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Fight Network Security Evasion Via Wider Testing, Refined Monitoring and Vigilant Patching

Published: 23 January 2014

ID: G00259689

Analyst(s): Claudio Neiva


Advanced evasion techniques can circumvent defenses to exploit vulnerabilities without detection. When upgrading or replacing network security platforms, CISOs must consider evasion capabilities a mandatory requirement, and budget for a defense in-depth approach that includes skilled security teams.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Gain a Deeper Understanding of a Wide Variety of Evasion Techniques, and Add Them to Risk Assessments
    • Advanced Evasion Techniques Used Against NGFWs and NGIPSs
    • Sandbox Evasion Techniques
  • Be Vigilant With Patching Processes
  • Plan and Budget for Advanced Security Training for Existing Staff, in Order to Take Full Advantage of Anti-Evasion Features
  • Appendix
    • Examples of Insertion and Evasion Techniques

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