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Hamza Achour

Smartworld offers cyber attack testing

Dubai, January 23, 2014

Smartworld, a leading master systems integrator and ICT service provider, has launched a new testing service that aims to prepare and protect local businesses and government agencies from cyber attacks.

Smartworld’s Smart Penetration & Vulnerability service provides key features like an automatic JavaScript analyzer that tests Ajax and Web applications; a visual macro recorder for web form and password testing and a multi-threaded lightning fast scanner that crawls and analyses websites including flash content, SOAP and AJAX and also checks the user's site against Google's hacking database.

The testing service utilizes an automated scanning engine accompanied by some of the latest tools like HTTP Editor, HTTP Sniffer and HTTP Fuzzer, which allows penetration testers to fine tune web application security checks.

In addition to these advanced tools, the automated scanning machine will also be able to automatically fill in web forms and authenticate each web log-in made. The service can also provide users with extensive security and error reports.

“Cyber attack incidences have reportedly grew in 2013, prompting companies and organizations to seek key solutions and services that can protect them from these malicious online threats,” said Hamza Achour, marketing, alliances & sales operations manager, Smartworld.

“We believe that a more comprehensive approach is needed to address this concern—utilizing a more proactive threat detection process that can easily identify online malware and reduce the risk of being attacked. Our new ‘Smart Penetration & Vulnerability’ testing service has been designed as a complete solution for the efficient and routine testing of your IT system ensuring that your applications are genuinely secure against today’s automated cyber attacks.”

The release of this new service proves to be both timely and strategic as a recent report from Cisco shows that 2013 saw a 14 per cent global increase in online attacks.

The report further points out that malware targeted for pharmaceutical, chemical, agriculture, mining and electronics industries increased by over 600 per cent. Meanwhile, efforts to hack the security of companies in the energy, oil and gas industries rose by over 400 per cent and hacking attempts toward retailers and wholesalers increased by over 100 per cent.

“Cybercriminals will never stop trying to compromise systems to obtain valuable information such as customer and private user data, corporate trade secrets and payment card information,” Achour added.

“We want to put a full stop to this problem by leveraging the ‘Smart Penetration & Vulnerability’ testing service across today’s businesses and bring them one step closer to building a comprehensive security strategy to reduce risk, protect data and safeguard their reputation,” he concluded. – TradeArabia News Service




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