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Securing your applications

Securing your applications

In the landscape of cyber-threats, “web application attacks” are ranked third according to the “2017 ENISA Threat Landscape Report”. Not only are these attacks increasingly frequent, but they can also lead to disastrous consequences: massive data leaks, fraudulent transactions or damage to reputation.

Pushing the security of your web applications to one side is no longer an option. Application security is essential and this is where you can rely Approach's core expertise.

Our approach: securing the full stack

To protect web applications, companies will often only focus on penetration-testing, i.e. making an assessment of the security of your applications after the fact, whereas advance security checks are of major importance.

We therefore strongly advise our customers to include security controls in their Software Development Life-Cycle (Secure SDLC). We offer a uniquely comprehensive but pragmatic approach, considering every layer in the application stack and fully integrating security as part of your SDLC (non-exhaustive):

  • Assess security threats and risks to business applications
  • Integrate security into application requirements
  • Secure development environments, practices and coding techniques
  • System hardening of web, application and database servers
  • Select, configure and manage a Web Application Firewall (WAF)
  • Train and coach IT Staff on security issues
  • Security Watch & Vulnerability Management
  • Cover compliance and certification needs (e.g. PCI-DSS, GDPR, ISAE, SysTrust, WebTrust, ETSI, HIPAA, etc.)
  • Secure decommissioning of obsolete applications

The major advantages of our integrated approach can be summarised as follows:

  • All aspects of security are covered, which ensures that there are no grey areas to create a security hole
  • As the approach is logically integrated, the total time & money investment is highly optimised (ROI)
  • Because we align development, infrastructure and operations parties, malfunctions due to security settings, rules and limitations are significantly reduced, thereby increasing the availability of services

Our services

Approach can help your organisation to protect its applications totally and sustainably by:

  • Assessing the current level of security of your environments, by performing penetration testing, reviewing your architecture, assessing the current risk of your business applications or assessing your technical landscape.
  • Training people about security
  • Assisting in securing your environments.
  • Assisting in controlling the relationship with third-party suppliers.
  • Watching and reporting on security and the development of threats.

Client references

Itsme (by Belgian Mobile ID) - Approach

"In Approach, we found the ideal partner to build the breakthrough technology and processes we need for a highly secure itsme solution".   Kris De Ryck, CEO Belgian Mobile ID

Itsme (by Belgian Mobile ID)

“Thanks to Approach's intrusion tests and recommendations, we higher a lot our security level before being exposed to an attack.”  Alexandre Lienard, Chief Information Security Officer, Nethys Group

Isabel Group - Approach

"Approach is uniquely positioned to support ISABEL securing tomorrow digital banking and corporate identity solutions."  Jean De Crane, CEO Isabel Group

Isabel Group

For more than 8 years now, Approach has been providing application security consulting, support services and security watch services to bpost


For more than 15 years, Approach has been providing support and maintenance services for high security and availability environments.


Approach advises the European Institutions in the field of Business Continuity Management, SOC and Application Security

European Institutions

"For more than 10 years now, Approach has been helping NATO, maintaining an extremely high level of security for applications managing restricted information".   Dimitris Stavrakis, Head of NATO Standardization Office

LuxTrust - Approach

"Thanks to Approach, we were able to provide our partners and customers with a solution combining high security and smooth integration."  Stéphane RIES, Deputy CEO & COO, LuxTrust


“Edenred takes privacy of its customers and employees very seriously. In Approach we found an ideal partner to help us assess our maturity level against the General Data Protection Regulation, establish and drive a roadmap with the objective to meet our compliance obligations.”  Koen Reyniers, COO BENELUX EDENRED


Publications & events

Published on 26 February 2018

Can we really trust an antivirus when it comes to unknown threats?

Approach CSIRT Team reproduced a similar attack in its lab ...
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Brussels Expo (2 days)

Approach at Infosecurity

Meet our experts to discuss about your cyber-security challenges and attend our session "the advent of mobile digital identity" at...
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Published on 14 December 2017

Approach service offering and mission - brochure

We enable our customers to succeed by delivering state-of-the-art solutions to cyber-security challenges.
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Published on 14 December 2017

Approach acquires Software Development company TInSys

Approach is to take over TInSys (Total Integration Systems), a Belgian medium sized software development company, specialising in mobile apps...
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Our Approach to cyber-security

Our customers benefit from the expertise and talent of our people, combined with pragmatic and proven methods and the efficiency brought by our assets:


Expertise and talent

Since 2001 we have applied our experience in cyber-security gained in various industries, from small to large businesses. Our people are seasoned, certified professionals who continuously improve and extend their knowledge.


Pragmatic and proven methods

We rely on most recognised, easily auditable and adopted standards and good practices and apply them pragmatically. We always tailor our approach to your particular context, needs and organisation culture.


Asset-based approach

We make use of the most advanced and reliable tools and solutions to support our services. This enables us to be more efficient during delivery, enforce the use of standard auditable methods and provide transparency about our achievements and your results

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