Websense announces new Heartbleed detection for ACE Insight

Apr 22 2014, 14:48 IST
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SummaryWebsense announced that its CSI: ACE Insight analysis tool has been enhanced with additional analytics to help identify Heartbleed-vulnerable websites.

Websense announced that its CSI: ACE Insight analysis tool has been enhanced with additional analytics to help identify Heartbleed-vulnerable websites. As a free online service, any user can log onto www.aceinsight.com and direct CSI: ACE Insight to inspect a website for key indicators of the Heartbleed vulnerability. This system is backed by more than 10,000 analytics to detect additional security risks.

With proactive awareness, users can avoid revealing potentially sensitive information to cybercriminals by waiting to connect to such sites until after they been able to eliminate their exposure to a Heartbleed attack. In a scan of the top 50,000 Alexa sites, Websense found more than 800 of them were vulnerable to the Heartbleed bug.

"While Heartbleed has been in the news for over a week, we are still finding a large number of sites that are exploitable via the Heartbleed Open SSL vulnerability,” said Charles Renert, Vice President of Research at Websense. “If people or businesses are using websites that traffic in sensitive information they would consider confidential, we highly recommend running that website through our CSI: ACE Insight tool first.”

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