Web Application Security Solutions

Web application security solutions

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

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 cyber criminals 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.

Our Web Application Security solutions, in collaboration with our security partners OPSWAT, provide enterprises with the needed robust layer of protection between uploaded files and their network.

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Integrating multiple solutions needed to evaluate suspicious files and detect sensitive data leakage is costly and time-consuming. Our Web Application Security solutions, in collaboration with our security partners OPSWAT, provide enterprises with the needed robust layer of protection between uploaded files and their network.

Why do all companies need to secure their file uploads in web applications?

To protect your users

  • Do you allow user-generated or external content (CVs, invoices, forms, installers, patches, etc.) into your organisation?
  • Do you have a customer portal where you allow users to upload information/files?
  • Do you expose any collaboration tools or file exchange services to partners and customers?
  • Can you trust every file or installer downloaded or shared by your staff?

Attackers can target end users and infect their systems. They can steal sensitive information and PII (Personally Identifiable Information) data from them.

Your collaboration and hosting platform can inadvertently host and spread malicious samples that could contain illegal, offensive, or copyrighted content/data, resulting in regulatory fines, expensive lawsuits and bad publicity.

To protect your critical infrastructure

  • Are you a major financial institution that accepts mortgage/loan applications, banking details etc. or stores critical data like card numbers, national insurance/social security numbers for millions of customers?
  • Are you a healthcare provider that accepts and stores sensitive PHI (Personal Health Information) data of patients?
  • Can you trust every external file uploaded into your web application?

Hackers can bypass security and upload a new file or overwrite an existing file that can be used to launch a server-side attack. They could then take control of your server and data, bring down your website/application, exploit you for ransom, sell/expose sensitive information, or upload more malicious files into your system.

If an extremely large file (multi-level archives, etc.) is uploaded, this could result in high consumption of the servers’ resources and disrupt your service.

Key Web Application Security Stats (source: OPSWAT)

  • 51% of surveyed organisations with a file upload portal process more than 5,000 file uploads per day.
  • 99% of these companies are concerned about protecting against malware and cyberattacks from file uploads.
  • 87% of organisations using a web application for file uploads are extremely or very concerned about secure file transfers.
  • 82% of these organisations reported an increase in concern over the past year.
  • The consequences organisations are most worried about are as follows:
  1. Loss in business or revenue – 67%
  2. Reputational damage – 66%
  3. Denial of service/infrastructure – 59%
  4. Ransomware payouts – 55%
  5. Regulatory fines – 47%
  6. Lawsuits – 39%
  7. Post outbreak mitigation expenses – 36%
  8. Not concerned – 2%

However, only 8% of surveyed organisations implement all of the recommended best practices for web application security protection. You can check out our Web Application Security Checklist here.

How our Web Application Security Solutions can help keep your company safe

Working in collaboration with our security partners OPSWAT, our solution helps to manage file upload security for web applications with the following features:

Zero-Day and Advanced Malware Prevention

Zero-day attacks, advanced persistent threats (APT), and sophisticated malware can be hidden in innocuous files and bypass traditional anti-virus solutions.

The Deep CDR (Content Disarm and Reconstruction) technology developed by OPSWAT, sanitises 100+ of the most common file types to prevent both known and unknown threats – including threats that are equipped with malware evasion technology such as Fully Undetectable malware, VMware detection, obfuscation and many others. Any possible embedded threats are neutralised while maintaining full usability with safe content.

The resulting output is usable safe-to-consume files for your end-users, keeping your company safe.

Data Loss Prevention

Our web application security solution detects, blocks and redacts sensitive and proprietary data like credit card numbers and social security numbers.

Our solution is also capable of content-checking 40+ of common file types for confidential data and personally identifiable information (PII) with Proactive DLP (Data Loss Prevention) technology. Our Proactive DLP supports a wide range of file types, including Microsoft Office, PDF, CSV, HTML and image files. This will prevent potential data breaches and regulatory compliance violations.

Meet Compliance Requirements

Regulatory rules are enforced to minimise breaches and privacy violations. Meeting compliance requirements is time-consuming and can be costly. If requirements like HIPAA, GDPR, PCI-DSS, etc. are not met, it can result in significant fines and penalties.

Our Web Application Security solutions provide compliant processes, comprehensive visibility, and detailed reporting capabilities to help meet requirements in the OWASP guidelines.

Malware Detection and Prevention

Our solution delivers proprietary Multiscanning technology, proactively detecting 99%+ of known malware threats by using signatures, heuristics, NGAV, and machine learning. This makes it a leader in the web application security industry.

Simultaneous analysis leveraging the combined threat prevention of 30+ anti-malware engines is an advanced threat detection and prevention technology that increases detection rates, decreases outbreak detection times and provides resiliency to anti-malware vendor issues.

Assess Vulnerabilities Before Deployment

Uploaded files can trigger vulnerabilities in broken libraries or applications. Organisations are increasingly vulnerable to exploits during the detection window when an application is installed and when a vulnerability is detected. Our File-based Vulnerability Assessment scans and analyses binaries and installers uploaded through your website to detect known application vulnerabilities before they are installed or deployed.

Schedule a Meeting

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.

Use a web application security solution that works – schedule a meeting with one of our Technical experts today and explore how we can help you protect your infrastructure from advanced sophisticated threats.

Call us on +44 (0) 28 8225 2445 or email our team at info@loughtec.com.

Check out our other resources regarding Web Application Security here:

 

Guide to developing a web application security policy

10 Web Application Security Risks

Web Application Security Checklist

How to Conduct a Web Application Security Audit

8 Web Application Security Threats

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