NT OBJECTives Releases New NTOSpider On-Demand
Software as a Service Offering Now Gives Enterprises Complete Control over Web Application Security Scanning Costs without Installing and Managing Software
July 20, 2012
NT OBJECTives, a leading provider of comprehensive and accurate web application security software, services and SaaS, today announced the general availability of a new Software as a Service (SaaS) offering, NTOSpider On-Demand. The new cloud-based service enables organizations to scan thousands of applications faster than ever before while controlling scanning costs and optimizing accuracy by choosing a customized mix of automation and professional services. This level of flexibility and control enables enterprises to scan an unprecedented number of web applications all without installing and managing software.
NTOSpider On-Demand arrives at an important time as SaaS is quickly becoming a preferred approach for application security because enterprises lack the time, budget and security staff to implement web application security programs that adequately combat cyber attacks which are now happening daily or hourly according to 51 percent of CEOs surveyed by the Ponemon Institute.
“There seems to be an air of urgency when it comes to web application security whether it is due to a direct or indirect breach, or possibly a compliance mandate,” says Dan Kuykendall co-founder and CTO of NT OBJECTives. “Whatever the case may be, we realized a 100 percent growth by customers who need to secure in a hurry and SaaS is a fast, effective and budget smart way to do this. In introducing a new NTOSpider On-Demand, enterprises have an immediate and customizable application scanning solution.”
NTOSpider On-Demand works as a cloud-based platform that scales to support scanning and reporting on thousands of applications. It allows enterprises to initiate application assessment for selected applications, configure and execute the assessment and generate management reports. Regular re-checks can be conducted as needed to review vulnerability findings for confirmed accuracy. For high priority applications requiring deeper testing, enterprises also have the option to add NTO’s vulnerability validation and/or custom business process testing professional services for the functionality requiring human testers. Additionally, NTO’s expert team will also review remediation reports with the customer’s development staff to put a remediation plan in place.
“With NTOSpider On-Demand, security teams now have the ability to conduct automated, comprehensive scans of thousands of applications, incredibly fast, which will save enterprises a ton of money, yet they still have a unique level of control over testing.” said Dan Kuykendall co-founder and CTO of NT OBJECTives. “We are talking about real scalability here. We have been able to do comprehensive automated scans of thousands of applications for one organization and deliver vulnerability validation reports in 10 days time. When you combine that kind of scalability with accuracy, you start to achieve some real cost savings.”
Features and Benefits:
NTOSpider On-Demand provides a responsive and scalable security solution with the ability to scan and report on thousands of application vulnerabilities within a short duration of time based on immediate needs.
Easy to use
Users interact with a SaaS version of NTOEnterprise to initiate, schedule and conﬁgure application scans through a simple user interface. On-Demand scans can be scheduled to run at regular monthly or quarterly intervals to provide ongoing monitoring of the organization’s application security issues. NTOSpider On-Demand’s GUI interface enables easy review of scans in progress, recent scans, conﬁguration settings, currently scheduled and conﬁgure application scans through a simple user interface.
NTOSpider On-Demand provides centralized control and automation over all aspects of enterprise web application scanning.
NTOSpider On-Demand works to quickly scale to address user’s needs whether for hundreds or thousands of applications. Not only does NTOSpider On-Demand have the ability to run an unlimited number of simultaneous scans, but it is also able to automatically create new scan engines to handle increased workloads.
Expert-driven Enhanced Services
NTOLabs professional services team can be leveraged to provide expert level application security testing and enhanced services options, including,
- Augmenting the automated scan process with deeper testing
- Confirming findings to further reduce the time required by your organization’s development team to remediate the identified vulnerabilities
- Testing the branches of business logic in the application that require manual testing.
“The level of scanning automation built into NTOSpider On-Demand combined with the ability to add additional services gives customers the ability to determine how much they are going to spend on each application. They can choose which applications require manual testing of business logic and vulnerability validations services, and which applications need only a comprehensive automated scan.”
Read more about NTOSpider On-Demand at http://www.ntobjectives.com/services/ondemand-saas-security-scanning/
About NT OBJECTives
NT OBJECTives, Inc. has been dedicated to solving the most difficult application security challenges for over 10 years. NTO’s software, SaaS and services solutions are designed to help organizations build the most comprehensive, efficient, accurate web application security program. NTO’s SaaS offering, NTOSpider On-Demand, can be augmented with enhanced services including false positive validation and business logic testing. NT OBJECTives is privately held with headquarters in Irvine, CA.
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