Stijn Vande Casteele, Founder & CEO
Cyber threats have grown more than ever in the recent years as businesses have had to expose more IT assets online. A major reason for this is the impact of the pandemic, especially because it has compelled organizations to validate the ‘work from home scenario’ for the long run. It has expanded the external attack surface, which is the first line of defense for every organization. As an organization’s attack surface grows, it becomes increasingly difficult to keep track of which IT assets are exposed. These IT assets can be anything that can help an attacker gain relevant information to stage an attack ranging from IP addresses, DNS records, application endpoints to websites. And it’s critical for businesses to continuously monitor them, both on-premise and on the cloud. This need for a solution that helps ease that task became the founding stone for Sweepatic, a cybersecurity company that identifies the different internet-facing assets a business needs to monitor online in order to protect itself. “Our founders realized that this was a highly manual, time-consuming, and never-ending task. They found out that understanding and keeping track of the large, complex, and continuously evolving digital footprint is a critical issue for organizations,” says Stijn Vande Casteele, founder and CEO at Sweepatic.
The company hence introduced a platform that fulfilled the need for sophisticated external attack surface management tools in the market. The Sweepatic Platform provides a scalable and automated way of attack surface mapping with a focus on reconnaissance and actionable findings, allowing customers to stay ahead of bad actors. It’s a user-friendly solution that discovers high-impact cybersecurity findings and allows users to access them through a simple, easy-to-use dashboard that provides an overview of the attack surface with clear visualizations and trend views to track the evolution over time.
The Sweepatic Platform provides a scalable and automated way of external attack surface mapping with a focus on reconnaissance and actionable findings
Using the platform’s powerful discovery engine, the company automatically inspects and reports the security issues such as vulnerabilities, misconfigurations in email/DNS/Web, weak encryption, expired and weak SSL certificates, exposed databases and file shares, exposed administrative access, and much more.
The Sweepatic Platform carries out discovery, analysis, and monitoring round the clock leaving no scope for the threats to penetrate its clients’ systems or networks. It is this precision and efficiency in identifying the attack surfaces that has earned Sweepatic the trust of a vast client base in a short period of time including KBC, CFE, International Crisis Group, Lineas, and National Lotery. Another organization that benefitted significantly due to its association with Sweepatic is British Telecom, one of the world’s leading telecommunications services companies. Sweepatic brought the telecom giant on board when they were in need of automated attack surface data and insights to serve their customers. Sweepatic helped the client with the task and provided them access to attack surface reports. British Telecom could thereafter integrate the insights obtained from the Sweepatic Platform into their service offering to enhance the customers’ cyber resilience. This is just one of the many success stories that speak of the brilliance Sweepatic has brought to the cybersecurity industry where finding the experts itself remains a daunting task.
The company has also bagged several prestigious awards that further testify its reputation amongst its clientele. The Sweepatic team has always been responsive to the customer questions and welcoming all the feedbacks. And going forward, the company intends to keep up with that approach and adapt its product roadmap accordingly in order to fulfil the clients’ needs appropriately. “In this way, customers have a direct impact on our product development and evolution,” concludes Vande Casteele.