Define: Application security?
Application security encompasses measures taken to improve the security of an application often by finding, fixing and preventing security vulnerabilities. Different techniques are used to surface such security vulnerabilities at different stages of an applications lifecycle such as design, development, deployment, upgrade, maintenance.
Top Web Application Security Companies and Solutions
This article showcases Threat.Technology’s top picks for the best Web Application Security solutions. We selected these companies for exceptional performance in one of these categories:
- Innovative ideas
- Innovative route to market
- Innovative product
- Exceptional growth
- Exceptional growth strategy
- Societal impact
Signal Sciences is the fastest growing web application security company in the world. With its award-winning next-gen WAF and RASP solution, Signal Sciences protects more than 40,000 applications and over a trillion production requests per month.
Signal Sciences’ patented architecture provides organizations working in a modern development environment with comprehensive and scalable threat protection and security visibility. The company works with some of the world’s most recognizable companies, like Under Armour, Aflac and WeWork, across industries, including financial services, retail, healthcare, media and entertainment, and government, among others.
Signal Sciences is the only vendor to win the Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice Award for WAF two times in a row. In addition to customer recognition, Signal Sciences was also named a Visionary in the 2019 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Web Application Firewalls report.
The company also won Technology of the Year from InfoWorld and Computing’s DevOps Excellence Award for Best DevOps Security Tool. For more information, visit Signal Sciences or follow @SignalSciences..
Founded in 2009, Netsparker Ltd develops a leading-edge web application security solution. The combination of dead accurate scanning with proprietary automatic exploitation technology brought Netsparker early success, and the company is now a recognized leading player in the web application security industry.
Netsparker can identify vulnerabilities in all types of modern web applications, regardless of the underlying architecture or platform. Upon identifying an exploitable vulnerability, the Netsparker scanner uses unique Proof-Based Scanning™ technology to generate a proof of exploit that shows the result is not a false positive.
Netsparker is available as desktop software, a managed service, or an on-premises solution. It is trusted and used by world-renowned organizations from all industry verticals, including Samsung, NASA, Microsoft, ING Bank, and Ernst & Young..
Indusface is a truly integrated web application security and compliance solution. It helps organizations detect application-layer vulnerabilities accurately with web application scanning, patch them instantly with web application firewall, improves website performance instantly through instant whole site acceleration using distributed global edge locations and monitors traffic continuously for emerging threats and DDoS attacks, to mitigate them.
Available as a fully managed security solution, Indusface includes 24 × 7 security expert support to create custom rules, analyse and block attacks, maintain zero-false positives, and report incidences in real-time, hence customers can be more efficient in focusing on their business growth instead of worrying about security. Indusface offers an unmatched cost advantage over the competition because of the unique and proven structure of the organization..
L7 Defense is a cybersecurity company that specializes in web application security and DDoS protection solutions. L7 Defense Ammune® system is a virtual platform for mitigating sophisticated DDoS attacks automatically and efficiently in real-time.
In 2016, The Ammune platform was recognized among the most promising DDoS mitigation platforms by the CIO Review magazine. The company was also recognized as a Key innovator company by Markets and Markets and received the TIE50 top startup award.
Most recently is was announced by Frost & Sullivan as “2018 Global Anti-DDoS for Critical National Infrastructure New Product Innovation Award” L7 Defense was founded in 2015 and is located in Be’er Sheva, Israel.. .
The Profiler uses AI to detect and prevent web attacks, such as SQL injection (SQLia) and cross-site scripting (XSS). It uses machine learning to detect anomalies and classify attack data.
By analysing web server traffic in real-time, the software detects and immediately determines the sophistication, capability and effectiveness of each attack. This information is translated into a risk score to prioritise incident response.
Cyberlytic’s patented classification approach is far more effective at assessing attacks than traditional signature-based security solutions and adapts to new or evolving threats without requiring manual intervention. • Advanced threat detection: Unsupervised machine learning detects anomalies in web traffic, whilst supervised machine learning classifies attacks based on threat characteristics.
• Threat analysis, visibility and prioritisation: The Profiler only alerts when a pre-defined risk threshold is exceeded and provides details of malicious web activity. • Simple deployment and zero maintenance: No rules or signatures means no additional demand on analysts to detect even the most sophisticated attacks.
The Profiler is easily deployed by installing a web server agent or by connecting to mirrored network traffic. Data is sent to the Profiler, which is hosted in Cyberlytic’s secure cloud.
Accessed via an intuitive web portal or integrated with any Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) system, the Profiler works autonomously, requiring no human intervention.. .
Acunetix is the market leader in automated web application security testing, and is the tool of choice for many Fortune 500 customers. Acunetix detects and reports on a wide array of web application vulnerabilities.
Acunetix also includes integrated vulnerability management features to extend the enterprise’s ability to comprehensively manage, prioritise and control vulnerability threats – ordered by business criticality. Acunetix is a privately held company with its offices in Malta and the UK.
It is a Microsoft Certified Partner. It also has a sister company 3CX, a developer of IP PBX software for Windows..
LIFARS is an elite cybersecurity intelligence, digital forensics, and incident response firm based in the New York City. At LIFARS, they believe that cybersecurity is a matter of trust – that is why most of their services are rendered in person at your premises while forming a personal relationship.
Their solutions are based on best practices and personal hands-on experiences. LIFARS conducts digital forensic investigations, data breach incident response, web application security testing, digital risk assessments and academic research.
LIFARS continuously explores the latest innovations in the cybersecurity field and always seeks to find what is shaping tomorrow’s industry landscape.. .
Based in Santa Clara, California and with offices in Pisa, Italy and Dubai, U.A.E., Caendra Inc. is a trusted source of IT security skills for IT professionals and Corporations of all sizes.
Caendra Inc. is the Silicon Valley based company behind the eLearnSecurity brand.
eLearnSecurity has proven to be a leading innovator in the field of practical security training. Best of breed virtualization technology, in-house projects such as Coliseum Web Application Security Framework and Hera Network Security Lab, have changed the way students learn and practice new skills..
Security Brigade was founded in 2006 specifically to cater to customers looking for manual application security services that focus on both technical and business logic testing. Automated tools are great and we couldn’t do our jobs well without them – however they are only one piece of the puzzle.
For us, the real value to an audit comes from: – Integrating tools and automation to maximize auditor efficiency and eliminate unintelligent tasks – Building strong processes that allow auditors to only focus on tasks where their involvement adds direct value – Using our workflow driven audit management system to ensure sustained quality through approvals, reviews and benchmarks – Delivering reports that don’t just fill pages but also deliver real and long-term value to developers and administrators – Ensuring a fast turn-around-time from audit to fixed in production by providing secure code and configuration examples Security Brigade is a pure-play information security consulting firm specializing in delivering high quality services through expert driven manual testing. With a core focus on Penetration Testing, Vulnerability Assessment, Web Application Security and Source Code Security Audit.
Security Brigade is founded on the core belief that “Great audits are done by great auditors – not expensive tools”. Security Brigade’s approach is built around strong processes that enable auditors to conduct in-depth manual security audits.
Security Brigade’s proprietary E.D.I.T.E platform provides a workflow based testing engine that encapsulates the complete audit process. It allows expert auditors to follow am in-depth manual testing processes while assisted by a combination of proprietary, open-source and commercial technology.
Security Brigade is based out of Mumbai, India and was founded in December 2006. It conducts thousands of audits a year for organizations such as: MakeMyTrip, Network 18, Tata Group, HDFC, Vodafone, IRDA, Reliance Money, and Netmagic Solutions among many others..
Content Security is a wholly Australian owned IT security integration and consulting firm that offers security solutions and consulting services. It is focused on policy and compliance, IT management, enterprise architecture, software development lifecycle, and other IT disciplines.
The company offers security testing services such as penetration testing, firewall editing services, and vulnerability assessment and management services; security support services, including priority support services and managed security services; and an ethical hacking and network security-training program. Content Security develops solutions for network protection and management, data protection and management, web protection and management, and device protection and management.
Its compliance offerings include ISMS standards, payment standards, and government compliance. The methodologies are based on industry accepted best practices, using standards written by bodies such as the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO), Standards Australia, The System and Administration and Networking Security Institute (SANS), and the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP).
Content Security was founded in March 2000 and is based in Sydney, Australia.. .
Open Web Application Security Project
The Open Web Application Security Project is a non-profit organization focused on improving the security of software. It is engaged in educating and providing information and insights related to improving the security of software.
The Open Web Application Security Project also provides podcasts, trainings, events, video clips, a community portal, and much more that is related to its area of focus. The Open Web Application Security Project has a global group of volunteers with over 42,000 participants..
N-Stalker® was created in April 2000 by information security technology specialists, aiming at providing solutions to protect corporations and individuals against digital threats that affect information systems. Since then, their research & development laboratory has been working non-stop on security researches, producing web attack detection controls for the past years.
The first product to be released was N-Stealth HTTP Security Scanner Suite, a complete set of tools to assess Web servers security, including the capabilities of identifying vulnerabilities and providing a possible solution to mitigate the risks from critical mission business infrastructure, either on the Internet or in a corporate environment. By permanently making use of attack signature updates, the software has aggregated the most extensive and updated database available on the market, with more than 39,000 vulnerabilities and exploits for Web environments, recursively utilized by the scanning tool.
However, attacks are now business oriented and thus raise a high demand for more effective vulnerability assessment, specially the solution capable of understanding the foundation of a Service-oriented architecture and the ability to manage custom web application business logics and security controls from early phases of development to the daily operations of production-level environments. They understand securing a corporate systems is not about firewall and intrusion prevention mechanisms anymore.
As a result of following-up current market trends (where it is noticed that more and more corporations, governments and tuition institutions are investing in the ubiquity of information systems, as means to integrate technology in people’s daily activities), N-Stalker proposes a new approach on Web Application Security Assessment.. .
Founded in 1997, Santa Clara, CA-based Sanctum, Inc. is recognized by IDC as the de facto leader in Web application security.
Sanctum’s solutions help organizations create reliable “hacker resistant” applications in the development environment, assure quality in the QA environment, and maintain confidence in the live production environment. Sanctum’s solutions include AppShield, an automated Intrusion Prevention system, and an automated application risk assessment and security testing tool called AppScan.
Together they provide the most comprehensive policy based security available today to stop any unanticipated application level attack and maintain the application behavior as originally intended by the developer. Today, with solutions from Sanctum, the enterprise is assured quality, compliance and security across the application lifecycle with the online and offline solutions that will help you develop with quality, test for compliance and operate with confidence in your online world..
Kordia is the largest business telecommunications and network security provider in New Zealand, with a 60-year legacy in providing business-critical solutions to a wide range of businesses. Kordia offers the most comprehensive cyber security portfolio, with services ranging from data recovery services to [RedShield web-application security](https://www.kordia.co.nz/products/security).
They are trusted to help keep businesses running whether that’s keeping their customers on the airwaves, keeping their phones ringing, or keeping them online.. .
MDSec is a global authority with a passion for information security and has a client base including some of the world’s most renowned organisations from the financial and government sectors. This has helped establish their role in defining, formalising and expanding information security through publications, tools and worldwide training.
As a vendor-neutral organisation with no external investment, they can draw on their team’s years of blended experience to provide security advice on technical and non-technical subjects. MDSec partners with the UK government’s technical authority CESG to offer security services to the UK government under the CHECK service.
MDSec is also proud to work closely with the Council of Registered Ethical Security Testers (CREST), an independent organisation that regulates professional security standards within the industry. As a member company, MDSec adopts the framework of methodologies, guidance and standards provided by CREST, ensuring the highest level of leading-edge security testing serivces.
MDSec supplies only highly qualified consultants, hand-picked for their expertise. As trainers to numerous internal teams and would-be competitors, they are uniquely positioned as the experts’ expert.
Their documented and published methodologies encourage depth and breadth, whilst allowing the creativity and flair required to quickly engage with and understand complex systems.. .
Applicure Technologies Ltd. develops the leading multi-platform web application security software products to protect web sites and web applications from external and internal attacks.
Built upon years of research into hacker behavior, Applicure solutions feature a comprehensive knowledge base to identify attacks accurately, and stop them before they reach the website or application.. .
AKS IT Services
AKS IT is a provider of wide range of IT Security Services including Web Application Security Auditing, Network Security Auditing, Information Risk Management, Cyber Forensics, Mobile Forensics & Cyber Crime Investigation, Information Security Training, Computer Security Incident Response Team (Design, Setup and Training) and Security Operations Centre (Design & Implementation). The Company has been empanelled by CERT-In (Computer Emergency Response Team India, Government of India) as an Information Security Auditing Organization (http://www.certin.org.in/security-auditors.htm) and Controller of Certifying Authorities (CCA).
AKS IT Services currently operates from Noida, India and its global relationship base consists of approximately 110 clients, including Government & PSU organizations, in such high propensity to and potential of servicing sectors as manufacturing, banking, telecom, pharmaceuticals. Their esteemed client list includes Government of India, Indian Army, Indian Air Force, CBSE, Airtel, ALSTOM, NTPC, NIC, Railways, Delhi Police, Ericsson,TCS,NIIT, SRF, C1India and The Grand Hotel..
Armorlogic is a software development company focused entirely on web application security. The company is founded in early 2005 by Jakob Frydendal Gercke and Srebrenko Sehic who prior to founding Armorlogic were both internet security specialists in Big 4 consulting.
They were joined in 2007 by Matthew Watson, an experienced and successful technology company entrepreneur from Victoria BC. Together, they grew the company into a leader in web application firewalls before being acquired in 2012 by Alert Logic.
Armorlogic is the developer of Profense Web Application Firewall software solutions – cost effective, easily implemented, full featured security and protection for websites and web applications.. .
Founded in 2002, Port80 Software develops solutions to enhance the security and performance characteristics of Microsoft’s Internet Information Services (IIS) Web server. At Port80, they are 100% focused on making IIS Web sites and applications safer and faster.
For years, they admired the enhanced HTTP functionality taken for granted in the Open Source world with the Apache Web server and its plethora of handy “mods”. For a long time there was nothing comparable in the IIS world.
Port80 Software was originally created to close that gap.. .
We offer the most complete end-to-end application security services that clearly differentiate us from other solutions in that we identify many more deeply-rooted vulnerabilities that go undetected by other approaches and could negatively impact the “brand image” of your company in the marketplace. We offer following Cyber Security Services:- 1.
Web Application Security Assessment 2. Vulnerability Assessment and Penetration Testing (VAPT) 3.
Mobile Application Security Assessment 5. Source Code Review.
5. Cloud Infrastructure Security Assessment and Configuration Reviwe 6.
Block Chain /Crypto Security Assessment 7. Discovery Audit For More Details Contact Us: [email protected]
SektionEins provides security consultancy and audit services for web-based applications. It offers Suhosin, a security system for PHP installations and consists of a patch for the PHP source code; and Chorizo!, a web application security scanner.
The company also provides vendor-independent consulting, training, web application audit, and security training services for web applications ranging from shop cart systems to CRM solutions or flash-based applications and distribution channels. SektionEins was founded in 2007 and is based in Cologne, Germany..
Torrid Networks is a global leader in end-to-end information security management services. Since its inception, Torrid Networks has grown organically, hiring best industry talent to provide out-of-the-box information security services leveraging its end-to-end information security management portfolio.
Today, company is working with over 500 customers across various business verticals worldwide including defense and security establishments, critical government departments, large PSUs and many fortune companies. As part of its mission to spread information security awareness across the industry, Torrid Networks works closely with few of the OWASP (Open Web Application Security Project) local chapters to spread the information security awareness.
Their strong leadership and passion for information security helped us build unique onsite–offshore service delivery model combined with unparalleled culture of customer satisfaction. They bring cutting-edge information security products in association with their global partners and early adoption of best practices and quality standards helps us deliver excellence.
Their close association with global information security communities enable us to stay abreast with the technology landscape and protect their customers’ information assets from emerging threats.. .
Secureay Certification helps your customers feel safe – no matter how large or small your website is. Meaning you’ll get more engagement, and Vulnerability Scanner ensures web application security by securing your website and web applications against hacker attacks.
Secureay Co started its activities with the launch of the secureay.com web portal, which is considered today to be one of the leading security web sites on the Internet. secureay.com has over one million page views a month..
NT OBJECTives (NTO), based in Orange County, California, brings together an innovative collection of top experts in information security and software engineering to develop and provide a comprehensive suite of industry-leading technologies and services to solve the application security challenges of today’s global organizations. NTO has created the industry leading, automated technology capable of performing comprehensive and accurate Web Application security scanning solutions.
Its next-generation technology, coupled with continued innovation puts NTO in a leadership role in this area of expertise.. .
Rietta.com is a web application security firm in Alpharetta, Georgia, USA. We are in the business of defensive security.
Our business is built around the realization that security cannot be bolted on at the end of a development process, and thus if you want to build web applications capable of withstanding constant attack from hackers and those who would cause users harm, you have to build security into the development process itself. This has become even more critical with the rise of cloud-based computing and the proliferation of mobile iPhone and Android applications that communicate constantly with publicly accessible web-based API servers to function.
In our industry, the security perimeter is no longer defined as a network firewall, but is instead wherever your servers make an authentication decision. This means ultimately all security depends on software security..
ForceNock developed a fully autonomous web application security solution that replaces existing WAF, API & bot mitigation solutions. The system frees the security teams from managing endless configurations and rules while continuing to maintain the highest level of security.
In addition to the fully autonomous negative-security, fully automated or semi-automated positive security is provided in tandem with OWASP top 10, API logic abuse, layer 7 DoS, and protection from a variety other attacks. The ForceNock solution offered as a virtual appliance, AMI or Docker for private cloud deployment as a reverse proxy or plug-in to Nginx / Apache..
The mission of Turnaround Security is to tackle “hard problems” in the information security and privacy domains, innovate creative solutions, and bring them to market. AppSec DesignerTM is their flagship product.
Their principals have experience as Chief Information Security Officer, Enterprise Security Architect, Security Engineer, DevOps Engineer, Process Consultant, Lead Product Demonstrator, Paralegal, Game Developer, Programmer, and Electronics Engineering. They have served major corporations and government agencies, including the United States Secret Service, Department of Homeland Security, The United States Mint, The World Bank Group, Barclays, IBM, General Dynamics C4 Systems, Lockheed Martin, The Vanguard Group of Investment Companies, Chrysler, Visa International, Verizon Communications, United Services Automobile Association (USAA), UnitedHealth Group, U.S.
Department of Justice, Hostess Brands, Revlon, Neiman Marcus, and Bloomingdale’s. The concept that spawned the creation of Turnaround Security had its roots beginning in 2014, with their founder working as an Enterprise Security Architect on a large government project.
Faced with development leads that created system security plans that were lacking in quality, the ideas leading to AppSec DesignerTM were born. Prototypes were built and presented to various Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) chapter meetings, Shmoocon Epilogue, and the 2016 SABSA conference in Dublin, Ireland.
A Provisional Patent application was filed in July 2017. In October 2017, they launched a Kickstarter fundraising campaign to raise $60,000 for product development..
TwelveSec is an information security firm, specialising in assurance, compliance and ISMS services. Their expertise lies in penetration testing, vulnerability assessment, ISMS development, application architecture review, whitebox web application security assessment and risk assessment, as well as security studies.
TwelveSec has one of the most experienced penetration testing teams in Greece and the Balkan countries, while their network of associates extends across three regions; Europe, North America and the Middle East. Their team is comprised of veteran security specialists, who have extensive experience in the field and have implemented a large number of ICT security projects.
Having identified the needs and requirements of an industry driven by innovation and cutting-edge technology, TwelveSec was founded to address these needs and establish itself as one of the leading companies in the sector.. .
webScurity is all about web application security. webScurity Inc.
was founded in 2001 to serve the needs of a large financial institution, who, despite state-of-the-art perimeter defenses (firewalls, IDS/IPS, etc.) suffered a serious security breach. A thorough investigation of the incident concluded the attacker exploited a Web application vulnerability.
The way the application code was written provided an entry point for the perpetrator. Comprehensive application assessment policies were quickly instituted to make sure all Web applications adhered to secure coding guidelines before becoming available to customers, partners, and/or vendors over the Internet.
Serious security flaws were discovered in over 90% of the 70+ Web applications webScurity has examined. Their proactive security products were born from this extensive knowledge base..
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