“Netsparker not only has better coverage and web vulnerability detection than other scanners, it is also very easy to use and allows us to automate most of the web security audit process,” Darren Manners, SyCom
SyCom is one of the largest systems integrators on the East Coast of the United States. The team assists organizations from multiple industry verticals with most of their IT requirements, including ensuring the security of their web assets.
Not only has SyCom been reselling Netsparker web application security scanner and using it for all their web application security offerings for over five years, they have also built an automated penetration testing service that uses the Netsparker product.
Like any other serious IT security services company, each year, SyCom evaluates the security tools their professionals are using. By evaluating these tools they ensure that they’re always delivering the best service to their customers.
Five years ago, SyCom evaluated the Netsparker web application security scanner and has been using the tool ever since. The team still does their yearly evaluation but year after year, Netsparker comes on top.
“Netsparker not only has better coverage and web vulnerability detection than other scanners, it is also very easy to use and allows us to automate most of the web security audit process,” said Darren Manners, SyCom’s Security Practice Manager.
“Thanks to Netsparker’s automated vulnerability confirmation our security professionals can concentrate on doing other things that cannot be automated. As a result, we can deliver a more thorough penetration test and better value to our customers,” continued Mr. Manners.
Apart from providing IT security services to their customers, Sycom also built an online service around Netsparker web application security scanner that allowed them to continuously monitor their customers’ websites for vulnerabilities.
The concept of around the clock scanning and monitoring of websites for vulnerabilities is becoming more common, simply because new functionality and changes are applied to business web applications on a daily basis. At the heart of their service, SyCom is using Netsparker web application security scanner.
By combining the automation of the scanner and the logical thinking of seasoned security professionals, Sycom has created a winning formula; Netsparker automatically exploits the identified vulnerabilities and the vulnerability technical details are automatically fed to their framework. Then the Analysts can contact the customers and advise them of the vulnerability so they can fix it.
If not for this continuous penetration testing service, such vulnerabilities would only be identified during a penetration test, which is typically run once per year, or much worse, by a malicious hacker.
As a value added reseller Sycom does not simply resell any software. They only sell software that they approve of and that they use for themselves. After experiencing the benefits of using Netsparker for several years and approving of it, Sycom started reselling Netsparker to cater to those businesses which have their own security departments and would like to perform their own penetration tests.
Sycom is an exemplary all-around Netsparker user. They use Netsparker as a company, they built a service around it and also resell it. All of this is made possible by the fact that Netsparker delivers top-notch web security products and world class customer and reseller support.
Founded in 1996, SyCom designs, delivers and supports IT solutions that optimize business results. With offices in Richmond, Roanoke, Virginia Beach, Vienna and Huntington, WV our focus is primarily the mid-Atlantic with national delivery capability.
With more than $70 million in revenue, we are one of the largest systems integrators on the East Coast. Named “Best Place to Work in Richmond,” SyCom is an employer of choice for the best IT talent in the region. More than 70% of our engineers have an average of 12 years of experience — underlining our commitment to provide sage advice that you can trust.
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