Protection international assets from modern threats is a challenging task
Reluctantly or proactively, CIOs are making their organization’s data readily accessible, including to suppliers, partners and customers, using Web browsers and mobile applications. But the most sensitive corporate data can also be available to uncaring or hostile outsiders, if one is not careful enough. The network perimeter having vanished, the challenge is to secure a business eying towards agility and ready to trust, if not rely heavily on inherently insecure Web, cloud computing and mobile technologies
As CIOs and CISOs take on that challenge, DenyAll can help them with three critical steps:
1. Filtering incoming Web traffic and blocking application-layer attacks:
DenyAll has been in the business of securing and accelerating Web applications and services for over a decade. That experience suggests that filtering incoming web traffic is not an option anymore: every business and public institution relying on Web, cloud and mobile technology to collaborate, interact and transact ought to make sure hackers don’t take advantage of those open channels.
2. Detecting vulnerabilities in the infrastructure to reduce the attack surface:
Unless one believes in luck, proactively managing IT vulnerabilities is also an absolute must. Hackers will eventually go after your organization’s data, if they haven’t already. The effectiveness of a security strategy depends not only on the quality of its application security controls. One should definitely make it more difficult for thieves and spies to get to corporate applications and data. Applications are complex and some evolve rapidly: the security of the entire stack needs to be tested regularly (vulnerability scanners).
3. Optimizing application security beyond virtual patching:
Remediating vulnerabilities is not always trivial. In fact, it can be a lengthy and difficult process to patch a system, modify access rights or remove application coding errors. Changing the policy of a Web Application Firewall, however, can be done relatively quickly and effortlessly. DenyAll is working to take application security to the next level, by integrating its products and delivering actionable application security intelligence. Beyond the ability to prevent the exploitation of vulnerabilities as soon as detected, the goal is to define ad hoc policies that optimize both security and performance.