Endace highlights limits of current Intrusion Detection and Intrusion Prevention Solutions with the Capture Replay Challenge

Free evaluations pinpoint vulnerabilities missed by IT security systems as traffic speeds and volumes increase

Auckland, New Zealand, February 8, 2010 — Endace, a provider of security and IT solutions based on high speed network packet capture technology, today announced it is offering free health checks for Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS) and Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPS) to help companies understand the level of protection they are not getting from their current security systems.

Concurrent with the launch of a new website and a marketing campaign touting the need for network security systems that can reliably capture and analyze 100 percent of network traffic at any speed, Endace has introduced the “Capture Replay Challenge,” a free test that helps organizations pinpoint the IT security vulnerabilities that are being missed by their current systems as a result of “dropped” or lost packets.

Companies signing up for the Capture Replay Challenge will have their own traffic captured (using Endace hardware) and played back through their existing IDS or IPS solutions at varying speeds. As the speed of replay is increased — from one gigabit per second (Gb/s) right up to 40Gb/s — the test illustrates how traditional packet capture-based security solutions start to miss packets. The Capture Replay Challenge then details what vulnerabilities were missed as a result.

“Endace’s technology is unique in that it gives organizations the power to see all on any network interface at any speed up to 40Gb/s. This serves as the foundation of an IDS solution that does not miss traffic and thus provides a much greater level of security,” said Mike Riley, chief executive officer at Endace. “What we will prove in the coming months is that our packet capture technology is the secret sauce to a much more effective, forward-thinking approach to network security. By not missing packets, we can incorporate a number of features that capitalise on Endace’s unique network monitoring foundation.”

The Capture Replay Challenge is named for the Capture Replay capability of Endace’s Probes, which enables the capture and playback of real-world network traffic at increased speeds. More information on how Endace’s network monitoring and packet-capture technologies are enhancing IDS and IPS can be found on the new Endace website: www.endace.com.

The Capture Replay Challenge is available to any company with an installed IDS or IPS solution. The performance review is a free of charge, no-obligation evaluation. Certain restrictions do apply. For more information, security and network operations professionals should contact Endace at enquiries@endace.com.