Keeping cyber criminals at bay with F-Secure Radar

Johannesburg, 17 August 2017 – There are many ways in which cyber criminals manage to breach corporate defences, but Web applications are by far the most vulnerable part of any computer network. Only constant scanning and ruthless control can help find vulnerabilities before the criminals do.

An F-Secure Labs study has found 75% of current cyber attacks occur on the application layer, which targets the part of the Internet that essentially faces the end-user. Even though the detection of these common attacks is well understood by network security experts, it is a great deal more difficult to detect attacks on this application layer.

To solve this and other cyber security vulnerabilities on a network, leading cyber security expert F-Secure developed its Radar product, a sophisticated, enterprise-grade vulnerability scanning and management solution that provides the necessary tools to control and manage IT security risks. F-Secure Radar helps medium-sized and large enterprises to identify and remediate known vulnerabilities in any platform or Web application. It finds where an organisation’s assets are vulnerable, allowing IT managers to then minimise attack surfaces in order to reduce the risk of attack.

Unlike any other vulnerability solution on the market, F-Secure Radar features Web topology mapping, which allows IT managers to easily browse through all targets in order to quickly identify and expand the possible attack surface. In the event of news of a newly announced network vulnerability being received, but not knowing how to identify vulnerable systems on a particular network, by using F-Secure Radar, information security managers can generate a threat-assessment report of their organisation’s Internet and Web topology. This then gives the security team incomparable visibility and foresight into the current cyber security risks.