New HoneyPoint add-on helps fight sniffer attacks

MSI announced a new add-on tool for HoneyPoint Security Server that is designed to help organizations fight the threat of sniffers that might be in use on their networks.

Dubbed HoneyBees, these special pieces of code are configured to work with deployed HoneyPoints and send simulated sessions to the HoneyPoints at intervals. These pseudo-sessions contain false credentials that appear to be real to sniffing software, especially attack tools and malware that may have infiltrated network defenses. When attackers try to use these captured credentials to authenticate to the HoneyPoint, they are immediately identified and the security administrator is notified.

Brent Huston, CEO of MicroSolved explained:

Given the recent events with data compromises stemming from sniffer-based attacks, we thought it was time to give organizations a new tool to help fight this threat. Detecting sniffers can be pretty tough in a complex network environment with traditional methods, but our approach is an easy, low resource, effective way to help level the playing field. By adding HoneyBees to the power of HoneyPoint Security Server, we continue to erode the ability for attackers to believe what they see. Our aim has been, since the introduction of HoneyPoint, to introduce additional risk into the attacker’s perspective. We want to make each and every step that they take to steal data more dangerous for them in terms of getting caught.

HoneyBees will be available beginning in April and will be licensed separately. Existing HoneyPoint Security Server users (prior to the end of April) will receive three free HoneyBees to compliment their existing deployments.

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