Qualys today announced its partnership with iViZ, the industry’s premier cloud-based penetration testing service for web applications, to help companies ensure and validate the security of their web applications and web sites. The partnership combines the highly automated testing of QualysGuard Web Application Scanning (WAS) with iViZ Penetration Testing Technology, coupled with comprehensive manual testing.
"As web applications have become a focus for attackers, web application security has become a priority for enterprises," said Charles Kolodgy, research vice president for IDC’s security products. "But scanning and remediating web application vulnerabilities is challenging because of their complexity and the sheer number of custom web applications. Automated web application scanning combined with manual testing can help organizations identify and validate exploitable vulnerabilities. With this knowledge organizations can pinpoint exactly what needs to be remediated."
With the new partnership, iViZ will use QualysGuard WAS to perform automated web application scans, accurately cataloging and discovering web application vulnerabilities for their clients. Then iViZ will use its Penetration Testing technologies, combined with manual validation of the findings, and perform business logic testing to deliver comprehensive web application testing, helping customers remediate any issues. Comprehensive reports will be delivered to customers through the iViZ secure web portal, including an executive summary of the results and scope of testing with full details.
"Consultant-based penetration testing is not just costly, but is also impossible to scale since there aren’t enough humans on earth to test the 600 million online websites. The strategic partnership of Qualys and iViZ aims to solve this big problem by providing a high quality, scalable and affordable cloud-based offering to secure and remediate web applications globally," said Bikash Barai, CEO and co-founder of iViZ Security.