Site Search
Feb 25, 2016

Neustar Launches Professional Services to Deliver Trusted Partner Vulnerability and Penetration Testing

Neustar, Inc. (NYSE: NSR), a trusted, neutral provider of real-time information services, today announced it is launching Neustar Professional Services to provide trusted network security services that deliver peace of mind to enterprises and organisations across the UK. The newly launched services include vulnerability and penetration testing, risk mitigation consulting, web performance analysis and optimization, as well as security product guidance.

Neustar Professional Services draws upon the company’s years of experience in the cyber security space, combining fully certified network security tools with a broad range of consulting services. For organisations who previously had to rely on online tests or local service providers, Neustar Professional Services provides the ability to conduct full network security evaluations without exposing their vulnerabilities to an untrustworthy source.

“From TalkTalk to Fiat Chrysler, 2015 showed us that no one is immune from a cyber-attack, and it’s certainly not just the multinationals and governments that need protection. Large or small, your network is only as safe as the people you let inside,” explained Rodney Joffe, head of IT security research for Neustar. “Neustar Professional Services enables organizations of any size to partner with a trusted, neutral information services provider with many years of experience in protecting website data from cyber-attacks.” 

Neustar Professional Services’ comprehensive analysis tools include the following: 

Vulnerability Assessment - A detailed report outlining potential vulnerabilities, such as security holes, patch levels, router configuration issues, and other potential problems, within networks and applications. The report also includes recommendations and strategies to close identified security gaps. This report is limited to port scanning and intelligence gathering only.

Penetration Testing - The penetration testing is a more in-depth test that determines how deep the vulnerabilities go and identifies if the vulnerabilities are viable, and what level of threat they expose. Identifying the vulnerability is the first prevention mechanism before recommendations can be made on how to plug the holes. This assessment can also be performed on wireless networks, data, and social engineering. Social engineering penetration testing covers aspects, such as mail phishing, email malware and employee manipulation.

Risk Mitigation Best Practices - Neustar offers consulting services on best practices to keep networks secure. After assessing for vulnerabilities, it proposes security processes, escalation paths for handling problems, methods of identifying and mitigating risks, security alerts, and ways to set up a secure infrastructure.

Web Performance Analysis and Optimization - Neustar offers full-service load testing, web performance analysis and optimization, scripting assistance, advanced alerting, and API development and integration. These help to protect businesses reputation by helping to ensure visitors to websites have a seamless, trouble-free customer experiences.

Product Guidance - Following a thorough assessment of the network including inbound traffic and business goals, Neustar provides guidance on security products from firewalls to DDoS mitigation.

For further information about Neustar Professional Services, please visit the Neustar website at:

About Neustar, Inc.
Neustar, Inc. (NYSE:NSR) is the first real-time provider of cloud-based information services, enabling marketing and IT security professionals to promote and protect their businesses. With a commitment to privacy and neutrality, Neustar operates complex data registries and uses its expertise to deliver actionable, data-driven insights that help clients make high-value business decisions in real time, one customer interaction at a time. More information is available at