LONDON, November 24 /PRNewswire/ -- The Frost Sullivan '2009 World Security Test Equipment Technology Leadership of the Year Award' is presented to Codenomicon Ltd., one of the leading companies in the product security test market, for its proactive test solutions for new technologies.


Codenomicon's trademarked DEFENSICS(TM) test platform demonstrates a high degree of innovation. By incorporating the latest technology trends and research into its intelligent fuzzing techniques, DEFENSICS(TM) fulfils the changing testing needs of network equipment manufacturers, network operators and enterprises. While, traditional security testing has been overwhelmed by the fast adoption rate of new technologies, fuzzing has proven itself as an easily adaptable testing technique.

The company recently launched an updated version of the platform, DEFENSICS 3.0, which can be used across different technologies, like 4G/LTE, Metro Ethernet, FCoE, WiMAX and XML, among others, comments Frost Sullivan Research Analyst Srihari Padmanabhan. Other recent releases include a general purpose traffic capture fuzzer, which is a very practical and cost-effective tool for testing proprietary protocols when model based tests are not available.

The fundamental challenges in robustness testing are the infinite number of potential vulnerabilities and the difficulty of reaching the deeper protocol layers. The DEFENSICS(TM) Attack Simulation Engine is the industry's first state-aware test case generator. It utilizes deep protocol models to intelligently target protocol areas most susceptible to vulnerabilities even in deeper protocol layers with high accuracy, while maintaining broad coverage through automatic test generation.

DEFENSICS(TM) solutions achieve remarkable efficiency in discovering both known and unknown bugs, notes Padmanabhan. It offers off-shelf testing tools for over 150 protocols and file formats with thousands of pre-built test cases, and thus enables companies to quickly and easily expand their test coverage.

As a software-only solution DEFENSICS(TM) is easy to integrate into existing software development processes, and the online test material can be shared within organizations facilitating test reproduction and also providing powerful and cost-effective tools for compliance testing.

Codenomicon's product range is constantly expanding. DEFENSICS for XML is a straightforward tool for testing XML enabled applications, such as communication technologies using VoIP, SOAP, web applications and industrial automation. Codenomicon DEFENSICS(TM) testing solutions now also cover emerging 4G technologies, such as LTE and WiMAX, helping customers harden their next generation telecom systems before deployment. DEFENSICS(TM) for 4G/LTE provides unique value by supporting core LTE protocols, such as GTP and Diameter. It also assures the security and robustness of underlying protocol layers, like IPv6, Mobile IP, UDP and SCTP.

As Codenomicon continues to expand its solutions across various platforms and technologies, it is likely that the company will maintain its leadership in protocol fuzzing technology in the future, remarks Padmanabhan. He concludes: In addition to helping its customers identify and fix flaws in their solutions, Codenomicon also devotes both time and resources to repairing open-source libraries with its DEFENSICS(TM) fuzzers.

The Frost Sullivan Technology Leadership of the Year Award is bestowed each year upon the company that has demonstrated excellence in technology leadership within their industry. The recipient company has demonstrated technology leadership by excelling in all stages of the technology life cycle-incubation, adaptation, take-up, and maturity-to ensure a continuous flow of improvements. By innovating leading-edge concepts, the company has pioneered client applications.

Frost Sullivan Best Practices Awards recognise companies in a variety of regional and global markets for demonstrating outstanding achievement and superior performance in areas such as leadership, technological innovation, customer service, and strategic product development. Industry analysts compare market participants and measure performance through in-depth interviews, analysis, and extensive secondary research in order to identify best practices in the industry.

About Codenomicon

Codenomicon develops security and quality testing software, which allows users to quickly find and identify both known and previously unknown flaws before business-critical products or services are deployed. Their unique, targeted approach to the fuzz testing of networked and mobile applications exposes more flaws and weaknesses than any other testing platform or methodology. Companies rely on Codenomicon's solutions to mitigate threats, like Denial of Service (DoS) situations and Zero Day Attacks, which could increase liability, damage business reputation and cripple sales. For more information, visit

Codenomicon Contact: Ari Takanen - Chief Technology Officer Phone: +358-40-506-7678

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