E-SPIN is committed to offering a wide range of tools for the best cybersecurity solutions for web application developers and users. UBsecure is one of our proudest partners for web applications security scanners. It is our objective to educate everyone on the product and its offerings. With the hope of bringing you higher quality security, we present to you, our exclusive interview with UBSecure’s Takayuki Matsuura (General Manager, Software Solution Div, Security Dept).
1. First of all, in the blink of an eye, the first month in the year 2023 had almost come the an end. How the journey has been for UBsecure?
We have witnessed the environment of our society has been drastically changed. On-line base transactions and operations have boosted and the needs to have secure elements to them have also increased. People recognize the importance of security.
Uses of Vex have changed their work style and intention about the system security which have been converted to the new requirements to UBsecure and Vex products.
Till recent, UBsecure have spent large amount of time in understanding the user’s requirements and suggestions correctly. This has been tried through discussions with the end users. Those suggestions obtained from them have prompted us in refreshing product development policy and our engagement programs with the clients.
Work environment changes, we also faced this and have placed certain attempts to our people. We now have clearer objectives and associated strategies for the future.
2. The attack surface is expanding and cyberattacks are becoming more sophisticated. How does UBsecure maintain Vex reliability in the face of these challenges?
At UBsecure, Vex development team and vulnerability testing team have cohesively worked and respond to those request from the market-improvement and usability of the testing method, testing accuracy. We recognize there are good hints from the users’ suggestions and have placed a program to bring ourselves closer to them and find the needs in the fields.
3. Enhancement is a never-ending journey for a product. What can customers expect from UBsecure’s Vex for better performance this year?
As mentioned, on-line based business transactions have increased rapidly for the past years which were driven by the society and its environment have been changed. This has produced the demand for the secure system.
As for the requests and suggestions on Vex solution, there are two areas – improvement of testing accuracy and its efficiency.
Testing accuracy, we have enlarged the areas to which Vex tool can be used. Testing speed is also improved. How tool testing or scanning can be brought up the accuracy of the manual testing. We have tried to achieve this with the merits and benefits of tool testing.
Requests to the efficiency, we have received them in the areas of UI and additional functions which lead to operational efficiency and reduction of testing workload. We take those requests and suggestions into the future development about the testing functions and UI improvement throughout the internal and externa discussions such as with the users.
4. As an innovator, it is always a pleasure to see the product being recognized and acknowledged. Can you tell us about Vex’s proudest achievement?
UBsecure have satisfied the requests from Japan large enterprises which has global operations. We are at no.1 DAST position in Japan. Japan’s major testing service organizations have used our tools for long time – we believe this shows the quality and usability of Vex tools. METI-Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan government certifies Vex tool with our track records. Most pleasing thing for us as tool producer is customers use our tool for many years.
5. Looking forward, what new developments and innovations can we expect from Vex in the near future? What are UBsecure’s plans to make Vex a leading solution in the industry?
UBsecure is committed in further improvements in product quality, functionality and customer satisfaction. We believe it is also to bring our tool and testing be much closer to the community – not just for the large enterprises.
We are planning to focus on improving in new areas such as application asset management and integrated application management. These will open up new dimension of the security to the customers, we believe.