Hello Cisco Meraki Community,
We have a mix of MX67C, MX84 and MX100 deployed at our branch offices with Advance Security license. I wanted to test intrusion prevention by simulating an attack. Can anyone share the tools and applications they used? I would like to test one of the offices and safely simulate an attack. I would like to see how the alert looks like and the behavior of the MX. Any information is appreciated. Thank you.
Solved! Go to Solution.
I've used EICAR files to test AMP in the past:
But you may be looking for something to test the Snort IDS/IPS module?
@mags If you want to get this done and don't have time I suggest you approach a cyber security testing company, yes they are expensive however if you just want to test one or two simple functions I cannot imagine it being to bad cost wise.
That would be the last option I would like to take because it will be a lot more complicated to get third party involved. Thanks for your suggestion.
At the moment, I don't have much time to spare to learn Metasploit but I'll put that in the list of nice things to learn in the future. Thanks!
Is it just simply opening notepad.pw in a webrowser? I tried to do it but nothing comes up on the MX email alerting or Security Center.
i just did a simple network scan using nmap on kali linux on one of my sites
shouldnt this type of scan be considered as intrution? nothing shows up in the event log and nothing under security center also
below is if i do a scan on my home mx but within the lan
in my mind i wouldnt want anyone whether external or internal to be able to run scans
You can't do anything to stop an nmap scan. I guess you could say after you have seen so many syn packets from a specific host to block further syn packets, but it is pretty easy to get a false positive and block legit traffic.
nmap is a scanning tool. It doesn't actually utilise a compromise to try and gain access or run code.
In Security & SD-WAN > Threat Protection, I have IDS/IPS mode intially set to detection and ruleset to connectivity. I changed it to prevention and security with the thought that it will capture the notepad.pw malicious DNS query but no joy. The client I am using for testing is not assigned to any Group Policy so I think default policies will apply.
After changing the Threat Protection settings, did you make sure that the MX had updated it's settings?
Sometimes it takes a few minutes for the setting to apply, especially firewall and security rules.
I saw the alerts in Security Center this morning when I checked. I tested again and it is now showing as suspicious .pw DNS query.
I got the alerts now showing in Security Center. I thought there would be an email alert generated as well but there wasn't any. Thanks!