How Strong is Your Malware Testing?

by Spirent

May 20, 2014

Download Malware is a large and growing problem - with an estimated 32% of computers worldwide infected in 2012. Worryingly, many of those infected computers would have been on networks protected by anti-Malware security measures.

Malware, which is short for malicious software, covers a broad category of hostile software. It is used to disrupt computer operation, gather sensitive information or gain access to private computer systems. Although advanced security systems can detect and prevent malware, they must be carefully tested and validated to ensure they are working properly.

This paper describes how security system testing requires a thorough methodology such as PASS (performance, availability, security and scale). PASS testing is carried out during normal business operation, under simulated conditions and at peak times.