Press release

Crowdsourced Security Testing that Puts Privacy First

Sponsored by Businesswire

Today, Synack, the most trusted crowdsourced security testing platform
and top choice of major enterprises and governments, becomes the only
crowdsourced penetration testing company to offer secure and managed
workspaces with endpoint control. LaunchPoint+ extends Synack’s original
LaunchPoint VPN offering by providing a managed workspace environment
for crowdsourced testing of enterprise and government assets.

In the midst of calls for greater consumer privacy from the European
Commission to Apple, and states like NY and CA introducing bold privacy
bills, Synack is launching their new LaunchPoint+ product to help
organizations meet today’s rising security standards. Just as Apple now
provides privacy-as-a-service (PaaS) to accommodate consumer privacy
demands in their latest iOS upgrade, Synack is providing additional
privacy and data control to its customers.

As GDPR, HIPAA, PCI-DSS and ISO 27001 require increasingly stringent
requirements for data privacy, Synack has developed a new offering to
help meet, and in some cases exceed, what is required. In use cases that
require extra care (such as where PII data is involved), consumers and
regulators alike are increasingly demanding more attention for data
privacy. A violation of GDPR could result in a fine of up to 4% of
annual revenue, incentivizing organizations to protect the data in their

Many organizations, both governments and enterprises, are held to
regulatory standards that demand heightened requirements around privacy.
For others such as Apple, enforcement of privacy is a way to develop
more trust with their customers and differentiate their brands. In a
recent survey by SAS, 73% of consumers said their concerns over data
privacy were increasing. Synack has responded by providing managed
workspaces with endpoint controls to give these organizations the data
protection and privacy environment during the testing period that they

As the leader of crowdsourced security, Synack has continuously brought
to market new technology features that build, measure, and demonstrate
trust between enterprises and their customers, and organizations and
ethical hackers. Through innovations like the Attacker Resistance Score,
Coverage Analytics, Trust Report, and Guardians of Trust Awards, Synack
has put the trust and privacy of its customers first. LaunchPoint+ is
another example of that commitment.

For Synack customers, the company’s new workspace will enable endpoint
control, data privacy objectives, and improved trust between customers
and researchers.

“We’ve set out to build trust between organizations and ethical hackers
since our founding in 2013. We’re really excited to continue enhancing
the Synack platform with technology feature updates like LaunchPoint+,
because these are what give customers more control and make the
crowdsourced testing model more trusted,” Synack CTO and co-founder Mark
Kuhr said.

“The ability to have enhanced security controls directly applied to the
attack workstation will help ensure data privacy and compliance
requirements are met and consistently enforced,” says David Charlton,
former Head of Penetration Testing at J.P. Morgan Chase & Co, and
Synack’s Head of Product Strategy.

For Synack Red Team researchers, LaunchPoint+ will eradicate the need to
manually connect to a VPN server and ensure a stable connection with
reduced network latency. When asked for feedback, Synack Red Team
researchers said they were “happy with the concept”, “a fan of the
increased bandwidth”, and could “definitely see myself using this a lot.”

As more security teams move towards crowdsourced penetration testing,
Synack leads the way in trust by offering features like LaunchPoint+
that ensure private, safe and controlled testing.

About Synack

Synack, the most trusted crowdsourced security company, delivers
comprehensive and continuous penetration testing with actionable
results. The company combines the world’s most skilled and trusted
ethical hackers with AI-enabled technology to create a scalable,
effective security solution. Headquartered in Silicon Valley with
regional offices around the world, Synack protects leading global banks,
federal agencies, DoD classified assets, and close to $1 trillion in
Fortune 500 revenue. Synack was founded in 2013 by former US Department
of Defense hackers Jay Kaplan, CEO, and Dr. Mark Kuhr, CTO. For more
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