Avantica Technologies Expands Security Assessment and Review Service in North America

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Nearshore Software Engineering Services Specialist Helps Organizations Optimize Confidentiality, Integrity and Availability of Critical Information Assets

Avantica Technologies, one of the largest Nearshore software engineering services companies in Latin America, announced today the expansion of its Security Assessment and Review Service to North America. Avantica’s Security Consultants will deliver the service to its start-up, Software 500 and industry customers.

Avantica offers two security testing services, “Security Assessment” and “Security Review”. Both services are designed to insure organizations harden information access from unauthorized users or systems; guarantee information availability to authorized users; and safeguard information accuracy.

“Our Security Assessment and Review Services are complementary, with the former reviewing the system under operational circumstances in order to identify vulnerabilities,” explained Juan Carlos Porras, Quality Assurance Manager at Avantica Technologies. “The Security Review Service instead uses code reviews and extensively analyzes design documents and architecture diagrams to identify security gaps and breaches.”

Managing information security has become more complex as the number of internal and external security threats increase. Third party security testing helps organizations intelligently assess threats and risks to information systems; develop risk mitigation strategies; and insure identified security risks remain within acceptable levels.

Recent surveys by security experts suggest that despite wide adoption of security tools, most organizations do not allocate significant budget or resources to insuring application security. Dark Reading, a publication that follows the security industry, wrote recently that lack of budget allocation is about to change. Nearly half of the companies it surveyed plan to increase IT security spending in 2013. Areas of particular focus will be mobile device management, endpoint data lead prevention, and application-aware firewalls.

Avantica’s security services deliver:

Security Assessment:    

  • Security Mechanisms Review
  • Risk-based Security Testing
  • Usual Sprint    
  • Threat Modeling / Risk Analysis
  • Security Systems Mapping
  • Testing Suite Creation
  • Test Case Execution
  • Assessment Report

Security Review:

  • Threat Modeling
  • Architectural & Design Review
  • Gap Analysis
  • Code Injection
  • Test Case Execution
  • Review Report

The company’s deep experience in Nearshore driven distributed Agile software development and QA testing gives it a unique understanding of its customers’ engineering infrastructure - both on-premise and Cloud - software and systems layers. Avantica’s security services are targeted at both early stage software companies, the Software 500 and industry.

About Avantica Technologies
Avantica Technologies specializes in providing software engineering services well-suited to both start-up and established software companies. Avantica's experience across the software development lifecycle - from design to development, testing and professional services - provides unique value to the company's Enterprise, Cloud, Social Networking, Consumer Web, Financial and Mobile app customers. The 20-year-old company is headquartered in Silicon Valley with engineering centers in Latin America (Costa Rica, Peru). Our model is partner-centric, distributed Agile, English language, U.S. time-zone, economical, and quality software engineering across the SDLC. Avantica Technologies can be found at http://www.avantica.net.

Marisol Briceno, mbriceno(at)avantica(dot)net, (650)-587-1525

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