Legacy Platforms

Most organizations have apps running on platforms that are no longer supported such as Java, Apache Tomcat and WebLogic. In fact the most widely used version of Java is not the most current. That’s because it’s too risky and expensive in most cases to rewrite an app’s code, despite known and unknown vulnerabilities across the entire software stack.

Waratek protects your legacy applications and legacy platforms, no matter what version of Java you use. With an easy to install .JAR file plugin you gain the advantages of a Java 8 virtual host container for legacy Java apps running in guest mode for Java 4, 5, 6 or 7.

After installation of the Waratek solution, identified vulnerabilities are mitigated:

  • Without code changes
  • Without prior knowledge of the application
  • Without slowing the app’s performance

Java Versions Used

SOURCE: JetBrains State of Developer Ecosystem Survey in 2018

Java 6 & 7

Java 8

Java 9

Note: Sum of shares may be more than 100%

Before Waratek

Exposed Vulnerabilities

After Waratek

Completely Mitigated Application

Waratek Enterprise

Waratek Enterprise

A plugin agent that provides the full suite of Waratek benefits:

  • Virtual Patching
  • Full Stack Security
  • Virtual Platform Upgrade for Java


Watch this short video to find out how Waratek secures Legacy Java



Modernizing an out-of-date, mission critical application without code changes


Legacy News

December 13, 2018 in Blog, Legacy, Patching, Zero Day

Fighting automated cybersecurity attacks with manual tools

December cybersecurity trends make it clear, it’s time to fight back December 2018 has been a tough month in the cybersecurity community.  In the span of a few days, we’ve…

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September 5, 2018 in Blog, Legacy, Patching, Zero Day

WAF to Runtime Protection

The changing of the guard is underway.   In late July, Amy DeMartine of Forrester made a bold prediction: “…eventually runtime application self-protection (RASP) (will) take over web application firewall…

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August 2, 2018 in Blog, Legacy, Patching

What to do when the vendor’s security patch doesn’t fix the problem?

Back in the days before television informercials, there were ads asking “How many times has THIS happened to you?”  What usually followed was some common problem with an outlandish solution…

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July 11, 2018 in Blog, Legacy, Patching

The deadline for retiring early TLS has passed. But, is it really gone?

In a summer of big security compliance deadlines, one slipped by virtually unnoticed.  While the world was fixated on meeting the strict requirements of GDPR by 25 May, there was…

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