April 14, 2014
-- Executive leadership at Attix5, a global provider of data protection software and cloud solutions, has confirmed that the Attix5 Pro backup software is not affected by the Heartbleed bug, a security vulnerability in certain versions of the commonly used OpenSSL security library.
Danie Marais, Founder and Development Director at Attix5, said the bug has been filed as CVE-2014-0160 in the Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures database. It allows an attacker to gain access to plaintext data transmitted over an encrypted SSL tunnel.
“Our software is not affected since neither the Storage Platform nor the Backup Client uses the OpenSSL library for secure communications,”
Marais explains. “As an added measure of comfort, we have tested a number of public Attix5 Platforms (including WebAccess) using a reputable security firm and all of them were confirmed to be unaffected.”
As a leader in data protection technology Attix5 will continue to monitor developments involving Heartbleed and will ensure that its software remains unaffected.