DATA SECURITY

MENTIS Inc. Announces MENTIS R21, A Game-Changing Upgrade that Includes Best-In-Class Data Encryption and a Revamped User Interface.

MENTIS | April 01, 2021

MENTIS Inc. today announced the release of MENTIS R21, the latest addition to their data protection platform. This is MENTIS's most important release to date, introducing new and cutting-edge approaches to security, sophisticated technological capabilities, and an enhanced end-user experience.

"Product enhancements are driven by customer desires and requests for a self-funded company like MENTIS. We took advantage of the brief lull caused by the pandemic to reconnect with our clients and find places where our approach may be improved. We quickly noticed that the difficulty of the user interface forced companies to rely on experts to execute the product to fully understand the solution's potential "MENTIS's founder and CEO, Rajesh Parthasarathy, made the statement."We considered the feedback, and with MENTIS R21, we redesigned the user interface, including a more intuitive solution for end-users. The user interface is no longer a barrier to deploying the solution's strength." The introduction has received mostly favorable reviews from both critics and potential customers.

R21's advances do not end with the user interface. Padma Vemuri, Vice President of Product Development, "When it comes to confidential data protection, MENTIS has always been the best option on the market. With R21, we've made the best even better and quicker by adding cutting-edge Artificial Intelligence and fuzzy logic mechanisms that boost the solution's efficiency even more. This release has piqued my curiosity, and I can't wait to see it in motion in customer environments."

"Customers will be able to unlock the full functionality of the product with this upgrade, which will result in a significantly shorter learning curve. This upgrade would also help MENTIS to complete implementations even more rapidly and reach our goal of doubling contracts by 2021 ", according to Krishnan Cheerath, Manager of Product Management. Throughout the pandemic, the company has boosted its revenue rates, and although it managed to double the number of contracts in 2020 over 2019, it seems that it will double or more in 2021 as well.

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When reviewing scanners, most vendors provide and host website(s) which are intentionally vulnerable in various ways.
Web application security scanner vendors have seen a large number of vulnerabilities from varying web applications
through their research and through their work with their clients. Vendors will often add newly discovered vulnerabilities
to their test websites as they look to augment the capabilities of their scanner. As a result, these test applications represent
the sum total of thousands of hours of research and thousands of real world scans and are a fairly good representation
of the types of vulnerabilities that exist in the wild. I became curious as to how well the scanners actually do audit
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When reviewing scanners, most vendors provide and host website(s) which are intentionally vulnerable in various ways.
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through their research and through their work with their clients. Vendors will often add newly discovered vulnerabilities
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