DPP by Virsec secures software workloads against advanced cyberattacks


Virsec announced its Deterministic Protection Platform (DPP), providing better protection against all known and unknown threats to software workloads, and reducing threat actor latency from minutes to milliseconds, with true runtime protection and observability.

Combining the broadest attack coverage and highest accuracy in the industry, DPP by Virsec protects server workloads across the entire execution stack, eliminating false positives, when deployed on bare metal, virtual machines (VM), containers or in the cloud.

DPP by Virsec is the next evolution of the company’s flagship and award-winning Virsec Security Platform (VSP), which was the first solution capable of truly eradicating threats to the software workload at runtime. in real time. DPP by Virsec makes security response obsolete by improving protection that conventional and probabilistic solutions simply cannot:

  • Full application stack protection at runtime, automatically protecting vulnerable workloads spanning all facets, including applications, files, processes, and memory space that are typically targeted by attackers.
  • Only reliable execution is allowed, which ensures zero adversary downtime and stops an attacker’s malicious actions within milliseconds against known and unknown threats, especially against ransomware, code execution remote, supply chain poisoning, and memory-based attacks.
  • Uniquely detects advanced web-, host-, and memory-level attacks that bypass Extended/Endpoint Detection and Response (X/EDR), Web Application Firewall (WAF), Intrusion Detection and Prevention System (IDPS), Endpoint Protection Platforms (EPP), and Antivirus (AV) solutions. This can reduce, if not completely negate, the need for patches.
  • With its read-only approach to mapping the software workload, DPP by Virsec does not harm applications while providing true protection. This unique approach also enables rapid deployment, performance maintenance, and large-scale automation.

“Security practitioners are exhausted by the failed promise of ‘protection’ when many vendors simply offer alerts after an attack on their applications. As we’ve seen with Log4j, PrintNightmare, and other recent attacks, this approach doesn’t work,” said Dave Furneaux, co-founder and CEO of Virsec. “When we founded Virsec, we took a ‘first principles’ approach to protecting software, regardless of the attacker’s preferred exploit or method of attack. Now, the name of our platform says it all: we can figure out what your software is supposed to do and immediately stop any attack. »

Attacks continue to increase exponentially. In 2020, the FBI saw over 2,000 ransomware incidents and an increase of over 200% in ransomware demands in 2021. Software vulnerabilities continue to plague both legacy and modern systems and the commonality between these events is that they target – and in many cases hide within – software at its fundamental levels on hosts and in memory.

In fact, on its 20th anniversary, OWASP updated its top 10 most critical application risks and added a new category, Software and Data Integrity Failures. Attackers constantly change their techniques. EDR and other traditional tools do not protect against the “attack of the week”. A new approach is needed.

DPP by Virsec secures the entire application stack (web, host, and memory) at runtime, regardless of application type or environment. This deterministic approach to security ensures granular protection of unpatched legacy workloads, consolidated virtual machines and containers, and provides protection and control of runtime web applications.

The platform’s coverage for all of these use cases helps organizations achieve better protection, lower the cost of operations, and ensure continuous compliance, all of which contributes to their overall business results.

Today, Virsec has public sector and corporate clients worldwide, including in the healthcare, financial services, retail, energy and insurance sectors.

“The world has been far too patient with security vendors claiming to protect themselves against the inflexible ransomware and remote code execution attacks that cripple our business. Traditional approaches just don’t work. Any CISO or CIO should be able to walk into the CEO’s office or the boardroom and say with confidence that they can not only protect against these attacks, but also stop them, in milliseconds, before they cause damage. Virsec is the only company that can give these technology leaders the confidence to say “Yes!” – John Chambers, former Chairman and CEO of Cisco and CEO of JC2 Ventures

“Deterministic protection is a game-changing paradigm for reliably protecting software workloads against known and unknown security threats, unlike probabilistic methods, security alerts, and post-damage delayed response systems. Virsec’s pioneering DPP innovation may be the next standard of care for an organization’s critical software workloads. — Rehan Jalil, CEO, Securiti and Board Member of Virsec.

“A rule of thumb when it comes to defending your organization against advanced threats is that trust is simple and deception is complex, and Virsec has built a platform that understands that. They applied what advanced reverse engineers do with malware analysis, but in real time, to understand what the expected response should be for a trusted environment and identify the difference when a threat tries to break that trust. . We talk about NextGen EDR quite often, but if there’s one word that goes beyond NextGen, it’s DPP. – Lance James, CEO Unit 221B


DPP by Virsec is available now via an annual subscription.


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