Plynt penetration tests give assurance to consumers that the SaaS offering is secure and resilient to the latest attacks
San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) October 22, 2008
"Softletter's research shows that security is the number one concern for SaaS consumers", said Rick Chapman, editor of Softletter, the leading voice on SaaS. In June 2008, Gartner also forecast that security fears are a key factor influencing the adoption of SaaS in the enterprise.
Plynt assists SaaS providers gain greater acceptance in the enterprise. Roshen Chandran, CTO of Plynt, presented a roadmap that would enable SaaS providers to promise strong security to their consumers. Drawing on Plynt's experience working with SaaS providers in the US and UK, Roshen presented a 9-point plan that successful SaaS providers have been using to strengthen their security posture and win consumer confidence. "SaaS provides a compelling cost advantage in these economic conditions, and a step-by-step approach to security can unlock their potential fully", he said. He also dispelled some common myths and half-truths about SaaS security, pointing out how SaaS vendors are uniquely placed to offer stronger security to their consumers.
The Plynt security roadmap focused on training developers, defining secure coding standards, periodic network penetration tests, application penetration tests, code reviews and 24x7 security monitoring in addition to traditional defenses like SSL, firewalls and Intrusion Detection Systems.
"Plynt penetration tests give assurance to consumers that the SaaS offering is secure and resilient to the latest attacks", said Sachin Varghese, Vice President Sales and Marketing at Plynt. "We see a lot of our SaaS clients use the Plynt certificate to demonstrate to their end consumers how seriously they have taken security", says Sachin.
The SaaS University Conference just concluded in San Francisco, CA.
Plynt is the security testing division of Paladion, the full service information security provider. Paladion manages technology and operational risks in a continuous and holistic manner. Paladion is promoted by N.S. Raghavan, co-founder of Infosys Technologies Limited (INFY). With a global footprint across 16 countries and actively managing security for over 300 customers, Paladion today is the fastest growing security services firm in Asia. It has been ranked amongst the Top 500 Fastest Growing Technology Firm in Asia, two years in succession, by Deloitte. Paladion provides unique technology platform and integrated services framework to actively monitor, reduce and prevent risks on 24x7 basis. Our managed security technology has won several awards and accolades globally, including being ranked as Red Herring Top 100 Asia Finalist.
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