Synack builds intel platform for its penetration testers
Synack, a security company that uses crowdsourcing for penetration testing, has built an intelligence platform that it says will narrow down weak points in a company’s network.
Based in Redwood City, California, Synack uses a network of freelance security analysts in 35 countries to probe the networks of companies who’ve signed up to its subscription service.
The analysts, who are closely vetted by Synack, get paid based on the vulnerabilities and security problems they find, ranging from $100 up to thousands. The subscription offering means companies are continually analyzed.
Jay Kaplan, Synack’s co-founder and CEO, said they wanted to build platform that would help its analysts quickly focus their attention on potential trouble spots. Called Hydra, the platform spots vulnerabilities in networks and applications, looks for out-of-date software and other issues.