Panda GateDefender Integra can protect against different types of intrusions. The most important are:
- Port scanning
Before compromising the system, a number of methods that can be used by intruders to examine the target system in order to determine what type of services are housed in a host or subnet. This type of operation is often a clear signal of malicious intentions.
- Denial of Service (DoS)
This attack aims to leave a certain system or even an entire network without one or more services. Loss of the connection is usually evidence of loss of service, due to the high bandwidth used in the target network by the intruder or an overload on resources, such as memory, CPU, storage systems, etc. By overloading the victim system, the intruder causes it to stop providing the services it is designed to offer. The advanced version of this type of attack is a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS), which uses various coordinated systems to carry out a large scale attack.
- Attacks that target services
These types of attacks target databases, the Internet and insecure communications protocols. These are more damaging than other types of attacks. In order to carry out these types of attacks, the intruder exploits known vulnerabilities in order to achieve different objectives. One of the most dangerous attacks aims to obtain superuser privileges, which allow the intruder to gain complete control of the system.
- IP spoofing
The aim of this attack is to hide the identity of the intruder. If DNS or authentication server type addresses are used, this could result in a denial of service attack or ‘man in the middle’ (MITM) attack.
The aims of these attacks can be to find out the network topology, evade the IPS service, etc.