Evaluating intrusion prevention systems with evasions
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Intrusion prevention systems have become a common security measure in the past 20 years. Their promise is the possibility to prevent known attacks against vulnerable, unpatched devices inside enterprise networks. However, evasion techniques that enable the attacker to evade the eye of the intrusion prevention system are a potential problem for this capability. These techniques take advantage of the robustness principle that has guided designers to create systems that will try to recreate protocol content from any input they receive. In this work, we evaluated the effectiveness of 35 well-known evasions against 9 commercial and 1 free, state-of-the-art, intrusion prevention systems. We conducted 4 experiments with one million attacks against each device. Each system lets a significant amount (0.1%-45%) of attacks pass through unrecognized. Our results show that most existing intrusion prevention systems are vulnerable against evasions.
|Number of pages||15|
|Journal||International Journal of Communication Systems|
|Publication status||Published - Nov 2017|
|MoE publication type||A1 Journal article-refereed|
- AET, Evasion, Intrusion prevention systems, IPS, Network security