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Runtime Application Self Protection (RASP)

The Fortify Application Defender is a RASP solution that helps you mitigate risk from homegrown or third-party applications. It provides visibility into application abuse while protecting software vulnerabilities from exploits in real time.

RASP via Fortify Application Defender

Sometimes you need to protect it now and remediate later. Protect your enterprise from some of the most damaging exploits like the OWASP Top 10.

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Perché utilizzare la protezione autonoma delle applicazioni?

Perché utilizzare la protezione autonoma delle applicazioni?

Le applicazioni possono rappresentare il punto di collegamento più debole all'interno della sicurezza aziendale. Non è sempre possibile rimuovere le vulnerabilità e a causa del rapido sviluppo tecnologico odierno il testing della sicurezza delle applicazioni prima della produzione rappresenta una sfida sempre più impegnativa. 

In this HPE newsletter, featured Gartner research says RASP is “transformational” and, they recommend “that Gartner clients evaluate emerging vendors and plan RASP adoption when RASP's level of maturity meets their policies.”

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Panoramica di Application Defender

  • Le vulnerabilità esistono

    Vulnerabilities

    Il test della sicurezza delle applicazioni è particolarmente efficace come misura preventiva, perché garantisce che le applicazioni non passino alla fase produttiva con vulnerabilità note. Tuttavia, la scansione e la correzione di ogni singola applicazione potrebbero non essere attuabili anche per le organizzazioni che dispongono del programma per la sicurezza delle applicazioni più affidabile. Nel frattempo, gli autori di attacchi continuano a introdurre nuove minacce inimmaginabili durante la fase di sviluppo.

  • Un controllo dalla rete non è sufficiente

    Network code view

    Modificare il codice per bloccare le minacce nuove ed esistenti richiede tempo, spesso settimane o mesi. Nel frattempo occorre ricorrere a controlli compensativi.

    L'adozione di una soluzione per la sicurezza della rete, come Web Application Firewall (WAF), è un'opzione molto comune ma non efficace per neutralizzare gli attacchi che richiedono una visibilità nell'applicazione stessa.

  • Visibilità e protezione dall'interno

    Defense

    Con la strumentazione dell’applicazione, App Defender consente di registrare il comportamento dell’applicazione e di individuare e bloccare gli attacchi, senza la necessità di imparare le regole o riscrivere righe di codice, accelerandone così la risoluzione e, allo stesso tempo, proteggendo dalle vulnerabilità. 

Application Defender is the RASP solution from app sec industry leader, Fortify.

Proven technology

First to market (2007) with App Defender agent instrumentation technology that is also used in Fortify WebInspect and other products

Proven vendor

Experience and security research from a market leader

Visionary

Part of Fortify’s end-to-end application security capabilities

Application Defender Benefits

Simplicity:

  • Install quickly and easily with a three-step deployment, get protection up and running in minutes
  • Out-of-the-box protection via preconfigured vulnerability detection rules
  • Efficiently manage, report and scale on-premise or in the cloud

 

Visibility:

  • Faster time to remediation with line-of-code detail for security issues
  • Actionable information through interactive dashboards and real time alerting
  • Continuous security monitoring of actual attacks to pinpoint vulnerabilities for protection or remediation
  • Flexible output to enable SOC to see application security logs and software vulnerability exploits
  • Configurable reporting for risk prioritization and communicating across the organization

 

Protection:

  • Stop attacks or security violations categorically or granularly, using context from inside the application with a click of a button
  • Runtime application self-protection (RASP) with real time analysis of application logic and data flows to see threats invisible to network security
  • Accurately distinguish between an actual attack and a legitimate request, greatly improving protection accuracy and reducing the chance of false positives

What can Fortify Application Defender, our Runtime Application Self-Protection (RASP) Solution, Do for you?

The common factor for many Application Defender customers is the need to buy time and gain control. As a compensating control, Application Defender can help you protect vulnerabilities while you decide when and how to best remediate them in the long term. For some, this virtual patch is used permanently.

See How Our Customers Are Applying RASP

To Buy Time

A U.S. Pharmaceutical company found more vulnerabilities than they had resources to fix. They use App Defender to defend those vulns as a virtual patch.

For Rapid Resolution

A European cloud-based software company had customers anxious for resolution of a critical vulnerability. To quickly protect the vulnerability across all 60 instances, they deployed App Defender and had their customers immediately protected.

To Broaden Testing

A European major manufacturer’s backlog of vulnerabilities already identified was preventing them from testing additional applications. To protect the vulnerabilities found in Fortify on Demand, with a click of a button, App Defender monitors and protects those vulnerabilities enabling them to scan and test more applications, further reducing their risk.

For Compliance Audit

A U.S. Company had failed a compliance audit and was given 30 days to resolve the issue. Remediation was estimated to require several months to fix. App Defender’s use as a compensating control relieved the immediate audit issue.

For SOC Visibility

A U.S. services company uses App Defender to immediately and consistently see application and user activity and potential exploits, at enterprise scale, without creating custom log parsers for apps not instrumented to create logs.

To Enable DevOps Speed

A U.S. service company uses App Defender to protect vulnerabilities found during rapid DevOps sprints. This compensating control enables DevOps speed while managing risk.

Where RASP fits

Monitor and protect applications, after pre-production security testing, to identify and stop actual exploits.

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Why RASP if I have a WAF?

Context-sensitive instrumentation can distinguish a potential exploit from a successful one so you can confidently identify and stop attacks. See why you need RASP in addition to – or instead of – a WAF.

 

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Resources

Brochure

 

Build application security into the entire SDLC

 

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Article

 

Are You Addressing Your Greatest Vulnerability?

 

Data sheet

 

Application Defender: An application self-protection solution

 

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Infographic

 

Build Security into DevOps

 

(PDF 476 KB)

Documentation

 

Application Self-Protection Use Cases

 

White paper

 

Application Defender performance metrics for Java

 

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