Performance of Gigabit Steganography Detection Appliance Validated

FAIRMONT, WV - Backbone Security is pleased to announce the results of performance testing on the 1 Gbps version of Backbone’s Steganography Analyzer Real-Time Scanner (StegAlyzerRTS) appliance conducted by a faculty-led team from Rochester Institute of Technology’s Kate Gleason College of Engineering.

The testing was designed and conducted to determine the ability of StegAlyzerRTS to detect artifacts and/or signatures of steganography applications within network traffic at a fixed line rate of 1 Gbps and varying levels of activity measured as the number of concurrent sessions per second.

Artifacts are files associated with the steganography applications. Detecting an artifact of a steganography application would be an indication the trusted insider who downloaded the application is planning to use it for nefarious purposes such as stealing sensitive information.

Signatures of steganography applications are specific byte patterns left in a carrier file as a byproduct of embedding information in, or appending information to the carrier file. Detecting a signature of a steganography application is an indication the trusted insider used the application to hide sensitive information.

Artifacts would typically be detected in inbound network traffic with signatures typically detected in outbound network traffic.

For a wide variety of test conditions, including those with a sustained line rate of 1 Gbps and a network load of 8,000 concurrent sessions per second, the StegAlyzerRTS consistently detected 100% of the artifacts presented to it.

“Based on this testing by RIT, we believe our enterprise class customers can be assured our one-of-a-kind real-time steganography detection appliance will handle the traffic on their gigabit networks,” said Bart Guerreri, Founder, Chairman, and CEO of Backbone Security.

For additional information about Backbone’s digital steganography detection and hidden information extraction tools, please visit the SARC web site at http://www.sarc-wv.com/ or send email to sarc@backbonesecurity.com.

About the SARC - The SARC is a Center of Excellence in digital steganography research and development within Backbone Security. The SARC has established the worlds largest commercially available repository of digital steganography applications, fingerprints, and signatures and has developed industry leading computer forensics and network security steganalysis tools for detecting and extracting information hidden with digital steganography applications.

About Backbone Security - In addition to the world class digital steganography research and development conducted in the SARC, Backbone is an Approved Scanning Vender (ASV) certified by the Payment Card Industry-(PCI) Security Standards Council to conduct automated PCI Data Security Standard compliance assessments with a One-Stop Scanning Solution.