|By Business Wire||
|June 11, 2014 09:11 AM EDT||
Waratek, the Java application protection and management company, today announced Waratek Java Application Security (JAS), the first security product that monitors, detects and blocks threats from within the Java Virtual Machine (JVM). Waratek JAS enables organizations to gain visibility into malicious activity, enforce security policies and virtually patch vulnerabilities at run-time without installing any agents or modifying applications. It prevents attacks from reaching Java applications regardless of whether they target business logic or legacy Java vulnerabilities.
According to Gartner, Inc.: “Applications can be better protected when they possess self-protection capabilities built into their runtime environments, which have full insight into application logic, configuration, and data and event flows.”1
Waratek JAS will be demonstrated at the Gartner Security and Risk Management Summit Booth 1127 in National Harbor, MD from June 23-26 http://www.gartner.com/technology/summits/na/security/
Current Approaches Falling Short
Traditional approaches to application protection including static code analysis, application best practices, and network devices such as web application firewalls (WAF) are unable to keep up with Java threats. Application best practices are very difficult to apply consistently, and cannot be used for third-party libraries or applications. Meanwhile, WAFs don’t understand application logic to the degree necessary to reliably block attacks, and require complex configuration and management. The recent Heartbleed OpenSSL vulnerability demonstrates how ubiquitous third party libraries have become, why they are so difficult to police and the damage they can cause.
Waratek JAS Provides Deep Visibility
To protect applications from the inside out, Waratek JAS operates at the JVM layer where it monitors every network packet, file system call and CPU instruction, while remaining transparent to both applications and network infrastructure. This deep visibility also allows Waratek JAS to log/audit activity for compliance reporting, forensics and integration with security information event management (SIEM) systems. It requires no changes to application code, modifications to network configurations or hardware appliances. Waratek JAS uses industry-standard, Oracle Licensed Technology and can be deployed in monitoring or blocking mode.
Zero Day Attack Protection
To protect applications against malicious activity including SQL Injection, abnormal file manipulation or unexpected network connections, Waratek JAS uses a small set of rules that provide broad coverage against attacks from outside the application and quarantine illegal operations inside the application. This approach also defends against Zero Day vulnerabilities since it traps the application behavior, independent of the threat vector, without having to wait for a patch to be coded, tested and implemented. A simple black list rule can be implemented to provide virtual patch protection against new vulnerabilities, without the need to stop the application or make any code changes. Since it has end-to-end visibility of Java applications, Waratek JAS provides protection at every stage of the attack lifecycle including:
- Inspection of risky API calls and network access
- Detection of vulnerable code
- Mitigation of vulnerabilities
- Quarantine of sensitive operations
- Isolation of resources and data
“According to industry sources, custom Java applications contain between 5 to 10 security vulnerabilities per 10,000 lines of code, which is a huge problem since many of these programs are used by financial institutions and large enterprises to run key pieces of their business, ” said Brian Maccaba, CEO of Waratek. “With Waratek JAS we have reduced the Java attack surface to a small well-defined space that allows us to monitor and protect against third party software vulnerabilities, internal threats and external attacks – all without making any changes to existing applications.”
To enable organizations to minimize the risk and operational overhead associated with applying critical application patches, Waratek provides “virtual patching” until updates can be installed. This capability not only enables controlled patching so updates can be properly tested, but also addresses legacy security threats. For example, third party Java code running in older applications may be end‐of-life and unsupported, leaving known vulnerabilities unpatched for months or years.
Availability and Pricing
Waratek JAS is available immediately. Pricing is per protected application per month.
Corporate Profile: http://www.waratek.com/about
Waratek makes Java enterprise applications more secure and easier to manage. The Waratek Java Application Security platform provides transparent, run-time application self-protection against business logic and network layer threats. The Waratek CloudVM enables organizations to deploy multiple Java apps on a single server within Cloud or datacenter environments to dramatically reduce operating costs. Waratek is a SWIFT Innotribe Top Global Innovator and Gartner Cool Vendor in Application and Integration Platforms. The company is headquartered in Dublin, Ireland with offices in London, New York, Sydney, Tokyo, Shanghai, Taipei and Seoul. For further information please visit www.waratek.com.
1 Gartner, Inc. Runtime Application Self-Protection: A Must-Have, Emerging Security Technology, 24 April 2012 by Joseph Feiman
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