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RE: network policy checking
From: "Erin Carroll" <amoeba () amoebazone com>
Date: Thu, 27 Mar 2008 21:18:17 -0700

You may want to look into products from Red Seal, Skybox or other
network-specific compliance analysis tools for your purposes. While Nessus
et al suggested by others would possibly alert you to potential weaknesses
in your network, they would have no bearing on your policies, router
configs, etc.


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-----Original Message-----
From: listbounce () securityfocus com [mailto:listbounce () securityfocus com] On
Behalf Of Sony C
Sent: Thursday, March 27, 2008 8:46 PM
To: Todd Haverkos
Cc: pen-test () securityfocus com
Subject: Re: network policy checking

Todd,

My primary area of interest is to see if the network I am assessing meets
certain best practices, for eg: all the CISCO routers have a certain QOS, or
IPSec/GRE tunnels are supported, etc.
Hope this clarifies things a bit?

Regards,
SC.


----- Original Message ----
From: Todd Haverkos <fsbo () haverkos com>
To: Sony C <raagamuffin () yahoo com>
Cc: pen-test () securityfocus com
Sent: Thursday, March 27, 2008 10:29:57 PM
Subject: Re: network policy checking

Sony C <raagamuffin () yahoo com> writes:

Hello fellow pen-testers,

I am looking for tools that perform network policy checking. Specifically,
tools that allow the user to define a policy and then test the network
elements to see if they adhere to this policy. As one might guess, this can
be accomplished either via config file checking (passive) or actual network
testing (active, via SNMP etc). 
I am interested in both flavors, if they are available. These tools can be
commercial or open-source/free/shareware. 
While it is a broad requirement, this hypothetical tool will primarily be
looking at routers, firewalls, etc. 

Thank you in advance for sharing your thoughts.

Hi Sony, 

Could you give some examples of specific routers and firewalls you're
looking to check, and what an example "network policy" issues you're
interested in?  It might help focus down some of the recommendations.







 
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