U.S. Management team to be based in Atlanta
ATLANTA, GEORGIA – February 18, 2016 – Waratek Inc will bring the award winning Runtime Application Self-Protection (RASP) cybersecurity solutions developed in Ireland to the Americas. Waratek’s RASP technology is the winner of the 2015 RSA Sandbox Innovation Award, and has been described by SQL Server Pro as “revolutionary.”
Waratek Inc’s Atlanta-based management team is led by two veteran executives with deep experience in public and private companies.
Chief Executive Officer John Adams is a veteran of the security and medical technology sectors with experience in executive management, global sales & product development. Adams has both startup and public company experience, having served as President & COO of Atlanta-based SecurAmerica and SVP N. America for London-based G4S (formerly Securicor) as well as a Sr. executive at US Surgical Corporation and MedLine Industries.
Executive Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer James E. Lee is the former CMO at data pioneer ChoicePoint and an expert in data privacy and security, having served nine years on the Board of the San Diego-based Identity Theft Resource Center including three years as Chair. Lee has served as a leader of two ANSI efforts to address issues of data privacy and identity management. Lee is also a former global leader at International Paper Company (NYSE: IP).
“We’re excited to work with the Waratek Inc team to bring this pioneering technology to the largest cybersecurity market in the world,” commented Brian Maccaba, Chief Executive Officer of Waratek Ltd, the Irish company that developed the pioneering technology.
“RASP is a radically different way to protect an organization’s applications and data,” noted Adams. “We have the rare opportunity to significantly improve the security of sensitive customer information and to do so in a simple, cost effective manner that does not disrupt business. That’s a win-win-win.”
With more than 80% of successful attacks occurring at the application layer, Waratek has developed a disruptive new RASP technology that allows new or legacy applications to run in a ‘secure container.’ Waratek is highly accurate in detecting attempts to attack or alter the application, provides complete flexibility in whether you block the attack or track it, and stores detailed forensic information – all in real-time – avoiding time-consuming and confidence-shaking false positives.
Waratek’s solutions require no capital expenditure, additional servers, sensors or other equipment nor does it require code changes or APIs for operation. This transparent self-protection is available for datacenter and Cloud environments.
Waratek Inc, based in Atlanta, is a Delaware corporation and a licensee of Waratek Limited in the Americas.
Waratek protects applications from logic, network and vulnerability exploits without code changes, agents or hardware devices. A pioneer in Runtime Application Self Protection, Waratek monitors, detects and blocks threats from within the Java Virtual Machine without impacting app performance. This transparent self-protection is available for datacenter and Cloud environments.
Waratek received the RSA Conference’s Innovation Sandbox award in 2015 saying it was an inventive solution to a “massive problem.” Computer Technology Review awarded Waratek the title of ‘Most Valuable Security Product.’ Waratek has also been named Gartner Cool Vendor, selected for the Fintech Innovation Lab and voted top Global Innovator in the SWIFT Innotribe Challenge for virtualization solutions.
1 Waratek protects against three of the top four & seven of the top 13 threats as tracked by SANS Institute.