9/12/2014 5:46:46 PM
HP Launches Cloud Managed Application Self Protection Service
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HP Launches Cloud Managed Application Self Protection Service

Stuart Parkerson Stuart Parkerson in Enterprise Friday, September 12, 2014

HP has introduced HP Application Defender, a cloud-managed application self-protection service that provides immediate visibility and actively defends production applications against attacks.

As HP said in the recent announcement, “As the number and complexity of enterprise applications grows, the attack surface for exploits increases exponentially, leaving enterprises even more exposed. Traditional methods of protecting applications can take significant time to implement and are focused on software that is in development - they don’t protect applications running in production. Additionally, with more than 80 percent of successful breaches occurring at the application layer, it is clear that installing simple perimeter defense to protect production software lacks effectiveness.”

To prevent attacks from within the application, Application Defender leverages runtime analysis technology to monitor activity in the runtime environment to detect and prevent real-time attacks. The introduction of the HP Application Defender as a Software-as-a-Service platform allows any size organization to protect applications against advanced threats without significant investment in security resources.

HP sites reports that cross-site scripting and SQL injections affect 53 percent of applications. Application Defender brings simplicity to application security, enabling organizations to automatically identify and protect against software vulnerabilities in real time, stopping what no one else can even see.

By providing a simple installation process and a cloud-based management platform, Application Defender allows IT security professionals to identify and stop attacks quickly and effectively, without changing code or installing another device on the network.

Application Defender enables users to manage and report security data in real time, using interactive dashboards and alerts that give detailed information on the nature of an attack and where it occurred. It provides intelligence from inside the application runtime that helps developers fix the issue permanently in the source code, while it is virtually patched in the production environment.

HP Application Defender is available worldwide. Pricing for the service is $79 per month per application instance.

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