Core Security Delivers IMPACT PRO 7.6 - Helping Companies Achieve Maximum Return on Security Spending

CORE SECURITY delivers impact pro 7.6 – helping companies achieve maximum return on security spending

Comprehensive Security Testing Represents Unique Opportunity for Enterprises to Manage Risk, Gauge ROI of Existing Defenses and Validate Future IT Spending

BOSTON, MA - Oct. 8, 2008 - Core Security Technologies today announced a significant milestone, delivering version 7.6 of its flagship product, CORE IMPACT Pro, which enables enterprises to rapidly assess their information security posture and validate the effectiveness of their existing defenses, helping them to strategize future security investments.

Enterprises are carefully weighing their future IT spending plans and seeking to validate the efficacy of their defensive systems. By engaging in more frequent and proactive testing of vulnerabilities across networks, endpoints and web applications, organizations of every kind will be able to make smarter decisions about the technologies needed to protect their critical operations and electronic data.

With the latest installment of CORE IMPACT Pro, Core Security has continued to expand the scope of its most comprehensive security testing software solution, adding support for IPv6 infrastructure and extending the product’s powerful web application testing capabilities. This release also includes a large number of newly developed, commercial-grade exploits.

“We’re extremely proud of the evolution of IMPACT Pro in terms of its ability to provide customers with the actionable data they need to eliminate vulnerabilities, prioritize remediation efforts and better manage risk,” said Mark Hatton, CEO of Core Security Technologies. “At the same time, we see that comprehensive security testing has become even more relevant as enterprises are compelled to validate IT spending and determine where to focus their efforts as they seek to remain vigilant in a budget-constrained economic environment.”

Maintaining Leadership: Introducing CORE IMPACT Pro v7.6

Continuing as the most comprehensive, real-world security testing package on the market today, and leveraging the industry’s only commercial-grade capability to analyze and measure exploitable risks across a broad range of platforms and potential threat vectors, CORE IMPACT Pro v7.6 offers enhancements including:

  • IPv6 network support for organizations required to meet the June 30, 2008 deadline to have an IPv6-capable backbone.
  • A new Module Wizard that guides users through the process of creating templates for launching their own customized exploit modules.
  • Added support for the use of Pro’s open Python debugging tools to make the creation of complex custom modules easier and more efficient.

Other significant enhancements in v7.6 address the product’s web application testing capabilities including:

  • Detection of additional critical vulnerabilities that make possible the take-over of underlying server operating systems.
  • Improved management and presentation of discovered vulnerabilities for more efficient and thorough testing.
  • Improved cookie handling for easier testing of web applications that involve user authentication.

Hands-on Security ROI: A Major Benefit of Comprehensive Vulnerability Testing

Using CORE IMPACT Pro to test the effectiveness of security defensive mechanisms, including IDS/IPS, anti-virus, user authentication and firewall technologies, among others, allows organizations to understand exactly where their security systems are working and where they still have significant exposures. As companies assess the current economic environment and consider the looming potential for IT budgets to be reduced, comprehensive security testing represents a powerful opportunity to help drive future planning and spending.

Existing CORE IMPACT Pro users have already gone on the record regarding the solution’s ability to help them more actively evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of their deployed defenses and decide how they will dispense their security budgets down the road.

About Core Security Technologies

Core Security Technologies is the leader in comprehensive security testing software solutions that IT executives rely on to expose vulnerabilities, measure operational risk and assure security effectiveness. The company’s CORE IMPACT product family offers a comprehensive approach to assessing the security of network systems, endpoint systems, email users and web applications against complex threats. All CORE IMPACT security testing solutions are backed by trusted vulnerability research and leading-edge threat expertise from the company’s Security Consulting Services, CoreLabs and Engineering groups. Based in Boston, MA and Buenos Aires, Argentina, Core Security Technologies can be reached at 617-399-6980 or on the Web at


Tim Whitman or Justin Drake

Schwartz Communications

(781) 684-0770

Wed, October 08