SpearHead's CEO, Buky Carmeli, developed GAP technology after recognizing that a very large proportion of internet attacks are carried out through deliberately malformed or misused network protocols. Examples include Teardrop attacks, WinNuke, Smurf attacks, DNS spoofing, SYN floods, and the infamous “Ping of Death”. In these cases, attackers alter or use protocols in unintended and unforeseen ways, to damaging effect.
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