Introducing Our New Web Assessment

Security, performance, usability, and compliance on the web


The web is always changing. Some aspects are constant, such as the importance of online security. Others continually change, such as the wide array of devices being used to access the internet. We pride ourselves on staying at the forefront of web technology — not only to best serve our clients — but because we are genuinely interested in (and in some cases contribute to) these advances in the way the web works.

One phrase we often say at CodeRed is that we strive to build brilliant technology that makes our clients leaders in their industries. In order help fulfill this mission, we have created a new service offering with the single goal of helping site owners improve the way their site works. Our Web Assessment is inspired by the way network security assessments are structured: the client gives us a range of IP addresses, we test the IPs and their network against an exhaustive list of security issues, and then we create an informative executive report highlighting concerns and recommendations.

Similarly, our Web Assessment examines hundreds of aspects of a website or web application. We not only test for security, performance, and usability issues on the site — but also for various legal and compliance concerns. The outcome of this assessment is that you, as a website or web application owner, will become aware of improvements that are critical to the success of your site or app.

The outcome of this assessment is that you, as a website or web application owner, will become aware of improvements that are critical to the success of your site or app.

An overview of our web assessment can be found on our website. Below are some of the key focus areas.


• Web Security

Security is paramount this day in age. There are basic measure that can help secure a web property, such as SSL or DNSSEC. But web developers need to be well versed in guidelines such as the OWASP Top 10.

• Server Infrastructure

Often overlook are the servers powering the site. Any government entity, business accepting online payments, or holder of personal health information is required to follow regulations that affect a site down to the server level.

• Site Performance

Nobody likes a slow site. But did you know that customer conversions are made in as little as one second? The speed of your site can directly affect the happiness and engagement of your users. Dozens of variables affect site speed, such as: above-the-fold content, caching, database calls, javascript usage, and global content delivery to name a few.

• Mobile Optimization / Responsive Design

This is the big one that many developers and non-techies alike have become aware of in recent years. Mobile is now the majority, and it is imperative that a site be easy to use on devices of all sizes.

• Compliance

ADA, PCI, HIPAA — the acronyms are endless. If you take payments or process personal information, your site may be required by law to follow certain security measures and processes. The newest compliance to hit the scene is ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act). Like allowing a seeing-eye dog to enter your facility, your site must also be welcoming to users with disabilities. The Department of Justice is likely to introduce new legislation in 2016 that will mandate ADA compliance on certain websites.


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