition by SC Magazine, one of the most highly regarded security industry publications and testing labs, provides exceptional validation of both the value of our automated penetration testing product and the efforts of our engineering, R&D and support teams,” said Max Caceres, director of product management, Core Security Technologies. “We look forward to raising the bar for penetration testing in the coming year and providing enterprises with the tools they need to stay a step ahead of emerging attack techniques.”

This latest industry accolade joins the growing list of honors that CORE IMPACT received during the past year, including top honors in the eWeek Excellence Awards for Best Vulnerability Assessment & Remediation Solution, SC Magazine Reader Trust Award for Best Security Audit Product, the Info Security Products Guide “Hot Companies” 2006 Award and the company’s recognition by leading analyst firm Gartner as a “Cool Vendor in Security and Privacy.”

For the complete review, please visit or purchase the January 2007 issue of SC Magazine.


CORE IMPACT is the first automated, comprehensive penetration testing product for assessing specific information security threats to an organization. By safely, efficiently and quickly identifying how vulnerable assets can be breached, CORE IMPACT gives security professionals the information they need to help them better secure their network. CORE IMPACT, which is now used by more than 375 organizations worldwide, enables network administrators to identify what resources are exposed and determine if their current security investments are successfully detecting and preventing attacks. With its flexible reporting tools, CORE IMPACT makes it easy to share penetration testing results with auditors to help satisfy compliance requirements.

About SC Magazine

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About Core Security Technologies

Core Security Technologies develops strategic solutions that help security-conscious organizations worldwide develop and maintain a proactive process for securing their networks. The company’s flagship product, CORE IMPACT, is the first automated penetration testing product for assessing specific information security threats to an organization. Penetration testing evaluates overall network security and identifies what resources are exposed. It enables organizations to determine if current security investments are detecting and preventing attacks. Core augments its leading technology solution with world-class security consulting services, including penetration testing, software security auditing and related training. Based in Boston, MA and Buenos Aires, Argentina, Core Security Technologies can be reached at 617-399-6980 or on the Web at


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