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Cloud Security Solutions that Neutralize Emerging Threats

As technology evolves, companies struggle to keep pace with the latest cloud security trends. For a Chief Security Officer, the blurring of the enterprise perimeter has created thousands of potential holes through employee mobile devices. Complexity has multiplied exponentially as security teams struggle to simultaneously address X-aaS paradigms, cloud storage, cloud DLP, web and mobile security, cyber-security, federated identity management and other challenges. Standard cloud security solutions are not effective across all workloads due to the complexities brought in by applications using different types of databases and middleware. Zymr has worked closely with several leading cloud security companies to build cutting-edge, fit for purpose, security solutions. From choosing the best architectural standards to develop bespoke Cloud Access Security Brokers (CASB), Data Leakage Prevention (DLP), Data Encryption and Cybersecurity solutions, to implementing automated testing for security compliance standards, such as PCI and HIPAA, and audit control of sensitive information; Zymr has done it all.

The Zymr Difference

  • Data Security

    We work with complex data security challenges in all forms including data-in-motion, data-in-use and data-at-rest. We have worked with cloud security companies to build solutions covering Cloud Access Security Brokers (CASB), DLP, advanced data encryption, e-discovery and security compliance.
  • Network Security

    We build network security solutions to protect web traffic, email traffic and other network flows. Our previous experience in developing cloud security solutions includes Network DLP, and cybersecurity for IoT networks that analyze network flows to identify APTs (Advanced Persistent Threats).
  • Application Security

    We built robust cloud application security solutions by targeting both web and mobile security threats. Zymr has developed and tested SaaS applications that follow standards laid out by the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) or OWASP. Solutions include Enterprise RBAC (Role-Based Access Control) using Enterprise LDAP/AD authentication or OpenID/oAuth2.

What Our Customers Say

Working with Zymr was excellent. As our de facto offshore engineering team, Zymr managed the entire project with rigorous agility and a keen eye for relevant open source frameworks. The team is responsible, committed and proactive. I would recommend Zymr to anybody looking for assured results.

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Cloud Security Solutions for Data

Data security is a fundamental concern for users and stakeholders across enterprise and consumer applications. We offer experience in securing data across several types of use cases, using techniques such as the proper segregation of multi-tenant data stores, encrypting sensitive data in databases, DLP, e-discovery, policy-based access control and others. We help cloud security companies build solutions that secure high velocity data through a variety of use cases including SaaS, DaaS, cloud storage, big data analytics, cloud mobility, data-at-rest, data backup and retention.

Features of Data Security

  • Data-in-Motion

    Data that is in transit from one secure domain to the next must still be protected from interception or distortion. This is not just about encrypting the flow between two endpoints but about answering questions like “what”, “who”, “how much”, and “why” the data is accessed. This requires carefully designing, and auditing data-in-motion, in order to remediate when these policies are violated. Zymr helps companies build cloud security solutions for data through encryption, enforcing security policies, auditing flow using DPI technologies, and automating remediation.

  • Data-at-Rest

    Data that has finally reached its resting place must also be accounted for. Data could be structured such as records in a database, or unstructured such as documents in a file system. It is prudent to initiate e-discovery scans to ensure no security policies have been breached. Violations must be immediately engaged through remediation–for example “tombstoning” the file or record by encrypting it or moving it to a secure vault. We build e-discovery solutions to secure data-at-rest.

  • Data-in-Use

    Data-in-use is that data which is still being processed by an application. For example a Hadoop analysis requires ETL or the ingestion of data in large volumes. It is important to establish the right way an application should handle sensitive data that may be operating adjacent to regular data. What should happen to the result sets? Should sensitive data be redacted or encrypted so that it is only exposed to authorized users? We build data-in-use policies and techniques into cloud security solutions to encrypt specific objects and attributes.

Cloud Security Solutions for Networks

Network security includes a variety of tools at the DMZ, handling VPN and branch-office accesses, deploying NGFW, Web Proxy and other techniques. Many security services are evolving into the managed service paradigm with the use of NFV (Network Function Virtualization) and service-chaining technologies. For cloud-based services like SaaS, network security also protects against DDoS attacks. We offer an extremely strong networking background coupled with extensive experience in the network security space.

Features of Network Security

  • DPI

    DPI (Deep Packet Inspection) in real-time is a critical requirement for managing modern network security challenges. From Web Proxy to IDS/IPS, DPI works to extract information from the metadata of network flows. The payload can then be compared with fingerprints and other machine learning techniques to identify threats. Zymr builds network security solutions based on DPI.

  • NFV

    Moving network security to an NFV (Network Virtual Function) with service-chaining is the most effective way to support sophisticated network security services. Along with NFV, management and orchestration are key to integrating NFV into carrier and large enterprise networks. Zymr builds effective NFV based cloud security solutions owing to our strong networking heritage.

  • Cyber-Security

    Erecting a perimeter defense at the DMZ is no longer adequate to tackle modern threats. Nefarious attacks lay hidden within the corporate network, morphing into APTs (Advanced Persistent Threats). Zymr’s solutions manage real-world cybersecurity threats by graphing ATPs using graph databases like neo4j and visualization techniques like d3.js.

Cloud Security Solutions for Applications

For SaaS vendors it is imperative that application data is secure regardless of which panes are used to access it. The digital business era demands a greater accessibility of services through APIs to enable ecosystem connectors. We make security a part of the development cycle, embedding application testing into every stage of the workflow, to develop secure SaaS solutions.

Features of Application Security

  • Access

    Protecting cloud applications against access security via web and mobile devices requires a strong working knowledge of OWASP recommendations. User authentication is another key aspect of application security. We help companies build cloud security solutions based on OWASP ESAPIs. We also develop federated SSO (Single Sign-On) solutions using Enterprise LDAP/AD authentication and OpenID/oAuth2 social authentication.

  • API

    The cloud era has ushered in new opportunities for platforms that are willing to open data services through APIs. For example Amazon AWS offers REST APIs to provision their IaaS. Applications that offer APIs need to provide robust security to ensure DDoS attacks, data-leakage, and malicious use. We develop secure APIs for a variety of SaaS platforms.

  • Testing

    Vigilance is key to preventing security threats. Modern solutions are based on automated testing for security vulnerabilities, especially in critical junctures like updating new releases or patches. We build cloud security testing solutions using a variety of proven open source and commercial tools for persistent vigilance.

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