Halo Security Gives Companies View of External Risk


Halo Security Gives Companies View of External Risk

By Greg Tavarez

The modern attack surface is increasingly external, and traditional cybersecurity technologies lack visibility of the exposed modern attack surface. It’s not surprising Gartner has placed increase importance on attack surface management, or ASM, as an emerging strategy for data breach prevention to help mitigate risk of external attacks.

Vulnerability scanning and certification provider TrustedSite launched its ASM platform, Halo Security. The company’s ASM platform combines external asset risk and vulnerability assessment, and penetration testing services. Through the platform, organizations are provided complete visibility into the risk posture of their internet-exposed assets on an ongoing basis.

Halo Security was founded by veterans from companies like Intel and McAfee. They set out on a mission to help organizations understand and reduce digital risk. Halo Security provided security services to over 8,000 clients since it began in 2013, working under the McAfee umbrella until 2021.

Features of the ASM platform include:

  • Vulnerability scanning: Detect vulnerabilities, missing patches and out-of-date software on external servers.
  • Application scanning: Identify coding flaws and OWASP Top 10 security risks on websites and applications.
  • Human Assessment: Drive consumer confidence by addressing security and trust concerns.
  • Manual penetration testing: Hire an ethical hacker to identify vulnerabilities that automated tools can't.
  • PCI compliance: Obtain PCI compliance reports from an approved scanning vendor.

“Halo Security combines advanced asset discovery and monitoring technology with best-in-class manual and automated security testing capabilities to give organizations a complete view of their external risk,” said Halo Security Founder and CEO Tim Dowling.

Additionally, Halo Security is rolling out its Halo Security Site Scan service. The free tool will audit the certificates, headers, scripts, forms and technologies in use on any website and provide best practice recommendations for proactively improving its security posture.

Halo Security is bringing the attacker’s perspective to the modern organization with a mission to help organizations protect data from external attackers and build trust with their customers.

Edited by Erik Linask

MSPToday Editor

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