Beyond Security Oversees India Operation to be the ‘Firewall’ of Enterprises
By AYAN ANGSHA MAITRA
With an unflinching commitment to solve security weaknesses in networks, networked software, applications and industrial systems, providing innovative, effective and efficient security solutions, Beyond Security has emerged as a noticeable name among the Information Security companies in the world. Beyond Security offers Vulnerability Assessment and Management solutions for enterprises and Govt. organizations. But the company has achieved huge reputation mainly for its information security portal SecuriTeam and its research and discovery of various security holes in products, applications as well as research in the fields of botnets. This privately held organization is basically a developer of IT security products that specializes in vulnerability assessment (VA) and vulnerability management (VM) products, which supports businesses take on the challenges that come across their way whilst dealing with global clients. Beyond Security’s beSTORM is a software tool which works both on Linux and Windows environment and helps in security assurance and supply chain sanitization. It performs comprehensive tests, exposes security vulnerabilities such as buffer over flow, memory leak, memory exception, one off error etc. The company has a R&D center in Netanya, Israel and headquarter in Cupertino, California, US. Distributors and resellers are located in North and South America, Europe, Asia, Africa, the Middle East and Australia. Among their customers are financial institutions, retail, hi-tech, ISPs, information security firms, cellular, telecom and e-commerce companies. Serving prominent names like US defence, Bank of America and Royal Bank of Scotland, Beyond Security now eyes Indian enterprises to secure their businesses.
Having a well coordinated team of thirty employees, the organizations offers Appliance based Vulnerability Assessment and Management Tools (AVDS – Automated Vulnerability Detection System) with centralized Management and reporting engine. The VA/VM system is also available as a non central managed which can be used for smaller company units and/or Consultants that want to serve customers on different places without offering managed services. Shortly after introducing AVDS, Beyond Security released WSSA – Web Site Security Audit. Beyond can now scan any web site or internet-facing IP address using the same comprehensive set of tests developed for their Fortune 500 customers. Done on a daily, weekly or monthly basis, any site can now have the best testing available anywhere, without installing any hardware or software.
Beyond Security was formed in 1999, when Aviram Jenik and Noam Rathaus launched SecuriTeam web portal, which is considered today to be one of the leading security web sites on the Internet. Having over one million page views a month and updates thousands of registered users on its security alert email list, SecuriTeam.com web portal is a vital part of the company’s activities and an essential competitive advantage.
Beyond Security has established a worldwide reputation as a leading force in the field of security vulnerability testing. Beyond Security’s solutions are now essential components in the risk management program of many organizations. The company was a part of investigating team of cyberattacks on Estonia.
Regional Director, Beyond Security, India
Ravi Prakash is the Regional Director for Beyond Security, India operations. He is managing Information Security business functions for over 6 years in India. He was a panelist on PMO’s Digital India Initiative on Cyber Security in Andhra Pradesh in 2015.
He possesses over 20 years of experience in the IT and Telecom Industry. Ravi has shared his perspectives in various industry magazines/forums including on Information Security challenges and solutions for Small, Medium and Large, Enterprises. He has equally involved with the academia as jury/panelist in Business Schools initiatives including NITIE, Mumbai etc. Ravi has presented in various forums including Computer Society of India, CIO & CISO events on Cyber Security.
Ravi holds an engineering degree from BMS College of Engineering, Bangalore University. Ravi did his Advanced Management Program (AMP) from IIMB along with an international immersion program with ESADE, Barcelona, Spain. He is a post-graduate diploma holder in business strategy (PGDIBS) from IIFT, Delhi.
Under the aegis of Ravi, Beyond Security India’s goal is to decrease the number of security holes in products to manageable levels and empower software vendors to release secure products.