Pwnie Express Unveils Two New Products at Black Hat USA and Defcon 20

Pwnie Express unveils new cybersecurity pentesting hardware products

Barre, VT – July 29, 2012

Pwnie Express, a Vermont cybersecurity startup, and creator of the Pwn Plug, the first-to-market penetration testing drop box, will unveil two new pentesting products at Black Hat USA 2012 and Defcon 20. Black Hat is being from July 21-26 at the Caesars Palace, Las Vegas. DefCon 20 will be from July 26-29 at the Rio Hotel in Las Vegas.

Pwnie Express is unveiling the Power Pwn and the Pwn Plug Mini at the conferences. The Power Pwn is a dual-ethernet Pwn Plug with on-board wireless (wifi) and Bluetooth, in the form of a desktop surge protector. The Pwn Plug Mini is half the size of the original Pwn Plug with nearly all of the same features.

Pwnie Express specializes in innovative, rapid deployment penetration testing products for security professionals. “The portable form factor of the Pwn Plug lends to its cost effectiveness and enables quick deployment. This limits time and travel required for penetration testing and scales well to provide coverage across multiple remote locations,” according to Mark Hughes, Customer Development Director. “The remote wifi and Bluetooth testing capabilities provide Pwnie Express considerable delineation from the existing market. The remote wireless penetration testing capabilities of these products enables our clients to converge logical and physical vulnerability.”

This form factor, when combined with support for persistent covert channels (including wifi and 3G) make this product ideal for physical penetration testing.
Pwnie Express’ products have been incorporated into the cyber-security toolboxes of over one hundred security service providers, several Fortune 50 companies and various federal agencies. They have recently been featured in, The information Systems Security Association (ISSA) Journal, Wired, Ars Technica, PC Magazine, and Slashdot. The Pwn Plug has been named as the Editors Choice in PC Magazine and Pwnie Express has been named by Network World as one of the 7 hottest companies to watch.

Founder and CEO, Dave Porcello said, “Our products provide significant time and cost savings for internal, remote pentesting and address the scalability challenges organizations have in providing consistent pentesting across multiple organizations.”

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For more information on Pwnie Express, visit www.

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