Open source tool to test the resiliency of modern data centers against attack
Open Source tool to test the
resiliency of modern data
centers against attack
How Resilient is Your Data Center to Advanced Threats?
With data center breaches in the headlines on a daily basis, ensuring the security and resiliency of your most important assets has never been a higher priority. And the first step in any advanced protection program is to identify potential risk to targeted attacks.
To help security professionals better test and assess potential vulnerabilities in their systems, GuardiCore has developed a new open source tool, called the Infection Monkey, that allows pen testers and other security assessment pros to test their data center systems for potential security risks. The Infection Monkey is a free, modern tool that helps verify the effectiveness of security deployments and shed light on the weaker parts of the security chain.
The Infection Monkey is a free cyber security testing tool that assesses the resiliency of modern data centers against attack. It is self-propagating and able to identify and visualize the path of least resistance in the data center network. It was developed by GuardiCore’s security research team and is designed to be 100 percent safe, with no reconnaissance or propagation features that can impact server or network stability.
How It Works
The Infection Monkey spins up an infected virtual machine inside random parts of the data center, testing for potential weaknesses in security controls. Any successful lateral movement made by the Infection Monkey is an indication of a security failure that should be fixed.
It scans the network checking for open ports and fingerprints machines using multiple network protocols. After detecting accessible machines, it attempts to attack every single machine using a variety of methods, including intelligent password guessing and safe exploits.
The Infection Monkey then provides detailed information about the specific vulnerability abused and the effect vulnerable segments can have on the entire network, giving security teams the insights they need to make informed decisions and enforce tighter security policies.
The Infection Monkey visualizes the attack path and where it spreads, proving immediate visibility into vulnerable segments on the network.
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