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Droplet Computing Brings Existing Apps to Latest Platforms, Securely

Droplet Computing today announced that a recent penetration test failed to break into its patent-pending Droplet Computing container solution. The independent testing was undertaken by NCC Group plc.

Today, many applications run on insecure operating systems. The Droplet Computing container totally eradicates this vulnerability by deploying those applications on a modern, patched system without change, thus removing any security threat.

NCC reported, "The system being assessed allowed organisations to run existing applications within a secure containerised environment within a browser. The portability of running in a browser would allow these organisations to decommission unsupported and vulnerable operating systems in place of fully updated and supported versions, while still being able to use production software."

"Many organisations' existing applications are business critical and, in many cases, cannot be "webified" or otherwise modernised. Thus, companies continue to run their businesses with a large element of keeping their fingers crossed," stated Peter von Oven, founder and CTO, Droplet Computing. "By allowing organisations to continue to use these applications by securing them in our container technology, Droplet Computing is delivering the holy grail of utilising existing apps securely."

The assessment was conducted from February 14 to February 18, 2019 on a Windows 10 laptop with two Droplet Computing containers, one containing Windows XP, with a variety of outdated software, including Office 2010, and the other with Kali Linux containing a large number of malicious tools useful for breaking out of the container. The main outcome of the report was that the container service was not accessible remotely, a huge advantage for organisations in securing enterprise applications.

Droplet Computing is now using these results and working with NCC and Public Sector clients to achieve Cyber Essentials PLUS accreditation. Cyber Essentials is a Government-backed, industry-supported scheme to help organisations protect themselves against common online threats.
Published Tuesday, April 02, 2019 2:58 PM by David Marshall
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