French startup Sqreen lately launched a Security Hub with dozens of plugins to put you in control of the security of your web app. In many ways, it feels like enabling undertakings on popular automation service IFTTT.
Sqreen participated in TechCrunch’s Startup Battlefield and Y Combinator’s current batch. The vision of the product hasn’t changed. Sqreen lets you protect your web service with little endeavor from your side.
Big companies have dedicated security teams that protect services, try to run attacks to find imperfections and more. Smaller companies don’t inevitably have enough time and money to build a dedicated squad. But your product is still vulnerable to SQL injections, XSS attacks and brute-force attacks.
Sqreen isn’t a firewall. You simply have to install a library package on your server and add got a couple of lines at the top your source code to require the Sqreen module in your application.
Once this is done, Sqreen monitors attacks in real period without a big performance hitting — the startup says there’s a 4 percent CPU overhead. Sqreen now works for web apps in Node.js, Ruby, PHP, Python or Java.
In addition to protecting you against common assaults, Sqreen constructs security recommendations so that you can regularly fix vulnerabilities. And with GDPR be forthcoming, tech companies have a greater responsibility when it comes to protecting customer data and disclosing hacks.
Customers wanted to know more about what Sqreen was doing. That’s why Sqreen launched a security hub with documented plugins.
“All security vendors are very secretive, ” Sqreen co-founder and CEO Pierre Betouin. “Usually, you can’t test the product and you have no information on what they do. We were like this at the beginning of Sqreen. Our positioning was genuinely’ install our library and we’ll covering a range of security features.’”
“We had a big push back. So we wondered how we could be more transparent, provide something more rational. We explain each plugin completely.”