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ThreatX Delivers First Cloud-Native Solution to Detect & Block Runtime Threats to APIs and Applications
ThreatX announced ThreatX Runtime API & Application Protection (RAAP). This patent-pending capability goes beyond basic observability to extend threat detection, tracking and blocking to customers' runtime environments, without slowing developers or requiring expertise in cloud-native applications.

As organizations transition apps and workloads to the cloud, often across multi-cloud environments, attackers seek new ways to access sensitive data. While the Log4Shell vulnerability served as a wake-up call to runtime threats, shoring up these gaps is easier said than done. With ThreatX RAAP, organizations can greatly extend protections beyond the edge and address a myriad of risks to runtime environments, including insider threats, malware, web shells, remote access software, code injections and modifications, and malicious rootkits.

"The CISOs I meet with make it clear: they need fewer standalone tools and a better ability to protect their APIs and applications across both legacy and cloud-native environments," said Gene Fay, chief executive officer at ThreatX. "We are excited to make these new capabilities possible and give our customers the means to confidently block attacks in real time - from the edge to runtime."

The ThreatX RAAP solution is easily deployed as a sidecar container within a Kubernetes environment. Leveraging extended Berkeley Packet Filter (eBPF) technology, ThreatX RAAP enables deep network flow and system call inspection, process context tracing, and advanced data collection, profiling & analytics. With eBPF, ThreatX RAAP inspects network traffic anywhere on a host or node without requiring an in-line deployment.

ThreatX RAAP may be deployed as a standalone solution to address runtime environments or coupled with the ThreatX API & Application Protection - Edge solution. When used in tandem, these capabilities provide a 360-degree ability to detect, track and block threats to APIs and applications.

Other benefits of the ThreatX RAAP solution include:

  • Block high risk transactions, such as data exfiltration attempts and excessive data exposure
  • Protect transactions within a corporate network (i.e., east-west traffic), including virtual networks and subnets
  • Prevent malware hidden within encrypted data via transparent TLS inspection - without disrupting confidentiality or integration of communications
  • Reduce massive alert fatigue associated with other security tools through ThreatX's risk-based blocking capability

"As we explored ways to extend our ability to block, it was important we enable customers to cover runtime environments, and to do so in a way that was painless for both security and developers," said Andrius Useckas, co-founder and chief technology officer at ThreatX. "eBPF allows us to offer all of this, and more. We believe this cloud-native capability will greatly improve companies' API and application protection today, and offer many other benefits down the road.

Published Tuesday, April 11, 2023 10:52 AM by David Marshall
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