Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) Vulnerabilities also known as the WPA/WPA2 KRACK Exploit
On October 16th 2017, Researchers Mathy Vanhoef and Frank Piessens, from the University of Leuven, identified a series of vulnerabilities that affect Wi-Fi Protected Access® (WPA™) and Wi-Fi Protected Access 2 (WPA2™). These vulnerabilities are protocol-level vulnerabilities that affect a number of industry implementations of the standard in wireless infrastructure devices and wireless clients.
These vulnerabilities can be grouped into two categories: those that affect wireless endpoints acting as a “supplicant” and those that affect wireless infrastructure devices acting as “authenticators”. Depending on the specific device configuration, successful exploitation of these vulnerabilities could allow unauthenticated attackers to perform packet replay, decrypt wireless packets, and to potentially forge or inject packets into a wireless network. This is accomplished by manipulating retransmissions of handshake messages.
ICASI members were notified by the researchers of these vulnerabilities. With the permission of the researchers, the ICASI members notified the whole ICASI Membership through ICASI’s Unified Security Incident Response Plan (USIRP). ICASI Members include A10 Networks, Amazon, Cisco Systems, IBM, Intel Corporation, Juniper Networks, Microsoft Corporation, Oracle Corporation and VMWare. This notification enabled member Product Security Incident Response Teams (PSIRTs) to collaborate quickly and effectively to fully understand the vulnerabilities and their scope. Through this sharing, several additional ICASI members determined that they were impacted by these vulnerabilities and it was likely other industry companies were also impacted. ICASI worked with the security researchers and CERT/CC to broadly reach out to possibly impacted companies. Impacted companies were offered a path to coordinate with other industry players through ICASI’s USIRP. This coordination ultimately helped resolve this complex, multi-stakeholder security issue in a timely, coordinated manner.
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Delivering Next Generation Network Solutions for Enterprises and Service Providers
Sydney, Australia, August 1, 2017 ⎯ FusionLayer and Adnet today announced, that Adnet Technology Australia will represent FusionLayer as a local reseller for the Australia and New Zealand regions. Adnet will manage sales, integration and technical support for the local markets, streamlining service delivery and customer support making it easier and more efficient for FusionLayer’s local customers.
To date, multiple Australian organizations are enjoying the benefits of FusionLayer products and will also be able to leverage this new partnership. Additionally, as the industry continues the shift towards Software-Defined Networking (SDN), Network Function Virtualization (NFV) and multi-cloud environments, this strategic partnership will enable organizations across Australia and New Zealand to accelerate their next-generation networks.
“We are excited to join forces with such a strategic systems integrator partner.” stated Teemu Sorvisto, the Chief Executive of FusionLayer. “Adnet’s experience and knowledge around next-generation IT architectures, will enable them to implement our solutions in the key environments that will benefit our customers the most. In turn, they will be able to deliver exceptional first tier support simplifying the entire procurement process for customers in the region.”
Adnet will be delivering and supporting FusionLayer products and solutions that will enable automation and zero-touch network provisioning for multi-tenant, multi-cloud and multi- vendor data center environments. This possibility is enabled by FusionLayer’s patented technologies and REST API allowing integration with market leading private clouds, public clouds, SDN, cloud orchestrators, and DevOps solutions, as well as physical network devices.
“We couldn’t be more honoured to represent such an industry leading and trend setting IT software development company in Australia and New Zealand. Having seen and used the FusionLayer core offering, and first-hand knowledge of the complexity of the ever-changing landscape of Information Technology in our region, Adnet firmly believes we can eradicate network complexity and provide a smooth transition to this New Age of IT.” said Daniel Wyld, the General Manager of Adnet Technology Australia.
He went on to mention, “Infinity by FusionLayer is a product to watch, current capabilities are outstanding and with the ever growing integration possibilities, it combines multiple complex systems to a Single Pane of Glass. Adnet is eager to deliver Infinity across the region.”
About FusionLayer, Inc.
FusionLayer is the provider of patented IT network management and automation solutions for enterprises, operators, service providers and other organizations with data centers, which enable the organizations to save operating expenses and minimize error prone manual tasks in IT networking and data center operations.
For over ten years already, FusionLayer's customers globally have been able to control and activate their networks effortlessly and in real-time across private data centers, private clouds and public clouds. Nine out of 10 of the world’s largest service providers leverage FusionLayer.
About Adnet Technology Australia
Adnet delivers IT infrastructure solutions with reliability, flexibility and a can-do attitude. The solutions we offer are best of breed, built on our learning’s, our wins and our failures. Our pragmatic approach to service delivery supports key businesses across diverse industries and scale.
We value collaboration, with you, our customer because we care about your business, more than any individual transaction. This approach forms the basis of a long-term relationship, leading to more business for us and a better business outcome for you. http://www.adnet-technology.com.au/.
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