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October 6, 2009

SecureWorks launches Web Application Scanning Service

Scans web applications to identify vulnerabilities, emerging web application threats

By CBR Staff Writer

SecureWorks, has launched a new Web Application Scanning Service, which utilises its iScanner 4.0 technology. The new service expands its suite of Web Application Security services that includes Managed Web Application Firewall, Source Code Audit and Log Monitoring.

The company said that the new service will allow organisations to do regular scans of web applications and supporting databases to identify top-line vulnerabilities, and emerging web application threats. Once vulnerabilities are discovered, web application policies can be updated by SecureWorks’ Web Application Firewall Service to detect or block attacks seeking to take advantage of these weaknesses.

According to SecureWorks, the new service will provide frequent scans of an organisation’s underlying databases for security, configuration and operational vulnerabilities.

In addition, organisations can satisfy compliance requirements from HIPAA, PCI, FFIEC, NERC CIP and FISMA which mandate that organisations address threats and vulnerabilities in web applications to ensure that they are protected against known attacks.

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Web application scanning results are used by the Managed Web Application Firewall Service to update firewall policies to block or detect attacks launched at the identified vulnerabilities, the company said.

Corey Merchant, vice president of product management for SecureWorks, said: Web applications continue to be one of the key targets of cyber attackers. Analysing the attack data from 2,600 clients, SecureWorks Counter Threat Unit found that 80 percent of all attempted cyber attacks targeted our clients’ Web infrastructure.

“Having a proactive method of identifying and remediating web application vulnerabilities is critical when trying to protect an organisation from today’s Internet threat, SecureWorks’ suite of Web Application Security services is making protection seamless and affordable.”

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