Elcomsoft Wireless Security Auditor allows network administrators to verify how secure a company’s wireless network is by executing an audit of accessible wireless networks. Featuring patent-pending cost-efficient GPU acceleration technologies, Elcomsoft Wireless Security Auditor attempts to recover the original WPA/WPA2-PSK text passwords in order to test how secure your wireless environment is.
A single weak link poses a valid security threat to the entire corporate network. Wireless (Wi-Fi) networks can provide sufficient security if configured properly and accompanied by an adequate password policy. Elcomsoft Wireless Security Auditor exposes security problems in your wireless network to allow network administrators taking appropriate measures and adopting a proper password policy.
Elcomsoft Wireless Security Auditor examines the security of your wireless network by attempting to break into the network from outside or inside. Elcomsoft Wireless Security Auditor works completely in off-line, undetectable by the Wi-Fi network being probed, by analyzing a dump of network communications in order to attempt to retrieve the original WPA/WPA2-PSK passwords in plain text.
Elcomsoft Wireless Security Auditor allows carrying out a password audit within a limited timeframe. Representing state-of-the-art in password recovery, Elcomsoft Wireless Security Auditor is one of the fastest and most advanced tools for recovering Wi-Fi passwords. If Elcomsoft Wireless Security Auditor fails to recover a Wi-Fi password within a reasonable time, the entire wireless network can be considered secure.
ElcomSoft has pioneered many software innovations that have made it easier to recover passwords protecting various types of resources. For the first time in the industry, the company’s patent-pending GPU acceleration makes its way into Wi-Fi password recovery, reducing the time required to recover Wi-Fi passwords up to a hundred times. Supporting up to four NVIDIA boards such as GeForce 8, 9, 100, 200 and 400 (Fermi), as well as ATI video cards such as Radeon HD 4800 and 5000 series, Elcomsoft Wireless Security Auditor allows building servers with supercomputer performance at a fraction of the price.
These benchmarks are missing NVIDIA’s latest boards based on the new Fermi chipset, NVIDIA’s next generation GPU architecture. NVIDIA Tesla S2050/S2070 are claimed to surpass everything announced by NVIDIA’s competitors, but will be available only in late 2010.
Elcomsoft Wireless Security Auditor performs an advanced dictionary search attack in order to expose weak passwords consisting of words and phrases in spoken languages. Allowing highly customizable mutations of ordinary dictionary words, Elcomsoft Wireless Security Auditor performs hundreds of mutations to each word in order to ensure the widest coverage.
If one of your network workstations is compromised and a malicious person gets network access to at least one system, it may not even be necessary for an attacker to be physically close to the wireless network in order to obtain full access to data sent and received. A password hash is normally stored in the Windows Registry, and can be retrieved remotely for off-line analysis.
Elcomsoft Wireless Security Auditor can simulate attacks from the inside by automatically importing saved password hashes as retrieved by Elcomsoft Proactive System Password Recovery. This kind of attacks allows determining how secure your wireless network is to insider attacks.
|EWSA Standard||EWSA Professional|
|Dictionary attack with mutations|
|Wireless sniffer (for AirPCap adapters)|
|Number of CPUs supported||2||32|
|Number of GPUs supported||1||8|
|Hardware acceleration on Tableau TACC1441|
Wireless sniffer included into Elcomsoft Wireless Security Auditor works with AirPCap adapters only, and requires proper drivers (from CACE Technologies Inc.) installed. If you do not have a compatible adapter, the program requires a valid log of wireless communications in standard tcpdump format. The tcpdump format is supported by all commercial Wi-Fi sniffers. In order to audit your wireless network, at least one handshake packet must be present in the tcpdump file.
If you use EWSA with ATI Radeon cards, you should have the latest ATI Catalyst drivers installed (10.3 or newer).