CommSec Expands Into Pan European Security Services Market

Increased levels of global cybercrime driving demand for automated security vulnerability scanning

Dublin, September 2020 – CommSec, the Dublin based IT security services company has just announced the next phase of their business expansion with launch of CheckScan+.

CheckScan+ is a new cyber security scanning service that is designed to ensure vulnerabilities in software and web sites are found and remediated before they can be exploited by attackers.

Checkscan+ has been successfully trialed with customers in the Irish market and is now going pan European with an office already established in Jersey. Other markets are being developed and multilingual versions of the platform are now in development, with launches planned for early 2021 and the creation of ten new security consultant jobs.

The new service combines industry leading application / infrastructure scanning technology and security expertise from CommSec’s consultants. This hybrid service is designed for those who seek the assurance that consultant guided testing can provide, but with automation and continuous operation.

CommSec have designed CheckScan+ to be a disruptive new service with significant improvements over older security processes, such as penetration testing. Traditional PEN testing only shows results from a point in time. CheckScan+ is designed to provide continuous scanning for vulnerabilities, and by continuously scanning the environment, vulnerabilities can be spotted and remediated quickly, instead of waiting for an annual penetration test to find them

CheckScan+ has a sophisticated scanning engine designed and maintained by leading security experts. It supports all forms of authentication via a scriptable browser interface.

CommSec Managing Director David McNamara said: “Our strategy is to grow through disruptive innovation. We are working very hard with some of the leading security vendors in the world to innovate and improve on the security services that are available – particularly to make high end security affordable to mid-market companies. The growth in cybercrime means that we must develop smarter security services that automate processes where possible and combine this with highly skilled security consultants who can interpret threats and act on them quickly. We’ve seen very successful engagements with customers such as My Compliance Office and TDS in Ireland and are now confident we can build on our Irish success with customers in new markets across the EU.”

David McNamara, MD of CommSec