Category Archives: Security Products

[FAQ] Security Considerations for Customised Off The Shelf (COTS) Product Security

February 27, 2013


There are a number of elements that relate to the early stages of the Software/System Development Lifecycle (SDLC) that should be considered in regards to security. Unfortunately, for a number of projects, our company becomes involved at the final stages of the process, which often results in highlighting a lack or ineffective due diligence at the early phases. It is difficult to manage a project where the software is found out to be inherintly insecure and often leads to excessive launch delays, greatly increased budget requirements for additional resolution or even an outright cancelling of an expensive project.

While many people hate the analogy of “buying a car” when it is applied to IT, it is actually particularly relevant for product selection. In both cases, you have to be wary of products being rebadged, inferior internals within the product, whether it performs well in a test drive, an inability to easily conduct ongoing maintenance and poor after-purchase support.

Surely if I bought a product from a large software vendor everything would be fine?

A product that carries the supposed weight of a large multinational corporate has absolutely no bearing on its quality. Keep in mind that large corporates typically tend to conduct company acquisitions today rather than gamble on developing a product from scratch internally. The quality of the product is usually directly dependent on the company who authored the software – whom you may not have even heard of.

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Annoucement – New Partnerships

May 08, 2012

Securus Global is pleased to announce that we have entered into relationships with the following respected security product providers.

  • Rapid 7 (Vulnerability Assessment and Management)
  • Imperva SecureSphere Data Security Suite (Web Application Firewall)
  • Whitehat Web Application Security (Web Application Automated Scanning Services).

We recognise that our clients will decide at some stage to purchase such products and services, but the value proposition we present as opposed to just a product sales company is that our focus is security, and not a desire to sell you something that is not going to provide value for you. Our clients who are buying these services from Securus Global buy them from us and not from product resellers because they know Securus Global gives them the facts about the limitations of tools, while also assisting our clients in developing better solutions around tools. Nothing is just ‘plug and play.’ Working with us means you’ll get the value from your investment.

These join;

  • QualysGuard Vulnerability and Policy Compliance
  • Tripwire Configuration Audit and Control
  • Immunity Silica and CANVAS exploitation tools
  • CardRecon Credit Card Scanning

Please email us at or call Sydney on 02 92830255 or Melbourne on 03 9620 9209 if you require any information on any of these products

More information on all of these products is also on our website;