March 4, 2014
We can’t find the words to tell you how excited we are for this moment and no matter how hard, difficult, frustrating and challenging was this journey to Beta Stage, we do feel as a complete A-team.
After three months of CTF365 Alpha Stage, we gladly announce that we’re moving to Beta! In Alpha we tried to find bugs/vulnerabilities, see how users interacts and how useful would be for IT community with a focus on infosec, sysadmin and web developers.
We have special thanks to say for the people that found vulnerabilities/flaws and reported them to help us better secure our platform. These special thanks goes to:
In case we’ve missed your name in our list, please do send us an email and we’ll add it. We’d love to have you here. Soon we’ll create our Hall of Fame Page and you’ll be listed in there as a reward for your contribution on CTF365 Platform.
There have been hundreds of in-game attacks, and most of them successful. This proved that CTF365 indeed it’s a top notch “Security Training Platform for IT industry” with a focus on Security Professionals, System Administrators and Web Developers that implements CTF (Capture The Flag) concepts and leverages gamification mechanics to improve retention rate and speed up the learning/training curve. You can check our score board to see how teams do.
Moving to Beta means that we’ve made changes where needed and added new features/services.
Starting with Beta Stage, all registered users get instant access to CTF365 Free Arena (Basic Account). This arena is for web security light trainings filled with “Vulnerable by Design” servers like Metasploitable2, DVWA and more to come. However there will be no Scorings Reports, Points or Badges for it. Its purpose is to help security students, security wannabe, web developers, and new system administrators to play and train on vulnerable by design servers and web applications.
This feature will help our users to focus on their day by day duties without worrying about their CTF365 fortress. You can read more on Private Hack Notification.
We doubled our hardware capacity (wasn’t necessary but soon will be) which means that CTF365 easily can host hundreds of “Fortresses” (servers).
We’ve introduce our own DNS Registration System which means now you can get your own domain on our network (e.g. YourTeamName.365 or YourDomain.ctf ). For now, if you’re part of Alpha/Beta stage, you can send a request to support [at] ctf365 [dot] com with Subject Line: CTF365 Domain Registration saying what domain you want to register for what team. Only team leaders with Fortresses can request Domain Registration. Soon we’ll implement Automatic Domain Registration at http://gograndpa.ctf and http://gograndpa.365 (URLs works only if you have Alpha/Beta access).
Beta will bring a bigger scale to the battle field, new features to follow those above and a step forward towards our live release.
Just send us an email with Subject line: “Request Beta Stage Access” at support [at] ctf365 [dot] com telling us about you, and more importantly about your work as an information security professional, web developer or system administrator and why you want to join Beta and we’ll activate your access if you’ll be beneficial to our Beta stage.
CTF365 it’s a top notch training platform with a focus on Security Professionals, System Administrators and Web Developers that offers five stars services regarding training, learning and improving offensive and defensive web security.
Stay secure while having fun.