It's great news for all of us at Appknox. We are honoured to be part of the Top 10 Vulnerability Management Solution Providers of 2018 by Enterprise Security Magazine. The best part is that we are one of the youngest cybersecurity companies to be on this list. Moreover, we are going head to head with the likes of Qualys and Rapid7.
You can read the full interview on page 16 of Enterprise Security Magazine online.
To be honest, it's tough to build a cybersecurity company from Asia. Unlike North America and some parts of Europe, there's a tremendous gap in the need and availability of top security experts in this region. Very few academic institutions offer a program dedicated to cybersecurity. Although, we do believe security learning comes more by doing rather than a classroom curriculum. But at least that's a way to start. Add to that the lack of any regard to security standards by many companies, this problem just becomes tougher to solve.
We started back in 2015 and have been lucky to work with some of the top brands around the world and so many of them based in India and South East Asia. We've seen the awareness towards security grow not just in companies but also among consumers. With increasing media attention as well as new government regulations, the adoption of security solutions will only increase with time.
From our initial focus on the Asian market, Appknox is now a more global entity with more than 12 partners in Japan, EU, USA, Sri Lanka, and the Middle-East. We provide a system that is easy to use and onboard for our partners. In some regions, we have jointly launched white-labelled solutions that have received good traction. It’s a win-win for everyone - our partners, our customers, and of course our company. End of the day, our customers are able to access a variety of solutions along with Appknox that helps improve the overall security scope internally.
In terms of the technology, our focus at Appknox has always been on automation to help ensure that security testing goes hand in hand with the software development lifecycle. Additionally, automation helps achieve predictability and dependability in terms of quality of the tests performed which is difficult to achieve with pure manual tests. Awards like these help us continue on our mission to build a safe and secure mobile ecosystem for businesses and consumers around the world as both startups and high-tech companies continue to rely on mobile apps for consumption and reach.
This post is a shout out to the entire team at Appknox, all of our customers and partners, our investors, advisors and mentors, and everyone else who's supported us on this journey. Cheers!