Leading Publication for the IT Channel Singles Out Runtime Application Self-Protection Vendor for Bullet Proof Vest Approach to Security
NEW YORK – July 27, 2015 – Waratek, the application protection and management company, today announced that CRN, the IT channel’s leading source for news, has named it a Coolest Security Startup for 2015. CRN recognized Waratek for its secure container technology, which creates a “bulletproof vest” for applications deployed on-premise or in cloud environments. The CRN profile of Waratek is available here.
“Being named Coolest Security Startup of 2015 by CRN and winning the RSA Innovation Sandbox in the past three months is very gratifying,” said Brian Maccaba, CEO of Waratek. “These accolades validate the growing concern and importance of application security, and our unique self-protection approach. Waratek’s ability to prevent attackers from exploiting software vulnerabilities that organizations can’t or haven’t been able to fix is getting a lot of attention in the industry.”
Waratek provides run-time application self-protection (RASP) for security monitoring, policy enforcement and attack protection. RASP protects both data center and cloud-based applications against exploits that target vulnerabilities in third party libraries or legacy code, as well as zero-day malware and SQL injection attacks. Waratek prevents attacks from reaching applications regardless of whether they target business logic or code vulnerabilities.
Last month, Waratek announced that it has developed the ability for its RASP product to consume CWE (common weakness enumeration) reports from SAST tools like HP Fortify, Veracode, Checkmarx and others to generate rules that immediately address application security vulnerabilities. This fully automated workflow can immediately protect production applications without any manual intervention or configuration. It can also be integrated into the Software Development Lifecycle. Using a closed-loop process, Waratek AppSecurity for Java provides validation to SAST/DAST tools that vulnerabilities have been remediated.
Waratek makes enterprise apps more secure and easier to manage. Waratek AppSecurity for Java and Waratek Locker provide transparent, runtime application self-protection in datacenter and cloud environments, respectively. The company was chosen as the Most Innovative Company at RSA Conference 2015, is a SWIFT Innotribe Top Global Innovator and FinTech Innovation Lab winner. Waratek is headquartered in Dublin, Ireland with subsidiaries in New York and London, and offices in Sydney, Tokyo, Shanghai, Taipei and Seoul.