Dynamic, Black Box Testing on the Hands Free Protocol (HFP)
beSTORM is the most efficient, enterprise ready and automated dynamic testing tool for testing the security of any application or product that uses the Hands Free Protocol (HFP)
The mobile phone side of an HFP link is Audio Gateway or HFP Server. The automobile side of HFP link is Car Kit or HFP Client. Currently in version 1.7, this is commonly used to allow car hands-free kits to communicate with mobile phones in the car.
Most Bluetooth headsets implement both Hands-Free Profile and Headset Profile, because of the extra features in HFP for use with a mobile phone, such as last number redial, call waiting and voice dialing.
It commonly uses Synchronous Connection Oriented link (SCO) to carry a monaural audio channel with continuously variable slope delta modulation or pulse-code modulation, and with logarithmic a-law or μ-law quantization. Version 1.6 adds optional support for wide band speech with the mSBC codec, a 16 kHz monaural configuration of the SBC codec mandated by the A2DP profile. Version 1.7 adds indicator support to report such things as headset battery level.
beSTORM specializes in testing the reliability of any hardware or software that uses this transport protocol as well as ensuring the function and security of its implementation.
By intelligently testing up to billions of combinations of dynamically generated input, beSTORM ensures the security and reliability of your products prior to deployment. It is also used around the world by government and industry certification centers to ensure that products are secure before purchase and deployment.
Unlike static testing tools, beSTORM does not require source code and can therefore be used to test extremely complicated products with a large code base. In comparison static source code testing tools must have access to the source code and testing very large code bases can be problematic. beSTORM also reduces the number of false positives by reporting only actual successful attacks.
beSTORM uses an approach known as Smart Fuzzing, which prioritizes the use of attacks that would likely yield the highest probably of product failure. These methods of testing are unique compared to older generation tools that use a fixed number of attack signatures to locate known vulnerabilities in products.
In addition, beSTORM can also be used to test proprietary protocols and specifications (textual or binary) via its Auto Learn feature. This results in a full featured, versatile, and efficient tool that can help your QA team ensure the reliability and security of your software development project.