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04 December 2008, 11:47

Security services provider FrSIRT reborn as VUPEN Security

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The French security portal FrSIRT (French Security Incident Response Team) has renamed itself to become VUPEN Security (VUlnerability management and PENtesting). VUPEN is aiming at future international expansion, and says an investment fund has taken a stake in the company as a source of funds. The company feels its new name reflects its business better than the previous one.

VUPEN plans to focus on the new "Exploits & PoCs Service" by selling exploits and proofs-of-concept to manufacturers to help them eliminate vulnerabilities and create signatures. Security specialists will also to be able to buy the exploits for use in penetration tests. In addition, a new information service is coming soon to inform clients in real time about new threats.

This is not the company's first change of name: it previously offered exploits and security advisories under the name of K-otik. Shortly after rebadging as FrSIRT, the company provided its exploits only as part of a paid Vulnerability Notification Service (VNS).


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