PLATFORM SECURITY, SOFTWARE SECURITY, API SECURITY
Prnewswire | May 09, 2023
Waratek, an industry leader making Java security achievable for every mission-critical application and API, today introduced API security to its Java Security Platform, giving customers the ability to scale strategic risk mitigation in the enterprise. This unique combination provides turnkey protection against bytecode and serialization vulnerabilities, classpath manipulation, and sandbox escapes that are unique to the Java Virtual Machine.
Additionally, Waratek released today its Log4J Vulnerability Scanner, giving users an in-depth view of any remaining issues in their IT systems. The scanner makes it simple to quickly scan all applications for Log4shell vulnerabilities, then sends out non-invasive payloads to a company's libraries, automatically building a table of remaining instances of Log4J and where to find them.
"In 2022, we were the first company that released a Log4j patch, even faster than Oracle. Today, researchers warn that the infamous Log4j vulnerability is still present in far too many systems worldwide, and that attackers will be successfully exploiting it for years. With 80 percent of Log4shell-impacted companies remaining vulnerable today, we recognized the immediate need to offer this security innovation to our customers," said Doug Ennis, CEO of Waratek.
Signature-based security approaches have worked well for non-complicated languages, but languages like Java that are compiled into bytecode require expert-level domain knowledge to secure due to the unique characteristics of the Java programming language and its execution environment. When API security is added to the mix, the issue is exasperated. Now companies can solve this problem by combining the domain expertise of a Java software engineer and the knowledge of a security engineer in one platform.
According to a recent survey, more than 60 percent of enterprise companies that use Java were affected by Log4j vulnerabilities, with 41 percent of those companies stating that between 51 and 75 percent of their apps were affected. Today, 81 percent of companies report still having problems as a result of Log4j, and 70 percent of companies surveyed still have not put a patch in place.
A long-term Waratek customer, one of the top five semiconductor businesses in the world, expressed Log4j vulnerability concerns and worried that hundreds of hours would be required to resolve the issues. Utilizing Waratek's Java Security Platform with API capabilities, 2,500 of the company's applications were fully remediated of Log4j vulnerabilities without code changes or application redeployments in under four hours.
"For Java applications and APIs our unprecedented Java Security Platform helps security teams fill the knowledge gap on Java and address its unique security nuances, such as Insecure Deserialization, accurately and instantly," said Ennis.
"Waratek's Java Security Platform has become the essential line item in our security budget," said a CISO at one of the top three largest global hotel chains. "We originally implemented it to fix insecure deserialization across our applications. Since then, it's scaled to 2,500 applications without introducing new headcount, because to date it's never generated a false-positive."
Waratek is the industry pioneer making Java security achievable for every mission-critical application and API. Headquartered in Chicago, IL and Dublin, Ireland, Waratek's multiple-award winning solution is trusted by some of the world's most recognizable brands including IBM, Google, Amazon, Microsoft, and more. The company has been recognized and awarded for its innovation in security deployment by CRN, CDM, Gartner Group, RSA, FinTech Innovation Lab, Computer Technology Review, and Government Computer News. For more information visit www.waratek.com or connect with us on LinkedIn, Twitter, or YouTube.
DATA SECURITY, ENTERPRISE SECURITY, SOFTWARE SECURITY
CyberArk | March 15, 2023
On March 14, 2023, CyberArk, the world leader in Identity Security, announced advancements to Workforce Password Management. The cloud-based business password management solution from CyberArk allows businesses to capture, store, and manage password-based apps and other secrets in a secure manner. Added features offer administrators with increased flexibility and power to minimize risk and enhance security for web-based applications.
Workforce Password Management is developed for business environments and offers the privacy, availability and security organizations require, including support for current corporate directories and passwordless authentication controls, unlike personal password managers. Some of the new things are:
Application Access Controls Based on Usernames
Support for CAPTCHA-Enabled Web Apps
Enhanced Reporting for User-Added Applications
CyberArk Secure Web Sessions and Workforce Password Management can be used together to further fortify access to critical systems. With the newest release, Secure Web Sessions provides an additional layer of defense called Session Control. Session Control enables administrators to define notification and enforcement rules for specific text fields in business applications that are accessed with credentials stored in Workforce Password Management. For example, administrators can set up a rule to stop users from transferring more than pre-set threshold within their corporate banking applications and notify the IT security team of the attempt.
Gil Rapaport, General Manager, Access Management at CyberArk, said, “Traditional password managers typically lack controls and functionalities that enterprises need to secure end-user credentials, which are constantly targeted by attackers.” He added, “Password management must be dynamic to evolve with attacker innovation. We are continuously investing in new features and functionalities for Workforce Password Management to deliver greater usability, security and control for all users within an organization – from developers and business users to IT administrators.”
(Source – Business Wire)
Founded in Newton, MA, CyberArk is the worldwide leader in identity security solutions. The company is the most comprehensive security solution for any identity, machine or human, across business apps, remote employees, hybrid cloud workloads, and the complete DevOps lifecycle, thanks to its emphasis on privileged access management. The world’s largest organizations entrust CyberArk to help secure their most vital assets.
ENTERPRISE SECURITY, PLATFORM SECURITY, SOFTWARE SECURITY
BigID | March 17, 2023
BigID, the leading platform for data security, compliance, privacy, and governance, today introduced purpose-built AI and ML-based data discovery and classification capabilities designed to quickly and easily detect secrets across enterprise data and reduce risk from potential data breaches and leaks.
Secrets - including as API keys, tokens, usernames and passwords, and security certificates - are commonly shared, cloned, and distributed across enterprise data environments as a means for better collaboration and efficiency. Unfortunately, the proliferation of secrets across these environments increases the attack surface and quickly raises security risks. Data containing secrets can inadvertently get pushed into production, while other secrets can be exposed to internal and external bad actors.
With BigID's native secrets detection capabilities, organizations can:
Scan for secrets across the entire software development ecosystem including GitLab, GitHub, Jira, Confluence, Powershell scripts, Slack, and hundreds of other data sources across the environment
Detect secrets faster and more accurately using patented AI and ML-based data classification techniques
Proactively protect secrets with streamlined and automated remediation to continually mitigate the threat of exposure
"Secrets-in-code remains one of the most overlooked vulnerabilities in security, despite being a priority target in some of the biggest breaches of late," said Tyler Young, CISO at BigID. "BigID's purpose-built AI and ML-based data discovery and classification give security teams speed and confidence to protect secrets from unwanted exposure so they don't become another headline."
BigID enables organizations to know their enterprise data and take action for data-centric security, privacy, compliance and governance. Customers deploy BigID to proactively discover, manage, protect, and get more value from their regulated, sensitive, and personal data across their data landscape. BigID has been recognized for its data intelligence innovation as a 2019 World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer, named to the 2021 Forbes Cloud 100, the 2021 Inc 5000 as the #19th fastest growing company and #1 in Security, the 2021 and 2022 Deloitte 500, and an RSA Innovation Sandbox winner.