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Intrusion Prevention Systems fail to spot AET attacks, University study finds

John E Dunn | April 29, 2013
Many big-brand Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPS) consistently fail to block attacks that target vulnerabilities in web-based applications using Advanced Evasion Techniques (AETs), a University of Glamorgan study has found.

Because no single vendor achieved a perfect score, it is also a good idea to use more than one system, Blyth suggested. Perhaps organisatons would also be wise to look for alternatives.

"We hope to repeat the test in two years and note any improvement," he said. The University planned to work with affected vendors to address the issues it had uncovered.

 

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