Valency Networks- A One Stop Shop for Cyber Security Services

Prashant Phatak Valency Networks

The benefits of the digital transformation are known to all, but with it we can’t ignore the risk of cyber crimes. These risks are such that they can affect the economies, the societies and livelihoods and in some cases also international peace and security. And to keep this fabric intact, we need to secure our systems from these risks; which is briefly what cyber security is about.  And providing cutting edge cyber security services is Valency Networks.

Led by Prashant Phatak, Valency Networks is a company that provides services in the areas of Vulnerability Assessment and Penetration Testing services for webapps, cloud apps, mobile apps and IT networks. Along with security testing, Valency Networks also provides compliance services such as audits and implementations of ISO27001, GDPR, PCI DSS, HIPAA, NIST and other industry specific certifications.

Valency Networks The Inception-

Valency Networks started its operations in 2008 to cater for professional cyber security and IT infrastructure management services. While the IT infrastructure in the world (specifically in the Asia-Pac region) is developing at a rapid pace, there are many challenges and pitfalls to be addressed by IT vendors, mainly in the area of IT security, IT performance and monitoring solutions, IT audit, compliance and governance. We saw this as a market need on a top priority, and established a solution providing firm to fill the technical and business improvement gaps.

Valency Networks emphasizes on deploying manual methods; which play an important role in detecting the complex attack scenarios and also expose the other logical vulnerabilities which are often missed by automated tools.

The Products and Services-

Valency Networks’ mission is to be a solution provider in the niche areas of IT infrastructure by leveraging their years of global experience. The firm specializes in cyber security solutions; which in today’s IT world is the need of the hour. With their experienced team, Valency Networks intends to design disaster recovery and cloud solutions that will play a vital role in tomorrow’s IT industry.

Their four important services include:

  • Vulnerability Assessment and Penetration Testing

Providing security testing services that cover Cloud applications such as Azure or AWS based, and mobile applications based on Android and iOS is a key requirement in the market. IT infrastructure network security testing is a need of the hour, especially with firewalls and network components not being managed and hence vulnerable during post-COVID lockdown period. Valency Networks took a big bet on this growing market and cultivated its cyber security services offerings to cater to customer’s needs.

Security testing, also known as VAPT service, is required by banks and other industry verticals where the protection of data is imperative. Valency Networks provides a detailed technical report which explains the stakeholders about the cyber security loopholes, and their fixation techniques. With a wider and global base of happy customers, Valency Networks takes pride in its unique ways of finding security problems and offering a great handholding with their customers, to help make their applications and infrastructures secure.

  • Consultancy Services

Valency Networks provides IT security consulting services and solutions for all industry verticals. With a team of highly skilled, certified IT security professionals on staff, we offer a full range of consultancy on a firm-fixed price and time and materials basis.

These Services Include-

  • Cyber security policy and standard operating procedures development.
  • Cyber security architecture design
  • Cyber security operations management
  • Website code security review
  • Computer security incident response
  • Vulnerability analysis and Penetration Testing
  • Security risk assessment

Throughout every consulting project, Valency Networks leverages its best practices and corporate knowledge

We transfer our expertise to our customers, providing them with a confidently managed and secure network infrastructure.

  • SIEM Implementation

SIEM : Security information and event management (SIEM) provides real-time analysis of security alerts generated by network hardware devices and applications. SIEM is not just a product or service, but is a correct combination of software, appliances or managed IT services, and report producing tools.

SIEM primarily deals with real-time monitoring, event correlation and notification, while providing long-term storage, analysis and reporting of log data. The key focus is to monitor and help manage user and service privileges, directory services and other system configuration changes; as well as providing log auditing and review and incident response.

SIEM implementation gives you a great insight into your daily logs being collected, which suddenly start making sense from security standpoint. It provides a unified way to create reports which are not only helpful for compliance, but also gain better control on IT security. Valency Networks has years of experience in the IT infrastructure and security domain, which is put together to create a customized SIEM solution.

  • Code Review Services

During application code reviews, our tech-experts work with customer’s development team to deliver a more secure product. We conduct and elaborate inspections of application source code and assess the vulnerability of the same. Please read the FAQ below to understand more about this offering.

Different studies and surveys show that approximately 75% of attacks happen due to an insecure application, inside which includes insecure code. This is because Developers mostly tend to focus on the functionality of the application and ignore the secure coding approach.

Code review and code analysis enables your developers to review, find, and eliminate vulnerabilities before an application goes live and helps software purchasers identify flaws in applications before they buy.

When it comes to Cyber Security, it’s not just about the products or services, it’s about customized solutions.

Valency Networks uses an Agile as well as Heuristic approach during code review. This helps customer gain best value for their money without compromising on the security vulnerability outcome of the review and assessment. Figure below explains our methodical approach.

The Team-

The Valency Network team is led by CEO and Founder Prashant Phatak. Mr. Prashant comes from an IT Infrastructure and software development background. He is an expert in information security and is also an instrumental in setting the vision and also improving the technical abilities of Valency Networks.

Valency Networks’ team is an extremely dedicated team, which comes from the fact that their leaders are able to bring out the best in them. The team works in an environment that is agile, friendly and fun-loving.

Valency network is a talent pooling mission too, wherein the subject matter experts come together to provide a monolithic and quality based solution to the customers. Since this helps them avoid maintaining technical staff and hence the time spent in managing that staff, the Valency Networks team can offer quick, techie and yet professional solutions to their customers at a very affordable price tag. 

Valency Networks has adopted a philosophy which goes as below

  • Cyber security is never 100%. It’s a continuous improvement process
  • Cyber security is not just about the products. It’s about customized solutions to cater to a given business & technology scenario.

To ensure that this philosophy is cultivated within the organization, Valency Networks’ team undergoes periodic training that are focused on establishing ethical values in the person. Besides that, every team mate is well versed with the above two fundamentals so that they percolate it in their own daily tasks. The sole purpose behind this philosophy is to minimize risks and provide best service quality and experience to the customer.

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