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StopHack (free software version)

What is StopHack?
Stophack is a smart intrusion detection and prevention device. It sits between your network and the Internet and will smartly block attempts to break into your network. StopHack is a simple to use, easy to install Intrusion Prevention System. It is fully adaptable and customized to your environment without all the hype and needless security checks of other over-robust, costly intrusion prevention products. StopHack is also built on top of proven bandwidth arbitration technology so the traffic passing through it won't be slowed down. StopHack will seamlessly analyze every packet with its regular expression-based behavior anomaly detection AND will immediately stop hackers in their tracks by blocking their IP address. And because the configuration is customized to your environment, false positives cease to exist and IP addresses are blocked with confidence. If an attack is discovered and blocked, StopHack can alert an administrator that an attempt is being made against the website(s). Knowing this information right away is key in improving defenses and identifying potential vulnerabilities in your web applications.

How much does StopHack cost?
StopHack comes as a free downloadable complete image and there is no charge. You are free to install and use. There is no warranty and we are not responsible for anything if you use this software.

What kind of equipment does the StopHack image run on?
You will need an Intel Based platform with 3 Intel LAN ports. Our test unit is based on a Supermicro motherboard with dual Intel Nics plus riser card with additional Intel Pro 1000 PT server adapter. The unit has 4gig of Ram. The storage needs to be a Sata hard drive or CF to Sata adapter with a 2gig or larger CompactFlash card.

How do I get the StopHack image?
Follow this link to register for complete details on how to download and install.

What types of intrusions does StopHack prevent?
The same intrusions that our commercial product NetGladiator does. Click here for those features.
StopHack prevents the following attacks:
- Reflected Cross-Site Scripting (OWASP Top 10)
- SQL Injection (OWASP Top 10)
- Directory Traversal (OWASP Top 10)
- Reflected URL Redirects (OWASP Top 10)
- Automated, Foreign Attacks
- Login Brute Forcing
- Remote Shell Execution
- And more!

What does StopHack look like to the rest of my network? Will I need to do any special routing?
StopHack operates as a transparent bridge on two ports, one facing your your network and one facing the Internet. The third NIC is used as an adminstration port.

What if I need help setting up the free version?

Unfortunately, we will not be able to respond to e-mails or phone calls to users of the free version without a support agreement. Support agreements are nonrefundable and start at the Bronze level for $500. Bronze level support includes 2 hours of general support and a one (1) hour security consulting session. Support is billed in 1/2 hour increments.

Can StopHack inadvertently block a friendly user from getting into my network?
Yes, this is always possible. You should monitor your StopHack logs periodically to see who is getting blocked. You can also whitelist an IP address which will prevent it from getting blocked.

Will StopHack slow my network down?
StopHack has been tested up to 100 megabits with 1000 users on a quad-core Intel Xeon processor. StopHack uses internal threading techniques to make use of parallel processing, thus it will expand to higher speeds on multi-core cpu's.

Can I change the filters that StopHack uses to filter new intrusions?
Yes. You can edit and change the patterns (regular expression DPI engine) to fit your needs if you are inclined to do so.

Will APconnections continue to update and support the free StopHack version into the future?
As of now we plan to support and release one or two more updates to StopHack in 2012.

What is the airspeed of an unladen African swallow?
We have no idea.

Is StopHack the same as the NetGladiator Appliance?
Yes, the current StopHack image is in sync with a pre-built NetGladiator appliance as of March 2012. However, please do not plan that they will be the same into the future. We do expect at some point to differentiate the NetGladiator with a more advanced feature set.

Can I block an entire country with the StopHack?
Yes, this is a possible. For help with this ability you will need a support contract.

How many intrusion patterns does the StopHack support.
The free version supports 13 intrusion patterns at this time. You will need a support contract to increase the coverage.

You are free to use and install StopHack AT YOUR OWN RISK. APconnections - developers of the StopHack - are in no way responsible for damages (real or perceived) to your network, websites, or web infrastructure. We do not warranty nor guarantee the effectiveness of this product.

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