MEX recently underwent a full-blown Penetration Test to identify security issues in the MEX application and highlight areas we needed to improve.
As defined by Tech Target
Penetration testing, also called pen testing or ethical hacking, is the practice of testing a computer system, network or web application to find security vulnerabilities that an attacker could exploit.
Here at MEX, we pride ourselves on providing software and services that are easy to use, affordable but most importantly effective! In order to adhere to these principles, we employ different approaches to ensure we can deliver on this. A Pen Test is one approach we can utilise. It allows us to put our systems and hosting services to the sword. Giving us the results that we need to further improve on our product and services.
As a result of the test we have introduced a number of efficient security measures to further strengthen our system and services. Measures like security upgrades to the MEX product, improved authentication methods, applying stringent security policies, greater control of documents saved on a server through the MEX application, to name a few.
From a port perspective, we have completely closed off any vulnerable ports for the majority of our hosting customers. Those customers that do need to use the ports have been quarantined off. Ensuring secure and independent access for each and every customer.
We are not stopping there; a number of other measures are currently being tested to further improve on these changes. Measures we will reveal in the near future.
It is important for our customers to note that all MEX Pen Tests were/are conducted in a controlled environment and never on live customer systems and databases. For the hosted platform a secure server identical to our live systems was used for testing and at no time was our hosted system employed for this test.
We plan to conduct these tests yearly to allow for a continuation of our efforts to improve the usability, safety and access of the MEX Maintenance Software.
If you have any questions about this test, please contact MEX at firstname.lastname@example.org