Opens API to Test SSL/TLS Security for PCI DSS Requirements and NIST Guidelines

By   ISBuzz Team
Writer , Information Security Buzz | Jan 13, 2016 05:30 pm PST

Opens API to Test SSL/TLS SecurityHigh-Tech Bridge, a leading provider of  web application security, has opened a free to use API for the company’s SSL security testing service, which verifies the security and reliability of SSL/TLS implementation on any website or web app according to PCI DSS requirements, NIST guidelines and industry best-practices.

The free  SSL/TLS security testing service was launched by High-Tech Bridge in October 2015, enabling the test of any server or service working over SSL-encrypted protocol (e.g. HTTPS, POP3S, IMAP3, SMTPS, LDAPS, FTPS, etc). Since then, almost 75,000 people have tested their servers and significantly improved reliability and security of their data encryption, including  leading email providers.

The API can be integrated into existing or new software to perform functions such as a regular security check of a website or app. Web development teams and website owners will be able to use the SSL/TLS checking service to feed into automatically generated reports.

Ilia Kolochenko, High-Tech Bridge’s CEO and Chief Architect of ImmuniWeb® web security testing platform, says:“At High-Tech Bridge we like sharing our knowledge and skills, enabling users to make their technical infrastructure more secure and robust.

The new API will enable anyone to test reliability and security of their servers – not only web servers, but many others such as email servers for example. Today many people associate SSL/TLS encryption only with HTTPS, but actually, there are far more protocols that rely on SSL data encryption. Usually people forget to test security and reliability of non-HTTPS services, our free online testing service and the free API will change this situation.

We are currently working on other free online services aimed to make Web a safer place, stay tuned.”

High-Tech Bridge has also recently implemented a  Live SSL Security World Map showing the state of security of recently tested SSL/TLS servers located in all over the world.

About High-Tech Bridge

High-Tech Bridge is an award-winning web application security provider headquartered in Switzerland with offices in Geneva and San Francisco. High-Tech Bridge is ranked #37 in Cybersecurity 500 list among the most innovative security companies by Cybersecurity Ventures. High-Tech Bridge was also recently named a Top 100 cybersecurity company to watch in 2016 by visiongain market research. High-Tech Bridge’s web security platform ImmuniWeb® is the recipient of many prestigious international and US awards. In July 2015 PwC and High-Tech Bridge signed strategic partnership to deliver efficient and effective web application security via ImmuniWeb platform.

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