Performance of Backbone's Gigabit Steganography Detection Appliance Validated

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FAIRMONT, W.Va., Sept. 8, 2011 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Backbone Security is pleased to announce the results of performance testing on the 1Gbps 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 1Gbps 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 be detected in inbound network traffic with signatures detected in outbound network traffic.

For a wide variety of test conditions, including those with a sustained line rate of 1Gbps 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 ( or send email to .

About the SARC:

The SARC was established to create and maintain a national repository of digital steganography applications, fingerprints, and signatures that can be used during forensic examination of seized digital storage media or when monitoring network traffic for malicious insider behavior. The SARC has created the world's largest database exclusive to digital steganography applications for use in their state-of-the-art steganography detection tools.

About Backbone Security:

Backbone is also a Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS) Approved Scanning Vendor (ASV) that conducts automated PCI-DSS compliance assessments with their industry leading One-Stop PCI Scan service. Backbone also provides real-time intrusion monitoring, vulnerability assessment, penetration testing, and business continuity and disaster recovery planning services.

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