SaaS CMS Company QuickSilk Leverages ControlScan Penetration Testing for Enhanced Marketplace Differentiation

Expert-driven security testing part of process that builds a secure CMS platform

ATLANTA, Dec. 17, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ControlScan, a leader in managed security and compliance solutions that help secure networks and protect payment card data, today announced that Ottawa, Ont.-based QuickSilk has successfully completed a ControlScan penetration testing engagement to enhance the marketplace differentiation of its content management system (CMS).

CMS platforms are a common target for data thieves, due to the treasure trove of websites a single hack can expose. From its inception, QuickSilk has directly addressed this challenge by making data security integral to its CMS development and delivery process. In addition, the company recently tapped ControlScan to perform external penetration testing on its Internet-facing, SaaS platform.

“The ControlScan team was critical in helping us validate our strengths and identify areas where we can intensify our focus,” said Garry Brownrigg, QuickSilk CEO and Founder. “It’s important to have third-party security assessments on a routine basis, because outside experts will always approach the challenge from a unique perspective.”

ControlScan penetration testing engagements are performed by members of the company’s Proactive Attack Simulation Services (PASS) team. Using a combination of automated and manual techniques, these ethical hackers seek out security vulnerabilities that allow them access to the IT network or application they are testing. ControlScan clients receive a full report and consultation to review the engagement’s findings and security recommendations.

“QuickSilk takes a proactive stance in terms of security best practices and vulnerability management, which is commendable,” said Marc Punzirudu, Vice President of Security Consulting Services, ControlScan. “Furthermore, QuickSilk’s commitment to helping ensure a strong security posture for its clients puts the company on a solid path for business growth.”

In recent years, many technology and services companies have engaged ControlScan for IT security testing and compliance assessments that will set them apart from their competitors. QuickSilk plans to continue utilizing ControlScan services in conjunction with its internal development efforts.

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ControlScan managed security and compliance solutions help secure IT networks and protect payment card data. Thousands of businesses throughout the U.S. and Canada partner with us for easy, cost-effective access to the expertise, technologies and services that keep cyber criminals and data thieves at bay. With highly-credentialed cybersecurity and compliance experts, 24x7 managed detection and response, advanced endpoint protection, managed UTM firewall services, ASV vulnerability scanning, QSA and HIPAA assessments, security penetration testing, PCI compliance programs and more, we’ve got your back. For more information visit

About QuickSilk                                                       
QuickSilk is one of the most powerful and comprehensive enterprise ready Content Management Systems (CMS) on the planet. Our end-to-end SaaS CMS platform empowers designers, developers, content owners and site admins, in a highly secure, hosted and fully managed environment. Clients across North America enjoy QuickSilk’s simplicity, extensibility and affordability, at a lower total cost of ownership than open source software. For more information visit

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QuickSilk Leverages ControlScan Penetration Testing