Bangalore, August, 14, 2014: Data Centre and cloud-based services leader NxtGen has entered into a strategic partnership with application security specialist Indusface which will see the latter's Security as a Service (SaaS) portfolio strengthening the former's cloud infrastructure for all their customers.
All NxtGen customers will receive a free application security assessment that provides them visibility into the risk levels of their data center applications. Customers can then procure, at special terms Indusface’ Web Application Firewall (WAF) solution to fix application vulnerabilities. IndusGuard WAF is the industry’s first to offer a zero WAF false positive guarantee (i.e. no obstruction of legitimate web traffic). Indusface and NxtGen will also jointly enable round the clock monitoring by trained security experts and 24X7customer support for all the services offered.
Said Indusface Founder-CEO Ashish Tandon , in a special briefing for IndiaTechOnline: Businesses today need the agility to continuously identify security issues and take the necessary steps to mitigate threats. With Indusface, customers can gain unprecedented visibility into the security vulnerabilities in their environments to take the appropriate remediation actions to safeguard their critical assets at all times."
Added NxtGen Datacenter & Cloud Technologies CEO and Managing Director A.S Rajgopal: “For a majority of organizations today, their core applications run on IT platforms either co-located off premise, in the cloud or on-premise in a mix of public, private and hybrid cloud (e.g. via NxtGen On premise data centre type of solutions), and their security and uninterrupted availability determines major business outcomes. Indusface’ Security-as-a-service offering helps us to scan, identify and mitigate web app vulnerabilities and associated data integrity risks seamlessly. Our deployment of IndusGuard WAF ensures that NxtGen systems are maintained to the level of security and regulatory compliance that customers need and demand."
More than 600% growth in unethical hacking has been registered in India alone. The Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) reported 22,060 incidents of web security breach in 2012, which grew to 71,780 incidents in 2013, an incremental increase. So far this year, 62,189 breaches such as phishing, scanning, spam, malicious code and website intrusions, etc have been reported. Global research reports indicate that the number of data breaches, both experienced and reported is expected to continue to rise in 2014, with new security threats and regulations pushing for more transparency on the horizon.