Core Security Technologies Releases CORE IMPACT Version 3.2

Core Security Technologies Releases CORE IMPACT Version 3.2

First-To-Market Penetration Testing Product Easily and Efficiently Allows Users
to Assess Specific Information Security Risks

BOSTON, MA: July 29, 2003 – Core Security Technologies, providing the first-to-market penetration testing product for assessing specific information security risks, today announced the release of CORE IMPACT Version 3.2. Penetration testing with CORE IMPACT relates an accurate and comprehensive view of an information security stance as it evaluates a network, exploiting vulnerabilities to determine precisely what information is at risk. CORE IMPACT makes it easy, efficient and cost-effective for a network engineer, administrator, security professional to perform penetration tests. With just a point and click, CORE IMPACT enables a user to actively exploit vulnerabilities within a network, replicating the kinds of access an intruder could achieve.

CORE IMPACT Version 3.2 includes a variety of enhancements including GUI improvements, augmented reporting, updated modules and exploits. Additionally, CORE IMPACT Version 3.2 features a new set of information gathering modules, including Nmap Operating System (OS) fingerprinting, which is widely recognized as the best OS fingerprinting technology available today. “Our customers have asked us for a more powerful method of OS detection. By integrating Nmap, we are able to provide them a great OS detection technology to complement IMPACT,” said Max Caceres, Product Manager for IMPACT. “CORE IMPACT is the only product available today that meets the unique security requirements of companies who must test the real risk to their electronic information assets.”

Identify threats to your organization with CORE IMPACT:
· First product that allows organizations to safely use actual attacker methodologies in real-world attack scenarios
· Conduct all testing procedures methodically in one visual software package
· Compromise systems where vulnerabilities are found
· Advance from machine to machine, exploiting vulnerabilities and subsequent vulnerabilities that emerge from network
· Report precisely where a network could be penetrated, the associated security risks and provide the information
necessary to take immediate corrective action

Additional CORE IMPACT Version 3.2 Features and Benefits

CORE IMPACT is designed to replace expensive, inconsistent manual penetration testing with a professional, state-of-the-art automated penetration testing product. CORE IMPACT goes beyond vulnerability scanners by enabling real-world attacks on IT assets and presenting analysis of information security risks in one comprehensive application. CORE IMPACT is the only penetration testing product for IT personnel who must efficiently assesses the specific threats to their organization. In version 3.2 of IMPACT users will find new and updated:

Exploits, Modules and Kernel: For detailed information on these specifics please go to the CORELabs Research page.

GUI Drag and Drop Local Modules: Users are now able to drag and drop local modules over agents. Those modules can then be run with that agent set as the source.

History and Findings Reports: IMPACT now generates, with the executed tasks, easier to use graphics. Additionally, every vulnerability that is successfully exploited is linked to a corresponding CVE number.

Availability: CORE IMPACT 3.2 is available immediately.

About Core Security Technologies

Core Security Technologies develops strategic security solutions for Fortune 1000 corporations, government agencies and military organizations. The company offers information security software and services designed to help customers easily and efficiently assess their specific information security risks. The company’s penetration testing software products are complimented by consulting services that include penetration testing, software security auditing, and related training. Headquartered in Boston, MA, Core Security Technologies can be reached at 617-399-6980 or on the Web at

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