How MirrorFly Achieves Reliability with Vulnerability Assessment & Infra Audit?

Published On September 16th, 2022 Engineering

In this fast-paced world, security is critically important for thriving brands and their software applications.

And as a responsible in-app communication SDK provider,  we at MirrorFly prioritize data integrity and secure encryption practices in view of catering a robust messaging experience for our developers and software teams on all fronts – web, iOS and Android apps. 

In response, we recently conducted a series of penetration test endeavors (VAPT & Infra Audit) that substantiates the integrity of MirrorFly’s application & its infrastructure in line with the OWASP and other regulatory standards.

Read on to explore how these assessments enable safe and sound API & SDK-led chat development experiences on apps

Inside MirrorFly’s VAPT

MirrorFly as an application, in general, is fortified with ironclad security layers that encompasses end-to-end encryption norms, signal protocols, AES 256, HIPAA & GDPR compatibility in its core to ensure the highest level of data integrity and confidentiality at the vortex. 

And as a prime solution supercharging native conversational capabilities, our ulterior motive behind VAPT(Vulnerability Assessment and Penetration Testing) was to pin down the open vulnerabilities present in our customer-facing application and effectively fix them up for catering uncompromised chat API implementations.

Confirming to the guidelines set by OWASP (top-10 vulnerables), the test practice assessed the caliber of the attack surface(the app) and its stability in the face of the event in a meticulously phased approach.

As a result, the entire penetration test procedure was splitted up into Vulnerability Scanning, Vulnerability Exploitation, Penetration & Report Preparation stages for achieving optimal results .

Detecting Security Anomalies

By and large, the evaluation took into consideration several standard vulnerabilities and postulated its severity, occurrence and impact alongside its mitigation procedures for each of its individual findings.

To make things clearer, let’s now have look at the key detections of the said testing:

Key Findings

Based on the exclusive assessment report and the graphical insights, it is quite clear that MirrorFly as an application (front end) relishes a fairly excellent score on the overall risk fragment and reports very low intensity vulnerables on the distribution side of things. 

Besides, from an anomaly standpoint, the evaluation assessed the entire application thoroughly on the lines of pertinent OWASP vulnerables, specifically:

  • Broken Access Control, 
  • Injection, 
  • Insecure Design, 
  • Security misconfiguration, 
  • Vulnerable and outdated components & 
  • Identification and Authentication failures 

and paved room for enhancing these security parameters in light of heightened in-app safety for development teams. 

Subsequently, with the help of these detections and corresponding timely fixes, MirrorFly has upped the reliability quotient of its chat interface quite comfortably for seamless deployment across niches.

Inside MirrorFly’s Infra Audit

Being an in-app communication SDK enabler for modern software teams, MirrorFly is primarily anchored upon the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure(OCI) and revels on its demonstrated growth in numbers such as  

  • 78% overall score in 2021 Gartner scorecard for IaaS + PaaS, 
  • An increased 90% score for this criteria including 100% scores for Compute, Storage, Networking and Software Infrastructure, such as Database as a service and Functions offerings for strengthening native chat deployments at scale.  

Well, given the proven conversational expertise in this realm, we’ve leveraged Infra Audit test to gauge the performance, risk exposure and status of its cloud-bound Oracle Infrastructure in use eventually to rectify them for enabling bug-free developer experiences.

The said test procedure assessed the IT environment in terms of its strength, inefficiencies and gave away insights to help improve the optimal use and performance of in-house infrastructure in a phased manner (Vulnerability Scanning, Vulnerability Exploitation, Penetration & Report Preparation stages).

Mitigating IT Risk Exposure

In view of carefully nitpicking all the loopholes that compromises the robustness of the app infrastructure, rational test cases were recognized and implemented for effectiveness.

Well, let’s now tune into the detailed report findings, for more perspective

The Results

By virtue of the extensive infrastructure assessment report, it is obvious to note that MirrorFly has garnered an excellent overall risk score and maintains a very low vulnerability distribution index all throughout the practice

Additionally, the test also took into account some of the key audit controls – authorization, data protection, governance, network security etc to identify the current infrastructural stature and optimized the overall integrity of these native messaging experiences.  

Well, with this exhaustive penetration test, MirrorFly has reinforced its infrastructural &  in-app security for aiding better in-app implementation experiences all along.

Fixing Security Vulnerables Before They Preempt

In the wake of heightened in-app conversational integrity, the quantitative data exposed by the recent VAPT & Infra tests practices accurately depict the stance of our native messaging security across apps. 

In essence, with this improved reliability forefront, we at MirrorFly look forward to progressively building a stable communication suite that upholds high-quality, secure development of communication experiences over and over again.

Gomathi Ramachandran

Gomathi is a product marketing buff, who is passionate about bringing meaningful strategies and approaches that redefines the modern messaging experience for users. She loves exploring the world of in-app communication with all of her heart.

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