Context consultants also conduct product assurance exercises. These may cover hardware and software products of all types, including, for example, firewalls, telecoms equipment, anti-malware technologies used in the banking sector, voice biometric systems and a range of mobile and wireless devices and technologies.
Product assurance tasks may be conducted for clients seeking to ascertain whether a specific product is well-suited to a particular task; or may be commissioned by technology manufacturers or software vendors who want to test their own products. For a more complete, holistic security review of a product, we also offer a product security evaluation service.
Clearly, every product is different, so one element of the value we can add is an ability to determine the types of tests and analysis that will produce the most accurate and useful evaluation.
But beyond this, common checks include assessment of the permissions and rights for file system and registry entries, assessing what sort of information unauthorised users are able to access; and discovering the minimum time required to crack an example password created in accordance with password policy.
For more information on all our product evaluation services please contact us and ask to speak to one of our account managers.