Real-time visibility and protection for critical applications and data via Runtime Application Self Protection (RASP)
Prevoty is dedicated to solving the challenges of application security. Applications are the heart of business, accessing and processing sensitive data. Network security has limited purview into what happens inside an application, and sophisticated hackers bypass perimeter defenses far too easily.
After keeping hackers at bay for years, our founders realized that true application security requires radical thinking: applications must self-defend at runtime.
Using LANGSEC, Prevoty developed a solution that monitors and protects applications at runtime, neutralizing actual attacks and providing unprecedented visibility into your production environment. Organizations rely on Prevoty’s high-performing RASP products to reduce runtime risk and eliminate vulnerability backlogs.
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Application Security In An Open Source World
Securing applications that rely on third-party
and open source software
Aside from the data they collect, create, and store, applications can oftentimes be an organization's greatest digital asset. Building custom applications to match the customer and market demands mapped to revenue objectives and available resources can be tremendously rewarding, but also a potentially-huge undertaking.
Ultimately, time to market is always a factor ... a requirement that almost always wins out over security. One way to tackle the time and effort to deliver more quickly is to leverage third party and open source components. But, do these elements save you in the long run - or do they introduce more risk in the form of potential vulnerabilities that are either not easily uncovered (at best) or not easily patched (if patchable at all)?
To answer these questions and more, we've pulled together a group of experts that deal with these challenges on a daily basis.
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Now is not the time to point fingers, says Prevoty's Kunal Anand in response to the Equifax breach
On the heals of the announcement alerting roughly half of the American population to the fact that their personal information was exposed in a breach at Equifax, Kunal Anand, CTO and co-founder of application security solution provider, Prevoty, chats with ITSPmagazine's Sean Martin to explore how this might have happened and what the scope and scale of the situation looks like.
While we know very little at this point, given the source of the breach being attributed to an application vulnerability, what can we glean from the Equifax breach? First, there are a couple significant questions that need to be answered. Such as, how can so much data be exposed in plain text? What was the trigger behind the detection? We may not know the answers to these questions for quite some time, but we should all be asking ourselves, how come application security doesn’t get the attention it deserves within an organization, especially when applications are likely the most critical asset a company has (second to the data the apps connect to)?
Regardless of the answers to these questions (and more), Kunal’s advice for both the industry and the organizations that are facing this threat themselves is to not point fingers at Equifax and to recognize that this could happen to any of us. This is not the time to dog pile on another breach story; rather it is a time to reflect and learn.