There are many ways in which cyber criminals manage to breach corporate defences, but web applications are by far the most vulnerable part of any computer network. Only constant scanning and ruthless control can help find vulnerabilities before the criminals do.
An F-Secure Labs study has found that 75% of current cyber attacks occur on the application layer which targets the part of the internet that essentially faces the end-user. Even though the detection of these common attacks is well understood by network security experts, it is a great deal more difficult to detect attacks on this application layer. To solve this and other cyber security vulnerabilities on a network, leading cyber security experts F-Secure developed their Radar product; a sophisticated, enterprise-grade vulnerability scanning and management solution that provides the necessary tools to control and manage IT security risks. F-Secure Radar helps medium-sized and large enterprises to identify and remediate known vulnerabilities in any platform or web application. It finds where an organisation’s assets are vulnerable, allowing IT managers to then minimise attack surfaces in order to reduce the risk of attack.

Unlike any other vulnerability solution on the market, F-Secure Radar features web topology mapping which allows IT managers to easily browse through all targets in order to quickly identify and expand the possible attack surface. In the event of news of a newly-announced network vulnerability being received, but not knowing how to identify vulnerable systems on a particular network, by using F-Secure Radar, information security managers can generate a threat-assessment report of their organisation’s Internet and web topology. This then gives the security team incomparable visibility and foresight into the current cyber security risks.

F-Secure Radar provides users with the surety of knowing that they are detecting weaknesses and threats immediately, thereby boosting network and application security and ensuring regulatory compliance. F-Secure Radar also offers unparalleled vulnerability scanning, thanks to robust, always-up-to-date scanning engines and an intuitive management dashboard.

For too many businesses and people, security is very often an afterthought. However, there’s little point in being connected to everything important if one’s precious data, identities and transactions aren’t secure. It’s no longer a question of whether you or your business will be targeted by cyber criminals, but when, and the most important questions that then need to be asked are: will you be adequately prepared in the event of an attack and will you recover from attacks without any substantial losses?

About F-Secure

F-Secure Corporation is a world-leading international cyber security and privacy company with headquarters in Helsinki, Finland.

The company has 20 country offices and a presence in more than 100 countries, with Security Lab operations in Helsinki, Finland and in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. In addition to their core corporate business, F-Secure also has millions of broadband customers globally using their services through more than 200 operator partners.

With Radar Managed Services vulnerability scanning and Rapid Detection Service as flagship products, the company continues to expand into the corporate market with enterprise-grade offerings. F-Secure Corporation is publicly traded on the Helsinki Stock Exchange under the symbol, FSC1V.

About Camsoft

Camsoft Solutions has been in business for over 20 years and comprises two divisions: Data Security and CRM.

The Data Security division provides security solutions and services to a wide range of customers throughout Africa and our expertise and capabilities include solutions for secure unified messaging and archiving solutions, anti-virus, anti-spam, spyware, authentication, secure access and firewalls. Our technology partners include Mimecast for messaging, F-Secure for server and desktop security and Checkpoint for firewalls.

Camsoft Solutions has also successfully implemented and supported CRM projects at companies of all sizes, ranging from SOHO installations to corporates with several thousand users. Camsoft is capable of providing full, turnkey data security and CRM solutions, including software sales, training, support, development and service level agreements, where required.

With service offices in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban, Camsoft provides the full range of technical services to a variety of different customers, including ISPs, banks, insurers, manufacturers, retailers, recruitment agencies and call centres, among others.

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