Application Security

Protecting your most important assets - your apps!

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Applications are typically a gateway for users or customers to access your data or services. Traditional perimeter security is configured to allow this type of traffic therefore if an attack or vulnerability exists at the application layer it’s often allowed as legitimate traffic. With many more regulations such as PCI and GDPR putting a focus on ensuring PII is secure, with significant fines in place is data is accessed or leaked, it’s now more important than ever to ensure that applications are secure. 

How we interact with applications is evolving as well.  Traditionally hosted in a customer’s data centre, data and applications were simpler to protect with regular vulnerability scanning or penetration tests (or both) combined with a well configured Web Application Firewall (WAF).

With a huge increase in remote access, the network perimeter is now rarely purely the physical office environment. This brings new challenges to achieving secure application access. 

Secure application access

A cornerstone of application security is ensuring that only legitimate users are able to access your application. Many of the principals of Identity management and secure remote access can be applied to secure application access especially if you take a zero trust approach. We often find that these projects overlap significantly. 

 

Application Resilience

A key challenge for security teams is resilience of applications, ensuring that they are available to employees and customers so as not to lose out on productivity or sales. There are many options available to make your applications more resilient, to improve your 

Unfortunately sometimes application resilience is maliciously targeted with a DDoS attack (distributed denial of service). We have a few tricks up our sleeves to help you to mitigate the effects of a DDoS attack and to flex your bandwidth to accommodate genuine and seasonal spikes in traffic.

Encrypted traffic

Many inspection technologies, both legacy and more modern solutions are unable to decrypt encrypted traffic, this means that encrypted malicious traffic can easily pass through undetected. Decryption can often result in undesirable levels of latency across the network. We can help you intelligently decrypt and direct your traffic, leveraging AI and Automation, avoiding latency and optimising your existing security investments.

Technologies

We acknowledge that all company's configurations, priorities and application suites are unique so we take a bespoke approach to aiding you in securing your applications. We work closely with companies such as F5 and RSA to design a solution to strengthen your application security and access.

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