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About us

Plynt is the application security arm of Paladion, a Deloitte Technology Fast 500 Asia company.

We began in July 2000 in a Mumbai suburb with a passion for application security. Today we serve 300+ clients from our offices in the US,UK, India, UAE, and Malaysia with the same passion.

The 100+security engineers who serve you are all certified in information security. Their work gets some attention:

Your tests are performed from testing centers in Herndon, VA (USA), Bangalore, Mumbai (India), Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia). These centers have tested over 1000 applications in 8 years.

Our CEO is Rajat Mohanty. Sachin Varghese heads Sales and Marketing, and John Beale the European operations. Our CTO is Roshen Chandran. Nilesh Chaudhari drives R&D and Sangita Pakala manages the Projects. You can learn more about our team from the blog.

There are other firms who offer application security testing, we try to be better, faster and cheaper.

The Plynt People

Rajat Mohanty, CEO, CISA, CISSP

Rajat is co-founder and CEO of Paladion/Plynt. An alumnus of IIT and the school of hard knocks, he brings a deeply analytical mind to solve business problems. Rajat's been invited to speak on software security at ISACA, NASSCOM, Computer Society of India and the Cybersecurity Conference.

Binu Thomas, Executive Vice President, Testing Services

Binu is a co-founder of Paladion and leads Paladion's application security services. a strong evangelist for holistic and integrated security, Binu has been evangelizing software security practices via articles in Palisade, and tutorials at RSA Conference, SDWest and OWASP. Binu blogs frequently at http://www.plynt.com/blog. Before co-founding Paladion, Binu worked with Talisma and Microland in technical roles.

Sachin Varghese, VP Sales and Marketing

Sachin joined Paladion as International Sales Manager, then became U.S. Operations Manager and is now VP of Sales & Marketing. Prior to joining Paladion, he was Major Accounts Manager with Compaq and responsible for handling large banking accounts.

John Beale, Managing Director, Europe

John is Managing Director of Plynt Europe. For the past 17 years, John, through his work with companies such as Sun Microsystems, Unisys Corporation and Reuters, has provided global organisations with secure infrastructure and services to help measure and manage risk.

Nilesh Chaudhari, CISSP, Head Plynt R&D

Nilesh wrote Elixan, our penetration test automation tool that speeded our tests by 4 times. An experienced security tester, he is constantly thinking of new ways to improve our tests. Nilesh is a founding editor of Palisade, our monthly newsletter on application security.

Sangita Pakala, GCIH, Head Plynt Projects

Sangita is the Lead author of the OWASP Appsec FAQ (over 250,000 downloads). She has tested over 50 applications, and was one of the authors of the Plynt Certification Criteria. Sangita was invited to speak the RSA Conference 2006 (Secure Coding Guidelines for .Net) and ISACA Europe 2005 (Best Practices in Web Application Security).

For information about the companies we have served and industries in which we’ve tested applications, visit our Customers page.

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 Timeline

  • Jul 2000: Founded in Mumbai
  • Feb 2001: Opens in Bangalore
  • Jan 2002: Opens Malaysia office
  • Apr 2002: 1st application tested
  • Apr 2003: Opens in Herndon, VA
  • Jun 2004: 100th app tested
  • May 2006: Opens in Sharjah UAE
  • May 2006: Opens in Sharjah UAE
  • Oct 2006: 500th app tested
  • Feb 2007: Opens London office
  • Jan 2008: First book on Application Security
  • Mar 2008: Customers in 25 US states
  • Jun 2008: 1000th app test
  • <future>: 3000th app test

The sales cycle was easy, their approach was sound and they did a great job in the execution of the tests.

- Tony Rehmer, Franklin Covey

                                                                        
 
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