FutureBazaar Partners with AppLabs Technologies for Security Testing

Hyderabad, India, February 16, 2007 --(PR.com)-- AppLabs Technologies, the world’s largest independent software testing company, today announced that they have been engaged by FutureBazaar India Ltd, a subsidiary of Pantaloon Retail (India) Ltd, for the security testing of their e-retail website www.futurebazaar.com.

A team of experienced and certified security professionals from AppLabs carried out extensive Application Penetration Testing on the FutureBazaar.com servers exposed to the Internet to identify potential vulnerabilities. The assessment involved a detailed and comprehensive investigation to establish the susceptibility of the applications to hacker and penetration attacks. In addition to the Web Application Security Testing, the team also undertook Application Security Assessment in order to identify weaknesses. These tests were carried out using various in-house tools, techniques and methods and suitable recommendations were made in compliance with the OWASP procedures.

The various tests carried out by AppLabs enabled Futurebazaar.com to take proactive and protective measures, aided in maintaining business continuity, avoided denial of service, supported and complimented the organizational security policy and, importantly, provided an overview of the security posture of the public-facing applications. All these testing measures will reduce potential loss of business and aid in enhancing ROI in the long run.

Sashi Reddi, Founder & CEO, AppLabs Technologies, said, “Over the years, security testing has gained ground as a specialized discipline within the software testing space, and we are continuously innovating in this area to provide our customers with tangible results from our expertise.” Mr. Reddi added, “With the growing dependence of businesses on online buying/selling and e-payments, security testing will become an integral part of the buying process.” AppLabs is the security testing partner for many e-tail ventures and is poised to ride high on the Indian retail boom, which will see many businesses going online with their offerings.

Mr. Sankarson Banerjee, CEO, FutureBazaar India Ltd said, "E-retailing websites are particularly sensitive to information security considerations. AppLabs has been a key partner in giving us and our customers the assurance that our website is secure and data regarding online transactions is safe. They helped identify vulnerabilities which will enable us to protect our business and our customers. We expect to continue working with them to ensure the safety and security of our site."

AppLabs Technologies
Ravi Alluru