TippingPoint, a provider of network security services, has launched Web Application Digital Vaccine services, a two-part approach to address the security threat posed by web applications.
The company said that this new set of services enable the company’s customers to maximize their security investments, while reducing the risk of attacks through custom-built web applications. The deployment of the Web Application Digital Vaccine (Web App DV) service allows organizations to show Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) compliance, while avoiding the pitfalls associated with the ambiguous protection offered by web application firewalls.
With the TippingPoint Web App DV services, vulnerabilities in customers’ custom-built web applications are identified and remediated with a set of custom DV filters working in tandem with the standard DV filters to provide comprehensive network protection, said TippingPoint.
The service begins with a scan of the application and associated URLs to determine weak points in the code and possible areas that could be exploited by malicious attacks such as SQL injection, cross-site scripting or reverse proxy. Once the scan is completed, the customer works with TippingPoint’s DVLabs team to categorize the vulnerabilities by severity and create a custom filter or set of filters that will be deployed through the TippingPoint IPS.