Web Application Security Company

Prevent malicious file uploads that can compromise your networks

With malicious file uploads, attackers can compromise your servers or your entire system. This can result in leaked sensitive data from your organisation or high ransom payouts to cybercriminals. Utilise our web application security solution to protect your critical infrastructure.

Since limiting file transfers from internal or external parties is not an option, protective measures need to be taken to accept incoming files. When traditional signature-based and behaviour-based detection mechanisms are insufficient to prevent advanced threats and zero-day attacks, many organisations attempt to protect their systems with an in-house manufactured set of security products. However, this is costly, time-consuming and adds a lot of overhead for maintenance and upgrades

Our Web Application Security solution

Prevent malicious file uploads that can compromise your networks

LoughTec is committed to preventing threats and zero-day attacks for secure data transfer across your network, applications, and customer operations.

With almost two decades of experience in securing critical infrastructure systems, our technologies integrate advanced malware protection and detection into your IT solutions and applications.

MetaDefender – our advanced threat prevention solution for file uploads is used by organisations that require the highest level of security, including critical infrastructure, government agencies, and financial institutions.

Client benefits

Our multiscanning technology leverages 30+ anti-malware engines, significantly improves detection of known and unknown threats, and provides the earliest protection against malware outbreaks.

Our Deep Content Disarm and Reconstruction (Deep CDR) technology prevents potentially undetected file-borne threats by sanitising and reconstructing files ensuring that any possible embedded threats are neutralised while maintaining full usability with safe content.

With our Proactive Data Loss Prevention (Proactive DLP) technology, you can content-check files for PII (personal identifiable information) when they are uploaded, and block or redact specific content before it reaches the end-user or exits the environment.

Numerous organisations are exposed to attacks leveraging file vulnerabilities. Uploaded files can trigger vulnerabilities in libraries/applications. Our File-based Vulnerability Assessment technology detects vulnerabilities in installers, binary files and Internet of Things (IoT) firmware at the gateway of your network, before the file enters your organisation.

Regulatory compliance requirements are enforced to minimise breaches and privacy violations. Meeting compliance is time-consuming and can be costly – when requirements are not met. Our technolgies provide compliant processes, comprehensive visibility, detailed reporting capabilities, and help meet requirements in the OWASP guidelines.

Web Application Security Policy

Developing a web application security policy is critical for any business that relies on the internet to conduct its operations. Such a policy ensures that your company’s confidential data and intellectual property are protected from cyber threats. It also helps to prevent disruptions to your business operations that could result from a successful cyber attack.

There are a number of key elements that should be included in a web application security policy. These include specifying which employees are responsible for web security, outlining the procedures for responding to security incidents, and defining the acceptable use of company resources.

Developing a web application security policy is an important step in protecting your business from cyber threats. By taking the time to create such a policy, you can help to ensure that your company’s confidential data and intellectual property are protected. Additionally, a well-constructed policy can help to prevent disruptions to your business operations that could result from a successful cyber attack.

Web Application Security Risks

For far too many businesses, it isn’t until after a security breach occurs that web security best practices become a priority. LoughTec has seen how complicated the world of web application security can be.

A practical approach to web security threats must, by definition, be proactive and defensive.

Each year, cybercriminals create unique web application security threats to steal critical information and gain access to their targets’ databases. As a result, cybersecurity professionals then improve their systems using the lessons learned from previous exploits.

96% of web apps are said to have some known defects and anomalies, meaning businesses should incorporate security considerations in the applications’ development phase. Unfortunately, most developers prefer to put it off until the very end.

Check out our article on the 10 Web Application Security Risks you should know about now, including recommendations on how you can mitigate the risk of each one.

Web Application Security Checklist

With the rise of online and mobile applications, managing them has become more difficult.

While software developers are under pressure to develop/update apps rapidly and introduce new features, IT security teams and businesses have a hard time keeping security risks in check. Web apps often lack the kind of protection that traditional software and operating systems have.

By 2025, cybercrimes will cost the world $10.5 trillion. Ransomware and XSS attacks have become a living nightmare for businesses around the world. However, you can effectively avoid cyber dangers with the appropriate plan.

We’ve put together a web application security checklist for companies to use in order to enhance their application security in today’s digital world.

By following our checklist, you can help keep your business free from ransomware and other security threats.

Web Application Security Audit

The problem many businesses face with their web applications is the regular maintenance and auditing needed to keep up with security vulnerabilities. This process can be costly and time-consuming, making it difficult to keep up with the latest threats.

When not properly maintained, it is likely that your web applications will contain vulnerabilities, making it easy for hackers to compromise your critical systems. What would happen to your business if your web apps went down? Could your business still operate successfully?

In order to safeguard your web applications, it is essential to have a web application security audit performed on a regular basis.

A web application security audit is a comprehensive assessment of your web applications and their associated infrastructure. The aim of the audit is to identify any security vulnerabilities that may exist and recommend remediation steps to mitigate the risks.

The first step in performing a web application security audit is to understand the scope of your web applications. This includes identifying all web-facing systems and determining which systems contain sensitive data.

You can read more by downloading our full web application security audit guide below.

Web Application Security Threats

As technology improves, new attack vectors are appearing. Comprehensive security solutions are required to combat this threat. Device endpoint protection and network security were formerly the ultimate in protecting your systems and data. Cloud and mobile technology were next, which significantly reduced network security efficacy, while simultaneously demolishing the perimeter-centric protection method that had been relied on heavily in the past.

Fast-forward to today, there is now a new way to interact with back-office systems, opening up new legitimate and illegitimate business opportunities. Companies are increasingly relying on application programming interfaces (APIs) for innovation, speed of product development, and alternative revenue streams.

The belief that a firewall can help adequately protect your web applications is incorrect – they only provide a small fraction of the protection you need. Many of the attacks against web applications now originate in your web browser, outside the frontline view of your network security.

If a threat actor is successful, the speed at which they can access a company’s sensitive information means the priority should immediately be on damage control. Companies must respond to these new web application security threats to help protect their critical data and assets.

Don’t miss our article on the 8 Web Application Security Threats you should know about now.

Web Application Security Solutions

File uploads are essential for the effective functioning of an organisation and are needed for collaboration between an organisation’s workforce and for user productivity. They are a critical ingredient of most web applications and services, making them central to web application security. However, they represent a significant security risk since cybercriminals can compromise your servers or your entire system by uploading malicious files.

Traditional detection and prevention mechanisms are insufficient to prevent cybercriminals from attempting to upload malicious content to penetrate your environment and steal data.

Integrating multiple solutions needed to evaluate suspicious files and detect sensitive data leakage is costly and time-consuming. The Web Application Security solutions employed by LoughTec provide enterprises with the needed robust layer of protection between uploaded files and their network.

Read more information on how LoughTec’s web application security solutions can help keep your company’s critical assets and data below.

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