Datadog, Inc., a cloud application monitoring and security platform, today announced the official release of its Application Security Monitoring (ASM) solution. ASM utilizes distributed tracing to assist security, development, and operations teams in precisely detecting code-level vulnerabilities like server-side request forgeries (SSRFs), SQL injections, cross-site scripting (XSS) assaults, and others.
Today, applications are a frequent cause of data breaches. According to Forrester's The State of Application Security, 2021, "applications continue to be a leading cause of external breaches, and the presence of open source, APIs, and containers further adds complexity to the security team."
Security risks are increasingly focusing on gaining access to data via an organization's apps by detecting and exploiting code-level flaws. These attacks get through outdated, perimeter-based security systems, which can't tell the difference between a legitimate application request and one that presents a security risk. As software architectures become more sophisticated, there is an increasing need for application security solutions that break through barriers between security, development, and operations teams.
Datadog ASM employs distributed tracing to give end-to-end context, allowing enterprises to identify threats more precisely and react more quickly. This comprehensive view, when combined with the Datadog Cloud Security Platform's additional features such as Cloud Security Posture Management (CSPM), Cloud Workload Security (CWS), and Cloud SIEM, offers teams with actionable insights that speed up remediation and increase collaboration.
"Applications are frequent sources of data breaches because security solutions have not kept pace with modern attacks, which focus on exploiting software code vulnerabilities. Legacy, perimeter-based security solutions cannot adequately address the complexity of today's advanced software architectures, which greatly increase the number of applications, APIs and services that must be monitored. We believe the answer is to use distributed tracing to more accurately detect attacks that expose organizations to risk. This approach helps teams get visibility on authenticated attacks and those that trigger code-level anomalies, ultimately helping them collaborate and respond to threats more quickly."
Pierre Betouin, VP of Product, Cloud Security Platform at Datadog
Application Security Monitoring expands on Datadog's acquisition of Sqreen in April 2021, which has been completely integrated into the Datadog Cloud Security Platform to give a uniform user experience and expanded capabilities. Customers may get their hands on the goods right now.