Digital Defense Inc has revamped its vulnerability testing application services to make them more user-friendly and appeal more to non-technical customers.
The firm this week announced version 3.0 of its Frontline service, which uses a combination of remote scanning and a local appliance to assemble information about which networked devices are open to which vulnerabilities.
As part of a move to a full application service provider model, Frontline has had its scan scheduling and report creation processes revamped to use a web-based interface. All the functions are controlled by the customer.
Previously, there was some human interaction with Digital Defense required to set up a scan, and sometimes customers would forget when they had booked the scan and think they were being attacked, according to CTO Rick Fleming.
To increase its appeal to management-level users, the services can now create reports that demonstrate compliance with regulatory requirements, executives said. The service can also produce reports showing vulnerability trends over time.
Digital Defense focuses mainly on smaller financial services companies, such as credit unions, and the company claims to have a lot of domain knowledge in this particular vertical. In total, the firm says it has about 280 clients.
Despite the upgrades, it’s still a low-price offering, with pricing based on network size and starting at just $395 per month for unlimited scans. The average customer spends around $1,500 a month, according to CEO Joseph Cooper.