Security resellers can add web application protection to their total security products, according to a new company launching in the UK.
Kavado, the latest security firm to come out of former military roots in Israel, is currently signing resellers across the UK and Europe to offer web application protection which the company says addresses a hitherto largely ignored area of digital security.
Edward Barlow, European technical director at Kavado, said: "Between 50 and 70 per cent of hack attacks come through the application. There has been a lot of focus on firewalls, antivirus, intrusion detection and such like, but resellers are now starting to appreciate this new threat at the applications layer."
He explained that hackers are increasingly logging onto ecommerce sites as customers and using the application as the penetration point to move into areas beyond their authorisation.
Kavado has so far signed five resellers in the UK in its first month and is talking to another 10, Barlow said.
"Originally, resellers were quite naturally cautious, wondering if we'd identified a market or were just another edge player," he explained.
But his resellers back him up. "Web application protection is the next big growth area in IT security," commented Enrique Palomares of Spanish reseller SIA.
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