When we started to build our security training platform, one of our core objectives was to make the platform flexible. We wanted to provide our users with the flexibility and convenience of connecting their own fortresses (servers) regardless of their location, operating system, cloud solution, private machine, and pentest lab setup.
We’re proud to announce that we delivered on our promise and, as of today, Windows Azure is here. You will find it in the CTF365 Main Arena.
All of this was made possible by Microsoft’s BizSpark program, a program designed to provide promising startups with exposure, support, and free software. We joined Microsoft’s awesome startup program and, as a result, have been given free Microsoft products for our users.
If you’re interested in starting your own startup project, we encourage you to apply to BizSpark. In addition to getting access to Microsoft products, you’ll receive full support and become a member of a large startup community. The BizSpark program is also helpful if you’re bootstrapped (self funding) like we are.
Being admitted into the BizSpark startup program, we achieved three things:
- We’ve gained Microsoft’s recognition as a valuable startup project
- We’ve demonstrated the flexibility of our platform and proven it to be a state of the art penetration testing lab
- We’ve given our users the opportunity to train their hacking skills on Windows products such as Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2012
By joining the BizSpark startup program, CTF365 Silver and Gold account users will be able to use any Microsoft product in our Main Arena with zero licensing costs. This includes Windows 3.1, WindowsXP, Windows Server 2012, SQL Server, Share Point Server, and several other Microsoft products.
So, what’s next? AWS. That’s right, we’re already working hard to bring Amazon Web Services (AWS) to CTF365. We stated that we provide top notch services for the InfoSec Industry, and that’s exactly what we’re going to do.
CTF365 it’s a top notch Security 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
Any questions? Glad to answer.