SaaS-based offering to identify web-based application security threats
Verizon Business has launched new Application Vulnerability Scanning (AVS) offerings, which it claims to help businesses understand, identify and mitigate web-based, application-security threats.
According to Verizon Business, the new software-as-a-service (SaaS) offering provides a programmatic approach to enterprise application security offering companies a systematic way of safeguarding applications through a three-pronged approach focusing on visibility, flexibility, and control.
The company said that the new AVS services offer customisable web site vulnerability information through an online dashboard that identifies and verifies customer threats and severity ratings using an advanced assessment methodology that virtually eliminates false positives. It also helps customers meet the PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard) application-security testing requirements.
Verizon Business said that the new offering uses its web application firewall (WAF) capability to provide service to remediate risk and once security risks are identified, the company can translate these risks into rules that are applied to the customer’s application firewall to immediately block attacks.
The Verizon Application Vulnerability Scanning service is part of the company’s security offerings, aimed at helping enterprises and government agencies manage security risk and protect company assets. The portfolio includes governance risk and compliance offering, data loss and prevention offerings, identity management offerings, and managed security services.
Peter Tippett, vice president of innovation and technology at Verizon Business, said: Protection of Web-based applications tops our customers’ security wish list, and rightly so as more companies Web-enable their corporate applications. With our new AVS service, Verizon Business is providing an enterprise-class solution that can easily and reliably be deployed without the need for expensive custom testing programs.
The service is available in the US, Canada and 13 countries in Eurorpe and Asia-Pacific regions. It comes in three different options, baseline, standard and premium based on the size, complexity and profile of the customer’s web site.