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Crowdsourced Security Testing that Puts Privacy First

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Today, Synack, the most trusted crowdsourced security testing platform and top choice of major enterprises and governments, becomes the only crowdsourced penetration testing company to offer secure and managed workspaces with endpoint control. LaunchPoint+ extends Synack’s original LaunchPoint VPN offering by providing a managed workspace environment for crowdsourced testing of enterprise and government assets.

In the midst of calls for greater consumer privacy from the European Commission to Apple, and states like NY and CA introducing bold privacy bills, Synack is launching their new LaunchPoint+ product to help organizations meet today’s rising security standards. Just as Apple now provides privacy-as-a-service (PaaS) to accommodate consumer privacy demands in their latest iOS upgrade, Synack is providing additional privacy and data control to its customers.

As GDPR, HIPAA, PCI-DSS and ISO 27001 require increasingly stringent requirements for data privacy, Synack has developed a new offering to help meet, and in some cases exceed, what is required. In use cases that require extra care (such as where PII data is involved), consumers and regulators alike are increasingly demanding more attention for data privacy. A violation of GDPR could result in a fine of up to 4% of annual revenue, incentivizing organizations to protect the data in their care.

Many organizations, both governments and enterprises, are held to regulatory standards that demand heightened requirements around privacy. For others such as Apple, enforcement of privacy is a way to develop more trust with their customers and differentiate their brands. In a recent survey by SAS, 73% of consumers said their concerns over data privacy were increasing. Synack has responded by providing managed workspaces with endpoint controls to give these organizations the data protection and privacy environment during the testing period that they need.

As the leader of crowdsourced security, Synack has continuously brought to market new technology features that build, measure, and demonstrate trust between enterprises and their customers, and organizations and ethical hackers. Through innovations like the Attacker Resistance Score, Coverage Analytics, Trust Report, and Guardians of Trust Awards, Synack has put the trust and privacy of its customers first. LaunchPoint+ is another example of that commitment.

For Synack customers, the company’s new workspace will enable endpoint control, data privacy objectives, and improved trust between customers and researchers.

“We’ve set out to build trust between organizations and ethical hackers since our founding in 2013. We’re really excited to continue enhancing the Synack platform with technology feature updates like LaunchPoint+, because these are what give customers more control and make the crowdsourced testing model more trusted,” Synack CTO and co-founder Mark Kuhr said.

“The ability to have enhanced security controls directly applied to the attack workstation will help ensure data privacy and compliance requirements are met and consistently enforced,” says David Charlton, former Head of Penetration Testing at J.P. Morgan Chase & Co, and Synack’s Head of Product Strategy.

For Synack Red Team researchers, LaunchPoint+ will eradicate the need to manually connect to a VPN server and ensure a stable connection with reduced network latency. When asked for feedback, Synack Red Team researchers said they were “happy with the concept”, “a fan of the increased bandwidth”, and could “definitely see myself using this a lot.”

As more security teams move towards crowdsourced penetration testing, Synack leads the way in trust by offering features like LaunchPoint+ that ensure private, safe and controlled testing.

About Synack

Synack, the most trusted crowdsourced security company, delivers comprehensive and continuous penetration testing with actionable results. The company combines the world's most skilled and trusted ethical hackers with AI-enabled technology to create a scalable, effective security solution. Headquartered in Silicon Valley with regional offices around the world, Synack protects leading global banks, federal agencies, DoD classified assets, and close to $1 trillion in Fortune 500 revenue. Synack was founded in 2013 by former US Department of Defense hackers Jay Kaplan, CEO, and Dr. Mark Kuhr, CTO. For more information, please visit www.synack.com.

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