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RE: Pen Testing Tippingpoint
From: "Michael Scheidell" <scheidell () secnap net>
Date: Sun, 10 Jun 2007 08:44:16 -0400

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Sent: Saturday, June 09, 2007 7:48 PM
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Subject: Pen Testing Tippingpoint


I am planning on pen testing a Tippingpoint appliance, I 
think it's a 200e, I'm looking for some suggestions on what 
to use to pen test this thing. I haven't found a Nessus plug 
in to help test this appliance, I'd bet there is one out 
there somewhere.

Any information to help me test/penetrate Tippingpoint would 
be very helpful, I'd like to make sure we test this thing 
well before we shell out that kind of dough.

Generally speaking, it has been a good device (I am a competitor, not a
At $13K to $15K, its not such a bad purchase, if you are looking for an
IPS, and is peanuts to the cost of the people you want to watch it 24/7.
(the 4 or 5 people it takes to watch it 24/7 cost you, what?)

I seriously doubt you can hack it, or DOS it from the outside.
MAYBE, just MAYBE, you can find something to do to the internal
management interface, but that is unlikely also.

Just get some IPS testing software (most of it written by
3com/tippingpoint) and see if it suffers any delays or packet losses in
your environment.

If you find a problem, you could always send it to ZDI and they will pay
you for it ;-) (ZDI owned by Tippingpoint/3com)

Michael Scheidell, CTO
SECNAP Network Security Corporation
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