Dynamic, Black Box Testing on PROFINET PTCP (Precision Time Control Protocol)

beSTORM is the most efficient, enterprise ready and automated dynamic testing tool for testing the security of any application or product that uses the PROFINET PTCP (Precision Time Control Protocol).

The Precision Time Protocol (PTP) is a protocol used to synchronize clocks throughout a computer network. On a local area network, it achieves clock accuracy in the sub-microsecond range, making it suitable for measurement and control systems.

PTP was originally defined in the IEEE 1588-2002 standard, officially entitled “Standard for a Precision Clock Synchronization Protocol for Networked Measurement and Control Systems” and published in 2002. In 2008, IEEE 1588-2008 was released as a revised standard; also known as PTP Version 2, it improves accuracy, precision and robustness but is not backward compatible with the original 2002 version.

“IEEE 1588 is designed to fill a niche not well served by either of the two dominant protocols, NTP and GPS. IEEE 1588 is designed for local systems requiring accuracies beyond those attainable using NTP. It is also designed for applications that cannot bear the cost of a GPS receiver at each node, or for which GPS signals are inaccessible.”

beSTORM specializes in testing the reliability of any hardware or software that uses this diagnostic tool 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.