This latest offering, available via channel partners, provides a $1 million guarantee for securing perimeter networks when a customer adds the AsTech Perimeter Security Guarantee to their AsTech Managed Qualys Service subscription. It guarantees that all vulnerabilities that AsTech is capable of finding for perimeter assets are found and provided in a prioritized report.
The Qualys Cloud Platform gives customers a continuous, always-on assessment of their global security and compliance posture, with two-second visibility across all global IT assets, wherever they reside.
“With the announcement of the AsTech Vigilance cyber-insurance program for our managed service, we are looking to provide an additional layer of security and protection for organizations who subscribe,” said Nathan Wenzler, chief security strategist at AsTech. “Most companies focus on delivering exceptional technical security implementation and management services, particularly in the channel, but none add this layer of liability coverage and a transference of risk should those technical security controls be compromised or defeated by an attacker. This means we don’t just offer quality security services that protect the technology assets or critical data for an organization, but this can address the business and financial risk associated with data breach costs, should one take place.”
Throughout its 20 year history, no AsTech customer has ever experienced a data breach.
“We back up that expertise and extensive experience with AsTech Vigilance for Managed Qualys Services,” said Greg Reber, CEO, AsTech. “Just like customers have experienced with our industry-leading Paragon Security Program, this is another service we are backing up with a guarantee against data breaches. This ensures that our customers receive both the best security implementations and programs in the business, as well as the assurance of a financial guarantee in the event they experience a data breach.”
AsTech offers a full suite of services related to application security, with a mission to support clients with proven best practices, processes, tools and key metrics into every phase of the Secure Software Development Lifecycle. The company will find security issues, prioritize and categorize risks to reflect the real-world threat that they represent and create an effective, executable remediation plan.
“The cyber insurance space is growing, but still a very nascent concept for most organizations,” said Wenzler. “I expect we’ll see additional services backed by this kind of assurance and liability protection going forward, especially as more and more organizations will demand their service providers stand behind their work and secure the investment their customers are making for security services. The security industry has always promoted integrity as one of their core tenets, and offering guarantees like this make a significant statement that we are all committed to exactly that.”