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Penta Security

Penta Security Systems, Inc.
펜타시큐리티시스템
Type Private
Industry IT Security
Founded 1997
Headquarters Seoul, South Korea
Area served Australia, China, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Philippine, Rwanda, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, United States (Alphabetical Order)
Key people Seokwoo Lee (CEO)
Seokil Cho (COO)
Duksoo Kim (CTO)
Gi Seung Kim (CFO)
Jaeson Yoo
(Global Business Director)
Products Application layer firewall, data encryption software, Single Sign On solutions
Employees 140+ (Mar 2014)
Website www.pentasecurity.com
Corporate logo on the wall; taken in the Hanjin headquarters bldg, 20F.

Penta Security Systems, Inc. (Korean: 펜타시큐리티시스템㈜) is an information technology (IT) security firm headquartered in Seoul, South Korea. Penta Security offers web application security, database security, and single sign-on solutions.[1]

History

Founded in 1997 by Seokwoo Lee,[2] and headquartered in South Korea and Japan, as well as throughout Southeast Asia and other locations.[3] In 2012, Penta Security announced its vision as 'Trust for an Open Society'

Industry recognition

  • In 2003, Penta Security was awarded by the South Korean government for completing the e-Government project
  • In 2006, D’Amo received the GS (Good Software) Certification from the Telecommunications Technology Association of Korea[4]
  • In 2007, WAPPLES received the GS (Good Software) Certification from the Telecommunications Technology Association of Korea[5][6]
  • In 2008, WAPPLES received CC (Common Criteria) Certification
  • In 2008, WAPPLES received Security Compatibility Certification from the South Korean National Intelligence Service
  • In 2008, WAPPLES received the Intelligent Product Award from South Korea’s Intelligent Information System Society[7]
  • In 2009, WAPPLES received the Grand Prize in New Software Product from the South Korean Ministry of Knowledge and Economy[8]
  • In 2009, WAPPLES acquired a Certificate of Compliance to PCI-DSS ver. 1.2 Requirement 6.6'[9]
  • In 2009, Penta Security received the "Prime Minister’s Award" in the New Technology Commercialization category from the Korean Ministry of Knowledge and Economy[10]
  • In 2010, WAPPLES received the Grand Prize at the 9th Korea Software Competitiveness Awards[11]
  • In 2010, Seokwoo Lee was honored in the Senior Information Security Professional category at the International Information System Security Certification Consortium (ISC)² Fourth Asia-Pacific Information Security Leadership Achievements Program.[12]
  • In 2010, WAPPLES earned the IPv6 Ready Silver Logo (IPv6)[13]
  • In 2011, Penta Security became a member of the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP)[14]
  • Penta Security's database security solution, D’Amo 2.3, received SAP certification[15][16]
  • In 2012, WAPPLES V-Series became certified as a VMware Ready product.
  • In 2012, WAPPLES received international Common Criteria (CC) certification.
  • In 2012, Penta Security received the Venture-Startup 2012 Contributor Award.
  • In 2012, Penta Security won the "Minister of Knowledge and Economy's Award" for contribution to the information security industries.
  • In 2012, Penta Security received ISO 9001:2008, ISO 14001:2004 from ISO
  • In 2013, ISign+ received the GS (Good Software) Certification from the Telecommunications Technology Association of Korea
  • In 2013, WAPPLES received ‘Web Application Firewall of the Year’ from Frost & Sullivan
  • In 2013, Penta Security won the “Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning’ Award” in IT Innovation Award

Products

WAPPLES, Penta Security Systems' application layer firewall product; taken in Penta Security Systems' delivery center

WAPPLES

WAPPLES, originally launched in 2005, is a web application firewall (Application layer firewall) that operates on a logic analysis based engine.[17] This web application firewall enables users to protect their web applications from the top ten most critical web application security risks of 2010, as outlined by OWASP.[18][19] WAPPLES received a Certificate of Compliance to PCI-DSS ver. 1.2 Requirement 6.6[20] common criteria (CC) certification, and is IPv6 ready.[21] WAPPLES has obtained patents in Korea for ‘Method for Detecting a Web Application Attack’ (Patent No. 10-2010-0064363) and ‘Method for Detecting a Web Attack Based on a Security Rule’ (Patent No. 10-2009-0077410), and Penta Security has submitted applications for comparable patents in the US, China, and Japan. In January 2012, WAPPLES was granted a Japanese patent for its algorithm-based, application-layer attack detection engine (Patent No. 2012-014667).[22] Other WAPPLES family products include WAPPLES MS, a centralized management system allowing integrated management of groups of WAPPLES units, and WAPPLES V-Series, a virtual, cloud computing-based equivalent to WAPPLES.[23]

D'Amo, data encryption software product, released in 2004

D'Amo

First released in 2004, D’Amo is a data encryption software that enables database security via encryption, access control and audit. D’Amo enables high-speed encryption by column, and allows for the separation of database management from security management through two-tiered access control. Penta Security has patented D’Amo’s ‘Index Column Encryption Method.’[24] Additionally, this product has received the GS (Good Software) Certification from the Telecommunications Technology Association of Korea,[25] as well as several awards from the South Korean government.[26] D’Amo holds three patents, two in Korea and one in the United States. The patents held in Korea are Patent No. 10-0698834, ‘Index Column Encryption Method’ and Patent No. 10-0859162, ‘Query processing system and method for database with encrypted columns by query encryption transformation.’ D’Amo holds a patent for the latter in the US as well, under Patent No.2009/0100033.[27] In August 2011, D’Amo version 2.3 received certification for integration with SAP NetWeaver.[28][29]

D'Amo's US patent for its Index Column Encryption System
Japanese patent for D'Amo. Obtained in April, 2012
Awards display inside the corporate headquarters
Penta Security's R&D Centre; taken in Private School Association Bldg 7th Fl., Seoul, South Korea.

MyDiamo

Penta Security's D'Amo encryption solution has been integrated with MySQL to provide a freeware version for MySQL database and MariaDB users. Most of the major features for D'Amo have been imported to the freeware version and remain present in MyDiamo. These MyDiamo features include:

  • International standard encryption algorithms (AES, Triple DES, etc.)
  • Authority access controls
  • Column-level encryption privilege controls
  • Auditing functionality

ISign+

ISign+ is a sensible SSO/WAM solution with fast implementation (up to 10 systems in one week) at an economic cost. One-step user authorization make possible for various applications such as groupware, multiple server environments, public web services and so on. And utilizes multiple authentication methods, including public-key infrastructure, biometrics, and mobile OTP. ISign+ are equipped with all the functions of hardware type then building period and the cost is low. In addition, ISign+ products holds Good Software certification from the Telecommunications Technology Association of Korea.

Milestones

2014

  • Korea’s first vehicle communication security technology acquisition (Full implementation of IEEE 1609.2 standard and apply the test best)
  • The official United States subsidiary, Penta Security Systems Corporation was incorporated.

2013

  • MyDiamo, engine–level encryption solutions, launched for MySQL and MariaDB
  • Real-time web application firewall inspection service WMP (WAPPLES Management Portal) start
  • Japan’s cloud-type web application firewall service WCSP (WAPPLES Cloud Service Platform) launch

2012

  • Penta Security releases MyDiamo, an advanced encryption suite for MySQL.
  • Penta Security celebrated its 15th anniversary
  • WAPPLES was granted a Japanese patent for its algorithm-based, application-layer attack detection engine.[30]

2011

2010

2009

  • The official Japanese subsidiary branch, Penta Security Systems K.K., was incorporated[35]

2008

  • D’Amo for DB2 was introduced[36]

2006

2005

2004

  • D’Amo, Penta Security’s database security solution, was introduced[38]
  • Penta Security extended sales of D’Amo to Japan

2002

  • Penta Security established the PKI project with the South Korean government[39]

2001

  • Penta Security introduced their ISign EAM solution[40]

1999

1998

1997

  • Penta Security Systems was founded

See also

References

  1. ^ Bloomberg Businessweek. "Penta Security Systems, Inc. Snapshot" Retrieved on 7 November 2011.
  2. ^ Bloomberg Businessweek. "Penta Security Systems Inc. Executive Profile: Seokwoo Lee" Retrieved on 7 November 2011
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  5. ^ TTA인증제품목록 "인증기업 및 제품 상세보기: WAPPLES" Retrieved on 7 November 2011
  6. ^ Korean Information Security Industry Portal "Penta Security, Web fire Wall WAPPLES received the GS certificate" Retrieved on 16 November 2011
  7. ^ Korea Intelligent Information System Society "학술논문상" Retrieved on 7 November 2011
  8. ^ etnews.com "신SW 상품대상 3월·4월 수상작 일반 및 임베디드 SW 부문" 30 April 2009, Retrieved 22 November 2011
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  14. ^ OWASP The Open Web Application Security Project, "Membership", Retrieved on 17 November 2011
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  22. ^ Asta Muse World Knowledge Agent [1] "ウェブアプリケーション攻撃の検知方法" Retrieved 22 February 2012
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