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Canvass and Cybersecurity

Category: PMI Products, Canvass

Canvass is PMI’s web-enabled distribution system monitoring and analysis platform. Deploying Canvass as a web application provides a wide array of benefits: one installation base (no need to push updates to hundreds of customers over dozens of different operating system versions, etc.); no operating system restrictions (available on UNIX, Linux, Mac and Windows with a modern web browser); and no hardware restrictions (available on desktops, laptops, tablets and most modern smartphones). However, there are also some drawbacks. Being a web application, the software is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year to anyone anywhere in the world with an Internet connection. This potentially opens the application to a barrage of traffic – most of which is benign in nature. However, there are a variety of malicious interests constantly attempting to penetrate web systems.


This white paper includes:

  • Security considerations
  • How PMI implements cybersecurity in Canvass
  • Whitehat security
  • The Whitehat testing process
  • What was tested
  • The results
  • Standards

Download White Paper Here