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Web Application Threat Trend (WATT) Report Released from 2016 by Penta Security Systems

Trends show that hacking attempts targeting web applications vary greatly by industry, with SQL Injection accounting for the highest percentage in Transportation and Manufacturing-related industries

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Penta Security Systems Inc. has released its annual Web Application Threat Trend (WATT) Report from detection data gathered and analyzed in 2016. The report was compiled after thorough analysis of detection data from Penta Security’s Web Application Firewall (WAF), WAPPLES. The report analyzes web attack trends with the purpose of identifying the newest trends in web application threats, predicting future web attack patterns, and planning a holistic infosecurity strategy.

Covering attack trends that emerged under various data segmentations including industry type, continent of origin of attacks, and time of day, the report focuses on the analyses of five rules considered most important to the WAPPLES’ detection engine, with key elements from the OWASP (Open Web Application Security Project) Top 10: Cross-Site Scripting (XSS), SQL Injection, File Upload, Directory Traversal and Stealth Commanding. Penta Security’s security analysts found that not only did attack trends vary when data was segmented by continent of origin and time of day, but distinct web attack trends also existed across industries. Therefore contextual analysis is critical to effective optimization of security policies.

Different attack types were prominent for specific industries – for example, XSS showed to be prevalent in the Science & Technology industries as well as Social & Community industries as administration of websites belonging to this field tend to be relatively lax. Therefore, many attacks can be expected to target individual PCs and terminals that access these sites. However, File Upload attacks made up a significantly high proportion of attacks within Financial Services, as attackers tend to attempt to gain server system privileges or distribute malicious files to user PCs and terminals via the websites.

DS Kim, Chief Strategy Officer at Penta Security Systems, said, “It is interesting to see how the current web attack trends are not only changing according to different technological advances, but also that hackers are now strategizing to target different industries.” He continued, “The insights provided in the WATT report give corporations and organizations of all industries the information they need to anticipate attacks. By analyzing the data collected from our patented detection engine, we are able to offer valuable knowledge that can hopefully, reconstruct any organization’s security risk profile.

Other findings include:

  • Major attack type varies by continent. Analyzing trends from aggregate attack data is insufficient in revealing insights needed to inform an effective security strategy. While SQL Injection attacks accounted for the highest proportion of attacks overall, Cross-Site Scripting attacks were the most common in Asia
  • Primary attackers are launching persistent attacks against few targets. Primary attacker IPs worldwide were responsible for 30% of all attacks, utilizing SQL Injection and Cross-Site Scripting in three-quarters of their attacks.
  • The end of the work day is a peak time for attacks. During the window of time just after typical working hours, the intensity of web attacks more than double. Between 6pm and 7pm local time, the average rate of attacks was 9.4%, as compared to the hourly average of 4.2%.

The WATT report is a complete and detailed overview of detection data gathered from corporations and organizations currently using WAPPLES and Cloudbric. All participants consented to the gathering and dissemination of malicious traffic data during this particular study period (January 1, 2016 to December 31, 2016), and no additional customer information was collected.

The full report, as well as reports from previous years, is available for download here.

 


About us

Penta Security Systems Inc. is a leader in web, IoT, and data security solutions and services. With 20 years of IT security expertise in powering secured connections, Penta Security is the top cyber security vendor in Asia, as recognized by Frost & Sullivan, and APAC market share leader in the WAF industry.  Driving innovations across encryption, authentication, and signature-free firewall detection technology, Penta Security’s whole-system approach to security enables resilience in an era of hyper web integration and connectivity. For more information on Penta Security, visit www.pentasecurity.com. For partnership inquiries, email info@pentasecurity.com.

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The Release of Smart Factory Security Solutions

Automation World 2017 showcased various smart factory technologies,
including Penta Security’s “Penta Smart Factory Security”

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In March, participants flocked to Seoul, Korea to view smart factory technologies on display at Automation World 2017, a three-day expo dedicated to the latest developments in Industry 4.0 where cyber-physical systems interact with the physical world. Penta Security Systems Inc., a leading provider of web, IoT, and data security solutions and services, participated as an exhibitor to showcase its smart factory security solution “Penta Smart Factory Security.” The company also unveiled its smart metering security solution and the acclaimed connected car security solution, AutoCrypt.

As the market share leader for Web Application Firewall (WAF) in the Asia-Pacific region, “Penta Smart Factory Security” brought to light the crucial necessity of Smart Factory security. With the manufacturing sector’s adoption of Industry 4.0–which relies exclusively on IoT technology–the topic of Smart Factory security has been receiving increased attention. Because security threats in a traditional IT environment can also apply to Smart Factory environments, successful hacking attempts can cause interruptions or malfunctions in the manufacturing process, which in turn can result in tremendous economic losses.

Interest and demand for Smart Factory security has been especially high in Japan. In April 2016,  the Japanese government in cooperation with Germany set a goal to launch 50 smart factories throughout the country by 2020. In order to address security threats for countries like Japan that embrace smart factory environments as its model for future growth, Penta Security has developed the “Penta Smart Factory Security” solution.

Penta Smart Factory Security provides both software or hardware-type encryption modules to improve the security of IoT devices in smart factories. The solution also provides enhanced device authentication with Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) that supports mutual authentication, ensuring a secure communication environment for connected factory equipment.

Continuing to raise awareness in Asia for the need for IoT security solutions with next-level technology, Penta Security participated in AWS Summit Seoul 2017. The company also plans to exhibit its solutions at Automotive World 2018 in Tokyo. “Because all Smart Factory systems are automated, data and equipment security should receive the highest priority,” said DS Kim, Chief Strategy Officer at Penta Security Systems. “As a leading provider of IoT security technology, we plan on partnerships with key players in the industry in order to distribute and optimize our security solutions for safe application in various Smart Factory conditions.


About Penta Security

Penta Security Systems Inc. is a leader in web, IoT, and data security solutions and services. With 20 years of IT security expertise in powering secured connections, Penta Security is the top cyber security vendor in Asia, as recognized by Frost & Sullivan, and APAC market share leader in the WAF industry. Driving innovations across encryption, authentication, and signature-free firewall detection technology, Penta Security’s whole-system approach to security enables resilience in an era of hyper web integration and connectivity. For more information on Penta Security, visit www.pentasecurity.com. For partnership inquiries, email info@pentasecurity.com.

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Penta Security Systems Partners with ACE Pacific Group to Deliver WAPPLES to APAC Region

Penta Security Systems, a leader in web, IoT, and data security solutions and services in the Asia-Pacific region, has announced a partnership with Singapore-based security solution/service provider, ACE Pacific Group. Marking 20 years of IT expertise in the field of web security this year, Penta Security has steadily continued its expansion into Southeast Asia, solidifying and growing its foothold in the web and data security industry with WAPPLES, its leading security product which already enjoys market dominance.

While a Web Application Firewall (WAF) is the single most preventive security solution in the IT industry, traditional appliances create another problem of generating high false positives due to the fact that detection engines use pattern-matching and depend on signature updates. Recognizing the need for a logical analysis engine, Penta Security developed WAPPLES to be powered by superior detection technology. Seeking to deliver a powerful security solution to the APAC region and capture a share of the rapidly growing WAF market, ACE Pacific Group sought out a partnership with Penta Security Systems for its award-winning WAF, WAPPLES.

Recognized as the top WAF in APAC based on market share, WAPPLES boasts a logic-analysis based detection engine that does not require signature updates and offers an intuitive GUI management console. Because WAPPLES has proven capable of detecting web attacks with higher accuracy and precision than similar WAF services, Penta Security has attracted immense interest in the Southeast Asian region and has acquired new distributors like ACE Pacific Group. Penta Security seeks to maintain its strong presence in the APAC region through this mutually beneficial partnership.

Ivan Lo, Regional Sales Director of ACE Pacific Group said, “Strategically, this revolutionary partnership is a perfect fit to help us in delivering a robust WAF product to the Asia-Pacific region – an essential addition and complement to any suite of IT-security products and solutions. We are ecstatic about this partnership with Penta Security and how WAPPLES can significantly position ACE Pacific Group as a leading distributor in the region.”

Penta Security Systems’ Chief Strategy Officer Duk Soo Kim remarked,

“Frost & Sullivan selected Penta Security as 2016’s Asian Cyber Security Vendor of the Year and has recognized Penta’s increasing presence in the APAC market. Along with ACE Pacific Group’s established influence in Singapore and across the Southeast Asian region, enterprises, governments and NGOs in the region are starting to see the need to ramp up their cybersecurity deployments, and through this cooperative partnership, we’re confident that we will drive steady growth in the adoption of our superior WAF technology across more industries.”

About Penta Security

Penta Security Systems Inc. is a leader in web, IoT, and data security solutions and services. With 20 years of IT security expertise in powering secured connections, Penta Security is the top cyber security vendor in Asia, as recognized by Frost & Sullivan, and APAC market share leader in the WAF industry. Driving innovations across encryption, authentication, and signature-free firewall detection technology, Penta Security’s whole-system approach to security enables resilience in an era of hyper web integration and connectivity. For more information on Penta Security, please visit www.pentasecurity.com. For partnership inquiries, please email info@pentasecurity.com.

About ACE Pacific Group

ACE Pacific Group offers value-added services in IT-security such as Strategic & Security Consultancy, Technical Support and Training Programs for clients, ranging from government bodies, to financial and manufacturing firms included in the Fortune 500. ACE Pacific Group has successfully extended operations overseas to Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand and Hong Kong and is determined to continue building upon its foothold in the region together with channel partners. For more information on ACE Pacific Group, please visit www.ace-pac.com. For inquiries, email sales@ace-pac.com.

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WAPPLES Web Application Firewall Interoperability for HPE Security ArcSight

Integration allows customers to increase effective security operations for quicker detection and response

Penta Security Systems Inc., a leading Web and Data security provider in the Asian-Pacific region, announced its partnership with HPE through the HPE Security Technology Alliance Partners (TAP) Program. The partnership allows for customers to integrate the HPE ArcSight solution with Penta Security’s web application firewall (WAF), WAPPLES.

The need for HPE ArcSight Interoperability

Recognizing the increased demand from customers, Penta Security worked with the HPE TAP program to integrate its web application firewall (WAF), WAPPLES, with HPE ArcSight. TAP supports interoperability standards between HPE Security solutions like ArcSight and third-party security solutions like WAPPLES.

A market leading WAF in the Asia-Pacific region, WAPPLES differs from traditional WAF appliances and does not require signature updates. Instead, it intelligently analyzes traffic for malicious behavior through its patented logic-analysis based engine, COCEP™, resulting in extremely low false positives.

Duk Soo Kim, head of the Planning Division at Penta Security stated, “With our market leader presence in the APAC region, our next aim is to enhance the compatibility of Penta Security solutions worldwide. Through technology integration with platforms like HPE Arcsight, we hope to offer even more customers the ability to rapidly respond and prevent the increasing cyber threats of today’s connected society.”

HPE ArcSight ESM is a comprehensive Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) platform that identifies and prioritizes threats in real-time, ensuring that enterprises can quickly respond to and remediate threats. With the ability to collect and store logs from various security devices, regardless of system log, database and file type, as well as deliver analysis with a high rate of correlation, the solution has seen high demand from customers in Asia Pacific.


About Penta Security: With over 19 years of IT security expertise, Penta Security Systems Inc. (CEO/Founder Seokwoo Lee) is recognized by Frost & Sullivan as 2016’s Asian Cyber Security Vendor of the Year. For more information on Penta Security and its encryption technology, please visit www.pentasecurity.com. For partnership inquiries, please email global@pentasecurity.com.

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Cited by Gartner in 2016 Hype Cycle for Data Security

Listed as sample vendors for FPE and Database Encryption, Penta Security receives attention for its developments

format preserving encryption data security sample vendorSeoul, Korea: Penta Security Systems Inc., a leading Web and Data security provider in the Asian-Pacific region, announced that it has been listed as a sample vendor for two technologies, Format Preserving Encryption (FPE) and Database Encryption, in the Gartner 2016 Hype Cycle for Data Security.[1] Each year, Gartner, Inc. publishes visual representations of maturity and adoption of various technologies and applications. It cites vendors that are relevant to business development in the particular field. Within the last year, numerous corporations and entities worldwide have had their data breached. This further highlights the need for data security and encryption technologies.

Database Encryption

In 2016’s Hype Cycle for Data Security, Penta Security was cited as a sample vendor for Database Encryption. Database Encryption is in the early stages of mainstream in terms of maturity. Penta Security’s Head of Planning, Duk Soo Kim stated, “After research and development over the course of many years, we’re pleased to see the technology becoming increasingly prevalent in the market. As the industry continues to develop and mature, we will most certainly be keeping up with the latest in database encryption technology.”

FPE (Format Preserving Encryption)

Additionally, Penta Security was listed under Format Preserving Encryption as a sample vendor. Still largely a new field, FPE allows for encrypted data to maintain its structure with minimal modifications. While previously less utilized, its adoption has become more widespread due to NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) establishing secure FPE implementation standards. Regarding this listing in the Hype Cycle, Kim remarked, “Technology and security are constantly changing and being challenged. Therefore, being named as a sample vendor for a technology like FPE confirms that we are implementing technologies taken on by early adapters, not just traditionally utilized.”

Penta Security is a leading vendor for data security solutions, including its encryption solution, D’Amo. By using FPE technology, D’Amo allows for implementation of encryption technology to sensitive data fields without modification to schema in the database environment.  With businesses having their data become increasingly more complicated in their mission-critical applications (such as ERP, CRM, HRM), continued attention to data security practices is crucial.

Disclaimer:

Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner’s research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

About Penta Security:

With over 19 years of IT security expertise, Penta Security Systems Inc. (CEO/Founder Seokwoo Lee) is recognized by Frost & Sullivan as 2016’s Asian Cyber Security Vendor of the Year. For more information on Penta Security and its encryption technology, please visit www.pentasecurity.com. For partnership inquiries, please email info@pentasecurity.com.


[1] Gartner, Hype Cycle for Data Security, 2016 by Brian Lowans, July 13, 2016: https://www.gartner.com/doc/3371735/hype-cycle-data-security-

Asian Cyber Security Vendor of the Year: Honored for 2016

APAC market leader Penta Security Systems Inc. awarded by Frost & Sullivan

frost sullivan cyber security vendor awardSeoul, Korea: On June 15, Penta Security Systems Inc. was awarded the honor of Frost & Sullivan Asian Cyber Security Vendor of the Year. The award was given at this year’s 13th annual Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific ICT Awards Banquet in Singapore.

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Frost & Sullivan selected Penta Security Systems after concluding evaluations with a team of 30 analysts and consultants based in the Asian-Pacific region. Analysts examined a variety of indicators including revenue growth, market share, leadership in product innovation, major customer acquisitions, and business and market strategy. Specifically, Frost & Sullivan noted that Penta Security continues to make headway into new industries with its smart car security solution, AutoCrypt. AutoCrypt detects vehicular attacks from external systems utilizing its Application Layer Firewall, and has garnered significant attention with the increase in the news of vulnerabilities in smart cars.

CEO and Founder Seokwoo Lee attended the annual ICT Awards Banquet in Singapore in order to receive the award.

Regarding reception of the award, he stated, “We are honored to receive the Asian Cyber Security Vendor of the Year award. It confirms the 19 years of hard work we have put into development in information security.” He added, “We will continue to pursue excellence and growth in web and data security – not only in APAC, but worldwide.”

Having built relationships globally among enterprises and institutions, Penta Security Systems has grown rapidly along with the rise in demand for web and data security products. In 2015, its web application firewall (WAF) WAPPLES was acknowledged by Frost & Sullivan as the leading WAF in the APAC region in terms of market share.  The top WAF in Korea for three consecutive years, WAPPLES boasts a COCEP™ (Contents Classification and Evaluation Processing) engine, rather than traditional pattern-matching methods utilized by other cyber security vendors.


About Penta Security:

Penta Security Systems Inc. was founded in 1997 by CEO Seokwoo Lee. The company is a market leading provider of web and data security products, solutions, and services in the APAC region. Penta Security protects more than 117,000 websites. Additionally, it blocks more than 108,000,000 web attacks per month. Recognized by Frost & Sullivan, Penta Security Systems is the top Web Application Firewall vendor in the APAC Region based on market share.

For more information on Penta Security, please visit www.pentasecurity.com. For potential partnership inquiries, please send an email to info@pentasecurity.com. For more details on the Asia Pacific ICT Awards, please visit http://www.ict-awards.com/.

Best SME Security Solution at 2016 SC Magazine Awards Europe

Cloudbric recognized for its Web Application Firewall (WAF) and website analytics features,
designed for small to mid-sized businesses

Seoul, Korea: On June 7th, Penta Security Systems announced that Cloudbric, its full-service website security solution, was chosen as the winner of the Best SME Security Solution in the Industry Leaders category at the 2016 SC Magazine Awards Europe. The award was presented at the annual SC Awards Gala. It was held this year at the stunning Old Billingsgate venue in London. Penta Security was present along with other competitive industry names such as Sophos and Barracuda Networks.

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Each year, a panel of IT security experts from the private and public sectors reviews hundreds of entries. They narrow the field down to a select group of finalists. The finalists then go through a rigorous, in-depth analysis that includes applicable research, analyst reports, and/or product reviews. Cloudbric was selected as this year’s winner in Best SME Security Solution. The decision was made after a thorough and comprehensive analysis of each finalist.

“It is so important to encourage and praise innovation, recognize those who raise the bar, and reward exemplars who facilitate best practice. Cloudbric is a great example of this within the industry,” remarked Tony Morin, Editor in Chief, SC Magazine UK.

Best SME Security Solution

With Cloudbric, all customers receive comprehensive website protection features including a Web Application Firewall (WAF), CDN, and SSL, as well as timely and attentive customer support regardless of the payment plan. Especially the WAF, utilizing Penta Security’s patented logic-analysis engine, COCEP™ (Contents Classification and Evaluation Processing), provides customers with deeper assurance in their website protection. Additionally, with the Cloudbric dashboard, users can easily manage their businesses with more reliable numbers. This allows them to make more informed marketing and budgeting decisions. The judges of the SC Magazine Awards Europe agreed that the entry was a strong response.

Head of Planning at Penta Security Systems, Duk Soo Kim stated,security solution winner award banner for european awards in 2016

“Through its 19-year-history, Penta Security has sought to bring quality, unrivaled web security to the global market. This was further confirmed for us after reception of the Cyber Defense Magazine Awards back in March for our WAF, WAPPLES, and open source DB encryption solution, MyDiamo. Now, Cloudbric joins the ranks, and we look forward to its continued achievements worldwide.”


About Cloudbric

Cloudbric is an elite full service website security solution specifically designed for IT novices, entrepreneurs, and small and medium businesses. First launched in 2015, Cloudbric is based on the enterprise level Web Application Firewall by Penta Security Systems, a global information security firm headquartered in Seoul, Korea. Penta Security has served more than 3,100 customers for over eleven years. For more information on Cloudbric’s web security service, please visit https://www.cloudbric.com or contact support(at)cloudbric(dot)com.

About SC Magazine

SC Magazine Awards Europe is lauded as one of the most prestigious awards for IT security professionals and products. For more information and a detailed list of categories and winners, please visit http://www.scawardseurope.com/.

Web Application Threat Trends: Penta Security Systems Releases Bi-Annual Report

Second half of 2015 sees sharp increases in hacking attempts targeting website vulnerabilities

Seoul, Korea: Penta Security Systems Inc. has released its bi-annual Web Application Threat Report. Data is collected from detection reports gathered and analyzed in the second half of 2015. It is compiled from approximately 1000 separate units of Penta Security’s Web Application Firewall (WAF), WAPPLES. The units are from customers who have consented to the threat report. Penta Security does not release any sensitive customer data. Through this report, customers are able to gain insight on the newest trends in web application threats, and gain assistance in planning accordingly for future attacks.

Web Application Threat Trends:

In the second half of 2015, the threat report found that a significant portion of the attacks were Vulnerability Assessment attacks (roughly 400 million detections). Many were labelled as “Critical” in terms of risk levels. Vulnerability Assessment refers to when attempts are made to determine the vulnerabilities of a web server.

For web attacks corresponding to OWASP (Open Web Application Security Project) Top 10 attacks, Injection was the most prevalent, at 31%. Injection, where malicious codes are inserted in order to attack applications, causes extensive damage despite the comparatively easy execution process. Second, a high detection was measured for Security Misconfiguration at 26%. Security Misconfiguration attacks are when security settings are re-defined and the system is compromised. This can give hackers access to private data.

The report additionally includes the “WAPPLES Black List Top 30,” a list of source IPs from various countries and networks that have been categorized as spam or hacking with high danger levels.

Penta Security’s Head of Planning, Duk Soo Kim, stated:

web application threat trends“When infiltrators to the system succeed in their target, there could be a multitude of issues as a result of attacks: information leakage, defacement, and even complete server malfunction. Our hope is that through our analytical reports, there can be a push for better access control in order to better prepare to face these types of trends head-on, especially for those responsible for server security.”

For the full copy of the web application threat trends report from the second half of 2015, please visit the Reports section of the Penta Security Systems website.


About Penta Security:

Penta Security Systems Inc. (CEO/Founder Seokwoo Lee) is a leading provider in data and cyber security solutions and services. With over 19 years of IT security expertise, Penta Security is recognized by Frost & Sullivan as the top Web Application Firewall vendor in the APAC region based on market share. For more information on Penta Security Web security services, please visit www.pentasecurity.com/en. For potential partnership inquiries, please send an email to info@pentasecurity.com

Finalist for the SC Magazine Awards 2016 Europe

Shortlisted for the Best SME Security solution category

Penta Security Systems Inc, a global information security company headquartered in Seoul, has been named as a finalist for the SC Awards 2016 Europe for outstanding industry leadership in information security. Cloudbric is one of five total finalists being recognized in the Best SME Security Solution category. The category acknowledges superior services that help customers address the most pressing cyber-security threats. The winners will be announced at the SC Magazine Awards Europe ceremony to be held in London on Tuesday 7th June at a stunning new central London venue on the Riverside of the Thames, Old Billingsgate.

SC Magazine Awards Europe

The SC Magazine Awards Europe is the information security industry’s most prominent recognition. Winners in the Threat Solution categories are decided by an expert panel of judges. They are hand-picked by SC Magazine UK’s editorial team. Breadth of knowledge and experience in the information security industry are crucial. The awards honor both the cyber-security professionals working in the trenches. Additionally the products and services that help protect today’s corporate world from a myriad of ever-changing threats are considered.

“Penta Security’s website protection solution represents some of the most innovative and effective security technologies on the market today,” said Tony Morbin, Editor in chief SC Magazine UK. “As attackers develop and deploy new approaches to compromising sensitive information, companies are challenged to keep pace. Cloudbric was named an SC Award finalist for its efforts to raise the bar for the security industry.”

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What is Cloudbric?

Cloudbric is an elite full service website security solution specifically designed for small to mid-sized businesses. Penta Security Systems has found most SMEs do not have the proper resources to counteract malicious web attacks. Most attacks target sensitive customer data. Therefore, Penta Security launched Cloudbric in early 2015 to better serve the SMB market. Cloudbric offers a free enterprise level security package regardless of business size. TJ Jung, VP of Product & Technology for Cloudbric, said:

“Unlike mainstream security vendors that prefer to charge website owners per premium security feature, Cloudbric provides a full suite of website security features, such as web application firewall, CDN, SSL, DDoS protection, as a set standard.”


About Penta Security Systems

Penta Security is a global information security firm headquartered in Seoul, South Korea. It specializes in web application security, database encryption, as well as access management. With over 19 years of IT security expertise, Penta Security blocks more than 108,000,000 web attacks per month. Recognized by Frost & Sullivan, Penta Security Systems is the number one Web Application Firewall vendor in the APAC Region based on market share. For more information about Penta Security and Cloudbric, please visit http://www.pentasecurity.com/en and http://www.cloudbric.com or contact Cloudbric at support@cloudbric.com.


About SC Magazine UK

SC Magazine UK provides IT security professionals with in-depth and unbiased information through timely news, comprehensive analysis, cutting-edge features, contributions from thought leaders and the best, most extensive collection of product reviews in the business. By offering a consolidated view of IT security through independent product tests and well-researched editorial content that provides the contextual backdrop for how these IT security tools will address larger demands put on businesses today, SC Magazine UK enables IT security pros to make the right security decisions for their companies. Besides the quarterly print magazine, special Spotlight editions and daily website, the brand’s portfolio includes the SC Congress and Expo series (London, Amsterdam, New York, Chicago, Toronto), SC Awards, Roundtables, Webinars and SC Magazine Newswire.

Honored at 2016 Cyber Defense Magazine Awards

Penta Security’s WAPPLES and MyDiamo Win at the 4th annual awards

On February 29th, 2016, it was announced that Penta Security would be honored with two awards by Cyber Defense Magazine (CDM). CDM is one of the industry’s leading electronic information security magazines. It is also the official media partner of the RSA® Conference 2016. Penta Security’s WAPPLES was chosen as the Hot Company in Web Application Security for 2016. MyDiamo was awarded the Editor’s Choice in Data Leakage Prevention for 2016.

Cyber Defense Magazine

Cyber Defense Magazine, along with a panel of leading independent information security experts, performs thorough research and review of potential award nominees for various security categories. The panel is also recognized for multiple cyber security related certifications, such as Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Founding Member of the Department of Homeland Security (FMDHS), and Certified Ethical Hacking (CEH).

WAPPLES

Penta Security was honored for their Web Application Firewall (WAF), WAPPLES, which is powered by a patented Logic Based Analysis Engine. This detection technology enables WAPPLES to intelligently detect and filter web attacks at a higher accuracy rate with lower false positives than other industry competitors. WAPPLES is currently the number one Web Application Firewall in the APAC region based on market share. Additionally, WAPPLES technology also powers other cloud based solutions from Penta Security. Some of these include WAPPLES V-Series, which can be customized for any virtual or cloud infrastructure, and Cloudbric, a cloud based WAF service targeted for small and medium businesses.

“We’re thrilled to recognize next-generation innovation in the information security marketplace and that’s why Penta Security has earned this award from Cyber Defense Magazine. Some of the best INFOSEC defenses come from these kinds of forward thinking players who think outside of the box,” said Pierluigi Paganini, Editor-in-Chief, Cyber Defense Magazine.

MyDiamo Recognition

Additionally, recognition was given to Penta Security’s MyDiamo, an engine-level encryption software for open source databases. OSS DBs include MySQL, MariaDB, and PerconaDB. From 2013 to present, MyDiamo has been downloaded over 2,000 times. It has become a leading open source database encryption software.

“The recognition of MyDiamo and WAPPLES from Cyber Defense Magazine further validates our company as an innovator. It is a great endorsement, and shows that we can provide quality products for maximum security,” said Duk Soo Kim, Penta Security’s Head of Product Planning.

For more information on Penta Security or Cloudbric web security services please visit www.pentasecurity.com/en and www.cloudbric.com. For potential partnership inquiries, please send an email to info@pentasecurity.com or info@cloudbric.com.