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Astra Security Launches Turnkey Security Scan & Penetration Testing Solution

by CIO AXIS

New Solution Provides Vulnerability Assessment & Penetration Testing with more Advanced Test Cases and Collaboration Between Developers & Security Teams.

Astra Security has announced a new version of their Security Audit (VAPT) solution that delivers application security and compliance for customers who are increasingly facing security complexities challenge and data breaches due to improperly implemented security measures for their internet-facing applications. The recently launched Security Scan solution by Astra Security provides customers with a centralized platform for vulnerability assessment and management. The solution is designed to offer security audits for a range of applications including but not limited to – web apps, mobile apps, APIs, cloud infrastructures (AWS, Azure & GCP) and IT / Network infrastructures.

Astra Security Vulnerability Assessment and Penetration Testing (VAPT) is a turnkey software as a service (SaaS) solution that provides rock-solid application security and fulfills regulatory compliance requirements for online businesses ranging from small to large enterprises.

The newly announced Security Scan solution by Astra Security offers businesses:

  • Detailed vulnerability assessment and penetration testing for their applications and networks with global security testing standards as dictated by OWASP, SANS, CERT, PCI, ISMS and ISO27001.
  • Publicly verifiable security certificated
  • Real time collaboration between developers & security teams
  • Centralized dashboard to collaborate with IT teams and to manage and fix identified vulnerabilities on the go.
    Industry recognized VAPT certificate which enables security compliance.
  • Safe to host certificate
  • A web application firewall as a complementary solution

Increasing Cyber Attacks and Regulatory Compliance Drives Requirements

Due to rapidly increasing cyberattacks and information security risks, organizations need robust and impenetrable security systems in place to ensure they keep up. The recent spike in work-from-home made the situation even worse by opening up multiple unidentified entry points inviting sophisticated threats to easily disrupt organizations of any size. According to a recent report by RiskBased Security, in the Q1-Q3 of 2020, a total of 36 billion records were exposed due to data breaches and the use of malware increased by 358% through 2020 [2]. In addition, a recent survey conducted by IDG revealed that “nearly 80% of senior IT and IT security leaders believe their organizations lack sufficient protection against cyberattacks”. These alarming stats highlight a fortiori need for security assessments and penetration testing.

During the last few years, the regulatory landscape has also changed. Organizations are complying with laws and regulations for the protection and privacy of sensitive data of their customers. Today, compliance certifications such as ISO, PCI-DSS, HIPPA, and GDPR are being pursued by the organizations to successfully meet the regulatory requirements by implementing penetration testing and vulnerability management solutions for their internet-facing assets.

“We’ve done hundreds of security audits over the last few years for organizations ranging from pre-launch startups to public companies. Managing the found vulnerabilities & getting developers to actually fix them is a key challenge for every organization. Bottomline is that developer time is precious. Our new security scan makes pentests a breeze. CXO’s always have a birds eye view of their security posture & developers can collaborate with our security engineers in real time under each vulnerability so that context is never lost. Most importantly, this ensures vulnerabilities are fixed in days not months or years. In the end, that’s what really counts.” – said Shikhil Sharma, CEO & Founder, Astra Security

The Security Scan solution by Astra Security is ready to use in global markets for any size of business belonging to any industry. The solution is cost-effective and available on a subscription basis (annually or monthly).

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