Application security encompasses measures taken throughout the application’s life-cycle to prevent exceptions in the security policy of an application or the underlying system through flaws in the design, development, deployment, upgrade or maintenance of the application. Conventional network security appliances do not protect resources and services from application level of risks and threats. Modern day threats are very much focused and targeted towards application level, often bypassing traditional security systems.
E-commerce web servers are susceptible to cross site scripting attacks, directory traversal, buffer overflows, brute force login whilst database servers are vulnerable to SQL injections, data manipulation attacks or unauthorized privileged access. With such application security risks that threatens your organizations ability to be online and functional; critical services need to be protected with a defense-in-depth tiered model. With stateful-firewall and IPS creating the first line of defense, dedicated application security solutions are required to be designed, deployed and implemented acting as your second line of defense.
Application security solutions specifically protect critical services and resources that allow your business to be functional whilst minimizing business risk that is acceptable.
DTS specialize in Application Security in the following domains;
- Web Application Firewall
- Database Security