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Positive Technologies

Positive Technologies is a company specializing in developing information security solutions.

Positive Technologies is a leading global provider of enterprise security solutions for vulnerability and compliance management, incident and threat analysis, and application protection. Commitment to clients and research has earned Positive Technologies a reputation as one of the foremost authorities on industrial control system, banking, telecom, web application, and ERP security, supported by recognition from the analyst community.

State-of-the-art solutions are developed at the company's research center—one of the largest in Europe. Positive Technologies experts have helped to identify and fix over 250 zero-day vulnerabilities in products from Cisco, Google, Honeywell, Huawei, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP, Schneider Electric, Siemens, and others, earning a reputation for world-class expertise in protection of devices and infrastructures at all scales from IoT devices and ATMs to nuclear power stations.

Findings by Positive Technologies researchers are used for updating the MaxPatrol knowledge base and for development of security solutions including PT Application Firewall, PT Application Inspector, MaxPatrol Vulnerability and Compliance Management Solution, PT ISIM, PT MultiScanner and PT Telecom Attack Discovery. These products allow securing web applications, evaluating network protection, blocking attacks in real time, ensuring compliance with industry and national standards, and training security specialists. For three years in a row the company was rated a Visionary in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Web Application Firewalls (WAF).

Positive Technologies is the organizer of the annual Positive Hack Days international forum and security competition, in which thousands of participants take part every year.

Company specialists actively participate in organizations dedicated to information security (CEH, CIS, ISACA, Web Application Security Consortium, OWASP), publish their works in various magazines devoted to practical information security, and regularly speak at major IS international conferences, including: Black Hat USA, CanSecWest, FIRST Annual Conference, Hack In Paris, Hack In The Box, ITSF, Microsoft Security Briefing, Nullcon, POC, Positive Hack Days, SAS, ZeroNights.


December 21, 2021
PJSC Positive Group lists on the Moscow Exchange and starts trading its shares
July 13, 2021
Denis Baranov, former Managing Director of Positive Technologies, is named new CEO
  • Added PT ISIM freeView Sensor, a light version of PT Industrial Security Incident Manager, to the company's industrial cybersecurity lineup. Introduced version 4.0 of MaxPatrol SIEM, our system for real-time incident detection. Sparkle, the international service division of TIM Group and one of the world's ten largest mobile operators, joins efforts with Positive Technologies to launch a package solution for protection of signaling networks.
  • PT Application Firewall is certified by ICSA Labs, an independent division of Verizon performing testing and certification of products from the world's leading developers and service providers.
  • Positive Technologies becomes a member of the Russian National Committee of the International Council on Large Electric Systems (CIGRE). Company experts join the working group on ICS and automatic protection systems cybersecurity.
  • Positive Technologies assists in protecting information resources during the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
  • Positive Technologies has been positioned in the 2018 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Application Security Testing for its PT Application Inspector (PT AI) solution.
  • Positive Hack Days Forum draws over 5,500 participants from all over the world.
  • Expertize: In 2018 we published data on 46 vulnerabilities, including 30 high-risk vulnerabilities discovered in products from Cisco, Hirschmann, SAP, Schneider Electric, Siemens, and other companies
  • Positive Technologies Application Firewall Cloud DDoS Protection – a new service that protects from internet attacks by combining an anti-DDoS solution with anti hacking technologies.
  • PT BlackBox Scanner – a free cloud-based service to help secure website applications from attacks.
  • PT Telecom Security Assessment to secure next-generation 4G and 5G networks.
  • Array Networks Inc., the network functions platform company, announced a partnership that will see Positive Technologies (PT) Application Firewall being run on Array’s AVX Series Network Functions Platform.
  • Positive Technologies and CriticalBlue provides automated defense against malicious bots and scripts for web and mobile applications by combining CriticalBlue’s Approov and PT Application Firewall.
  • Sparkle, the international service arm of TIM Group and among top 10 global operators, and Positive Technologies, launched the Signalling Protection Suite, a new and full suite of security services for signalling connectivity.
  • PT Application Firewall listed for the third time in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Web Application Firewalls, with Positive Technologies as a Visionary.
  • Expertize: Positive Technologies experts have discovered over 50 vulnerabilities in products and systems, among which 28 vulnerabilities of high severity level, found in products and systems of Intel, Hirschmann, Siemens, Dahua, Kaspersky Lab and many others.
  • Offices opened in Brno (Czech Republic) and Samara (Russia).
  • Positive Technologies Industrial Security Incident Manager (PT ISIM), developed to protect industrial control/SCADA systems.
  • PT MultiScanner, a multithreaded system for identifying malicious content.
  • PT SS7 Attack Discovery (PT SS7 AD) developed for detecting attacks on telecom networks.
  • PT Application Firewall (PT AF) ranked in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Web Application Firewalls. Positive Technologies is the only company recognized as a Visionary.
  • MaxPatrol named Vulnerability Management Product of the Year in the Independent Cyber Security Awards.
  • Offices opened in three Russian cities: Nizhny Novgorod, Novosibirsk, and Tomsk.
  • Revolutionary MaxPatrol SIEM launched to monitor security events and automatically detect hacking attempts.
  • PT Application Firewall listed for the first time in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Web Application Firewalls, with Positive Technologies debuting as a Visionary.
  • MaxPatrol vulnerability and compliance management solution awarded CIS Security Software Certification in the area of Microsoft SQL Server.
  • Company gains a new partner, Partner Data, a leading Italian distributor of IT security products and security software, identification systems, and loyalty programs.
  • Company announces distribution agreement with Italian partner Itway VAD, a market leader providing IT and security solutions in Italy, Spain, Portugal, France, reece, Turkey, Middle East, and Africa.
  • Positive Technologies included in Gartner's Hype Cycles as a promising supplier of security solutions for critical infrastructure and industrial control systems (OT, ICS, SCADA).
  • The company's application security product lineup (PT Application Firewall an PT Application Inspector) goes on sale around the world.
  • PT Application Firewall used 24/7 during the Sochi Winter Olympics to protect special Olympic-related apps and secure existing web portals.
  • MaxPatrol achieves certified integration with the SAP NetWeaver technology platform.
  • MaxPatrol integrated with QRadar, a leading SIEM technology from IBM.
  • Two new products added to lineup: PT Application Inspector and PT Application Firewall.
  • PT Application Firewall successfully withstands hacker attacks from all over the world during the Summer Universiade in Kazan, Russia.
  • Company ranked No. 1 by IDC among the fastest-growing security and vulnerability management companies.
  • Positive Technologies receives CIS Security Software Certification for MaxPatrol.
  • Offices opened in Italy, South Korea, Tunisia, U.S., and Russia (St. Petersburg).
  • Company now has over 1,000 corporate clients. Sixteen pilot projects launched internationally, including with Samsung, Vodafone, and the Indian Ministry of Defense.
  • Siemens and Positive Technologies partner to secure Simatic WinCC.
  • State-owned military systems manufacturer Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) deploys MaxPatrol from Positive Technologies for automated vulnerability and compliance management of IT infrastructure.
  • Leading Italian systems integrator Italtel adds MaxPatrol to its portfolio of Integrated Security solutions.
  • Positive Technologies joins VMware Technology Alliance Program.
  • National Election Commission (NEC) of South Korea selects MaxPatrol.
  • Educational initiatives started: PHDays Young School competition and Positive Education program.
  • Positive Hack Days draws 1,500 participants. The PHDays Everywhere initiative brings the conference to educational institutions and hackspaces worldwide in an interactive format, with participants all across Russia and in countries as far away as India and Tunisia.
  • Cooperation starts with Russian law enforcement and security agencies.
  • Regular free infosec webinars started. Informzashchita training center becomes an authorized Positive Technologies training center.
  • Positive Hack Days international security forum held for the first time.


Further Resources


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