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beSECURE: Designed for MSPs to Scan Hundreds of Businesses

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Security services for the Managed Service Provider Get started with our hosted service and pay as you go just for the scans you initiate on external IPs and web sites. Later, add a network IP scanning service and install Local Scanning Servers into networks to do internal network scanning. Whether in a security operating center (SOC), an ASP […]

In Vulnerability Assessment, Accuracy Is Vital

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Testing for behavior vs version The primary requirement for a Vulnerability Assessment solution is accurate testing. Ease of use and clear reports are important, but if accuracy isn’t there then little else matters. Poor accuracy in Vulnerability Assessment produces two kinds of testing error. Overlooking a vulnerability (a false negative) leaves a security flaw you […]

Network Security and the Fourth Pillar

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The three crumbling pillars of network security Why is network security getting harder? Access control, firewall and Intrusion Prevention Systems are failing to keep attackers from reaching vulnerable systems and network administrators have added as many layers beyond those as possible to no avail. This is a problem because successful attacks are often done with […]

Closing The Door on Network Attacks

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Network security scanning Your network is 100 times more likely to be attacked with a known exploit than an unknown one. And the reason behind this is simple: There are so many known exploits and the complexity of networks is so great that the chances are good that one of these known vulnerabilities are present […]

Pen Testing Alternative Improves Security and Reduces Costs

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beSECURE: Alternative to Pen Testing Our definition of penetration testing Pen testing (penetration testing) is the discovery of vulnerable network equipment or applications by evaluating their response (behavior) to specially designed requests. In some cases a payload (message, marker or flag) is delivered to prove beyond a doubt that the vulnerability can be exploited. Pen […]

Why Patching Everything Fails

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Hundreds of millions of records have been stolen in recent corporate data loss incidents All of these compromised networks had patching programs in place. Yet every one of them fell victim to a KNOWN vulnerability, meaning that the weaknesses that hackers used were well described and discussed in the public domain and that, in theory, […]

Employ Active Network Scanning to Eliminate High Risk Vulnerabilities

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Keeping up with new vulnerability discoveries With hundreds of new vulnerabilities announced each month, active network scanning is essential. An automated, frequently used vulnerability assessment and management solution is your best option for the elimination of corporate network vulnerabilities. Enterprise now needs proactive, routine network scanning to keep up with internal changes and external developments. […]

Which Is The Smarter Fuzzer? A Review of Beyond Security beSTORM® and Codenomicon Defensics®

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Dynamic testing tools – feedback from a beSTORM® buyer Software applications are by nature prone to vulnerabilities. Of course, software developers identify and fix functional or logical errors during the development phase itself. But as so many Zero Day exploits continue to remind us, many unknown software vulnerabilities do still manage to slip past the […]

Black Box Testing for Software and Hardware

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Black box testing for the enterprise A multi-protocol fuzzer for black box testing beSTORM represents a new approach to security auditing. This new approach is sometimes called “fuzzing” or “fuzz testing” and can be used for securing in-house software applications and devices, as well as testing the applications and devices of external vendors. Most security […]

Defending against Malware

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Reactive Malware Defense Technologies Defending against Malware has focused on reactive technologies: intrusion detection, content filtering, detecting and blocking malware, etc. Time to get proactive. There is an ongoing argument as to how effective those reactive technologies are. There’s no argument about the fact that most of these solutions require very competent operators: without a […]

Do You Collect Personal Data in Europe? GDPR Applies!

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Calculating the cost of GDPR compliance The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is unique in the field of compliance standards for its establishment of financial penalties for the loss or mismanagement of personal data of EU citizens. And those fines are higher and more likely to be assessed than any existing standard. Any company […]

Why Scan?

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Why scan? Most site owners underestimate the danger and overestimate the cost of securing their sites and servers against attacks. Having a site taken down by malicious activity costs days worth of lost sales and thousands of dollars in IT time. Maintaining normal and reasonable security is not expensive – getting hacked is. WSSA security: […]

Web Security Basics

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Web security, your site and your network Web sites are unfortunately prone to security risks. And so are any networks to which web servers are connected. Setting aside risks created by employee use or misuse of network resources, your web server and the site it hosts present your most serious sources of security risk. Web […]

Penetration Testing Tools You Can Use

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Pen testing always includes a vulnerability assessment Penetration testing is all about identifying network security weaknesses before they are exploited internally or externally. The best pen testers bring a range of tools and experience to each gig and a key tool they will use is vulnerability assessment. The experience level, tools used, findings and the […]

Vulnerability Management Software, an Essential Piece of the Security Puzzle

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Vulnerability Management Software No single security solution can make a network safe from all attacks. Firewalls and IPS can’t keep workstations free of viruses and malware. Antivirus can’t protect the data on a database server. So it’s a matter of balancing multiple solutions. To understand how these solutions complement each other, let’s look at some […]