Application Security Introduction

Application Security involves a set of tools that identify and highlight vulnerabilities within applications in order to provide total threat protection.


Hacking tools are evolving every day. Protecting the applications that are vital for business is now more essential than ever.

Application Security solution components

Our Application Security solution is based upon a vendor-agnostic approach which see’s two Cisco solutions working in harmony with products from F5 Networks, all of which are mentioned below.

Stealthwatch Enterprise

Cisco Stealthwatch uses telemetry from existing network infrastructure for advanced threat detection, deeper forensics and simplified network segmentation. With industry-leading machine-learning and behavioural modelling, you can outsmart emerging threats in your digital business. Detect attacks that get past perimeter defences across the digital business. Detect malicious patterns in encrypted traffic. No decryption is needed with Cisco’s Encrypted Traffic Analytics technology and multilayer machine learning.

Cisco FirePOWER Application

When the Cisco Firepower System analyses IP traffic, it attempts to identify the commonly used applications on your network. Application awareness is crucial to application control. The system identifies applications in your network traffic according to the characteristics specified in the detector. For example, the system can identify an application by an ASCII pattern in the packet header. In addition, Secure Socket Layers (SSL) protocol detectors use information from the secured session to identify the application from the session.

F5 Application Security Manager

The threats against apps and data are unrelenting and evolving every day. The F5 BIG-IP Application Security Manager (ASM) is a powerful WAF that enables you to defeat sophisticated and complex threats while also improving app performance by offloading SSL. BIG-IP ASM stops these threats via a combination of layer 7 DDoS defences, advanced detection and mitigation techniques, deep threat analysis, dynamic learning, virtual patching, and granular attack visibility. Also, BIG-IP ASM provides visibility into HTTP and WebSocket traffic to protect against attacks that blend in with normal web traffic, streaming data feeds, and chat sessions.

How we can help you

Working with us

The rate of change in the modern technology landscape is greater now than it has been for the last 20+ years. This makes it critical for companies who want to remain competitive to remain flexible in their ability to consume new technologies. The further a company falls behind, the greater the effort required to catch-up to the current benchmark.


We work closely with companies to build platforms and roadmaps. Our solutions maintain a good balance between remaining flexible enough to incorporate new technologies that can advance the business, whilst ensuring that a core focus remains on delivering tangible outcomes.


Throughout the engagement process, we will provide ongoing consultation and feedback that helps determine which technologies to look out for, where they can be a good fit and how they can be incorporated into the environment in question.

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How we work

At Tesrex, we take great pride in the quality of our work and we value the satisfaction of our clients above all else. Our highly communicative approach means we will work alongside you every step of the way, crafting an Application Security Solution that perfectly fits your business needs, both now and into the future. We keep an active dialogue with our customers and we’ll always be available to answer any questions you may have, before, after or during an engagement.

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