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Performance and Scalability Consulting

As businesses evolve, achieving and maintaining the desired performance becomes a challenge. The increasing client base and data size degrade the application’s performance. Massive scaling needs and high performance under extreme load are becoming the most important common denominators.

As businesses evolve, achieving and maintaining the desired performance becomes a challenge. The increasing client base and data size degrade the application’s performance. Massive scaling needs and high performance under extreme load are becoming the most important common denominators.

In today’s business for large-scale companies, even a few milliseconds (ms) of degradation in performance adversely affects the revenue. Studies have shown that “40 percent of shoppers will wait no more than three seconds before abandoning a retail or travel site”. A report by a leading e-commerce website states that “every 100-ms increase in the page load time decreased sales by 1 percent”, while a leading search engine website stated, “a 500-ms increase in the search results display time reduced revenue by 20 percent”. Hence, to meet the clients’ expectations and to stay ahead of the competition, performance and scalability have become the prime requirements of every business.

The conventional or historically known good architectures and technology stacks fail to meet the performance and scalability expectations of the today’s business. The process of addressing performance and scalability issues becomes very challenging due to the rapid pace of technology evolution, increasingly diverse technology stacks, and complex deployment environments. Providing solutions to these needs under the constraints of existing technology choices, architectures, and investments calls for specialized performance and scalability engineering expertise, along with a deep knowledge of various use-case–specific technology stacks, middleware platforms, and compute alternatives.

Cybage Offerings

Cybage’s performance and scalability consulting services portfolio is designed to meet the unique multi-disciplinary needs of this problem domain. Armed with expertise in performance testing, performance and scalability engineering, distributed computing, and emerging technologies, Cybage offers a comprehensive service portfolio to support the performance and scalability engineering needs of businesses.

The aforementioned services portfolio offers assessment of the system, which includes:

  • Performance and scalability assessment, which includes

    • Reviewing the existing system design, architecture, and behavior
    • Performance benchmarking of the system under various loads and interaction mix models and stress
    • Identification of the possible bottlenecks with root cause analysis
       
  • Performance and scalability consulting, which includes

    • Architecting and designing solutions to meet performance and scalability goals
    • Remediation plan for bottlenecks identified during the assessment phase
    • Architectural suggestions for communication or integration, data model, & deployment

Security Consulting

Software, including web applications and services, forms the backbone of business processes in today’s highly competitive business environ​​ment. Web applications and services have enabled businesses to virtually reach out to their customers across the world. However, the World Wide Web is an unpoliced environment with many unscrupulous users who pose a security threat to business applications. A security breach can cause monetary losses and ruin the reputation of the business.

According to an articl​​e published on csoonline.com (The 15 Worst Data Security Breaches of the 21st Century), a Fortune 1000 company was attacked with an SQL Injection, resulting in the exposure of 134 million credit cards. In another related incident, 94 million credit cards were exposed through one American Apparel and Home Goods Company because of weak data encryption or weak network firewall configuration or both. Hackers generally exploit basic vulnerabilities that are ignored during development due to lack of awareness regarding security measures or absence of a dedicated focus towards software security.

Software security, being spread across all the phases of the software development cycle (that is, Design, Development, Configuration, and Deployment), should be considered right at the beginning of the design and development phases. Unfortunately, in most of the cases, security is considered as a post-development activity. As a result, any security breach detected at a later phase results in a costly impact on the overall development.

To safeguard a software application, one requires a thorough understanding of the space with continuous updates on new threats. Online communities dedicated to web application security, such as OWASP and SANS, regularly collect information about vulnerabilities and security attacks. Based on their assessment, the respective online community provides guidelines to safeguard applications against those vulnerabilities. An appropriate plan should be in place to adhere to these guidelines.

What Cybage has to offer

Cybage offers a highly reliable security service to clients, identifying potential vulnerabilities in their applications or products and safeguarding their applications’ critical data and business logic. Cybage helps clients to understand, analyze, and act on security vulnerabilities in the right context before an attacker exploits them.

The Cybage Security Practice follows industry-accepted processes, standards, compliances, and guidelines such as:

  • OWASP Top 10
  • SANS Top 25
  • PCI-DSS
  • HIPAA

Cybage also offers assessment of the clients’ systems. The assessment covers

  • Black Box Security
  • Application Security (White Box)
  • Infrastructure Security
  • Compliance-based Security

Based on the assessment, we provide a solution for the vulnerabilities identified. This solution includes

  • Detailed risk analysis associated with the vulnerabilities identified in the application
  • Proposed solutions to identified risks and vulnerabilities; to be implemented during the Design, Coding, Deployment, and Configuration stages
  • Guidelines and best practices for coding and configuration to fix the identified vulnerabilities
  • Assistance in designing a secure infrastructure for hosting applications
  • Assistance in achieving security compliance

Cybage also provides consultancy in security solutions for various requirements such as Identity Management Service (IMS), SSO, and designing of Authentication and Authorization models.

Thought Leadership

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