Codenomicon, the leading vendor of proactive security testing solutions, today  announces the release of its Universal Fuzzer. The Universal Fuzzer is the  first fuzz testing solution to combine heuristics and multiple fuzzers with a  graphical user interface, automated test executions and reporting features.  With the Universal Fuzzer, software and equipment vendors and companies using  their products can ensure that their software is hacker-proof.   “Hackers use fuzzing to find unknown, zero-day vulnerabilities, which they  exploit with corrupt files and protocol attacks to attack corporate networks,”  says Ari Takanen, CTO of Codenomicon. “These attacks are difficult to block,  but by fuzzing their software proactively companies and software vendors can  get rid of vulnerabilities, before hackers have a chance to exploit them.”   The Universal Fuzzer can be used to test everything that can be presented in a  file format, such as image files, captured protocol messages, text documents  and wireless frames. It creates test cases from sample files, such as  pdf-documents, media files and protocol files. Unlike most file format fuzzers,  which perform random mutation, the Universal Fuzzer uses heuristics to  determine the structure of the sample files, thus it is able to generate more  intelligent, targeted test cases and discover more vulnerabilities. The  coverage of the tests is further improved by combining the abilities of 15  different fuzzers.   The Universal Fuzzer is an easy and flexible solution for performing fuzzing.  It does not require any protocol specific customization. Test cases are  automatically generated from sample template files. The Codenomicon’s Defensics  graphical user interface, automated test generation, execution and the  reporting features make it easy to test with 15 fuzzers simultaneously. After  the tests run, the user simply clicks on a link in the report to reproduce  found vulnerabilities.   The release of Universal Fuzzer completes Codenomicon’s portfolio of  all-purpose fuzzers. With the Codenomicon XML and Traffic Capture Fuzzers,  users have already been able to test any XML application or communication  protocol. Now with the arrival of the Universal Fuzzer users can test all types  of software. This is good news for companies testing to ensure that the  security and robustness of their client-side systems and security solutions are  safe.  For more information on fuzzing and Codenomicon Defensics, visit