Web security specialist RedShield gets US outlet

Wellington based web application security specialist RedShield Security has signed Connect IT Solutions as its US agent

Wellington based web application security specialist RedShield Security has signed Connect IT Solutions as its US agent.

According to co-founder and CEO Andy Prow RedShield is the world’s first web application protection service to target 100 percent mitigation of known exploits.

Connect IT Solutions CTO, Dave Reoch said he had not seen any other technology able to mitigate all findings in web application penetration testing reports. “That is absolutely necessary for our customers to extend the life of their application and to hit service and audit dates,” he said.

RedShield says customer use its service to extend the life of applications that have failed security audits where direct software remediation is impractical, but it has also seen a recent uptick in two other generic use cases: short term shielding of applications that need to hit in-service or audit dates where the software development teams are constrained; and to delivery outsourced mature risk management to meet insurance company and regulatory requirements.

The company’s foray into the US market follows it raising $6.2 million as part of a Series A funding round from Sage Technologies Ltd. That followed RedShield being named best security company in the 2016 iSANZ award in November 2016.

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