SNMP Testing Tool

beSTORM is the most efficient, enterprise ready and automated dynamic testing tool for testing the security of any application or product that uses the Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) (v1, v2 and v3 with/without MD5, SHA and DES).

Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) is an application layer protocol, It allows servers to share information about their current state, and also a means for an administrator to modify pre-defined values. Although SNMP is very simple protocol, the implementation structure can be very complex. There are several versions of SNMP, SNMP v1 is the most widely used version. It is the de facto network management protocol for the Internet. However, SNMPv1 has multiple security flaws such as plain text authentication. Version 2.0 of SNMP revises version 1.0 and includes several improvements in performance, security, confidentiality, and communication. The security model in version 2.0 was seen as too complex. To address this issue, two spinoffs were created: SNMPv2c – introduced a community based authentication model which was essentially the same as SNMPv1 with some enhancements. SNMPv2u – introduced a user based security model allowing per user authentication settings. SNMPv3 adds enhancements to security and remote configuration. Version 3 adds strong authentication and data encryption to the security framework of the protocol. SNMPv1 offered only a plain-text authentication. The security model in SNMPv2 was seen as too complex and therefore replaced with the two different versions of the protocol: SNMPv2c and SNMPv2u. SNMPv2c essentially restored the security model used in SNMPv1 and emerged as the most popular SNMP version. Therefore, the security in both SNMP1.0 and SNMPv2.0 meant nothing more than plain text authentication. SNMPv3 introduces important security features such as confidentiality, integrity, and authentication.

beSTORM specializes in testing the reliability of any hardware or software that uses this application layer 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.