Threat X improves SaaS-based WAF offering with enhanced threat detection and neutralization capabilities; offloads burden from security teams



Threat X, provider of SaaS-based web application firewall (WAF) solutions, announced on Wednesday addition of new capabilities to help global customers identify, profile, and intercept a range of threats, including DDoS, bot and zero-day attacks, while increasing application performance. Additionally, flexible, cloud-native deployment options mean organizations can deploy and scale Threat X in hours—compared to the weeks associated with traditional WAF deployments.

Threat X’s enhanced DDoS, Bot Detection and Edge Caching capabilities draw on unique, behavior-based analytics and risk, site and application profiling, as well as attacker fingerprinting to continually detect advanced threats and optimize application performance. Unlike current WAFs, Threat X now offers a complete solution that is purpose built to reduce false positives across a wide range of evolving threats, freeing up security teams to focus on top risks and security strategy.

Security teams are challenged to protect the large attack surfaces presented by complex technology environments from an ever-evolving threat landscape. These teams simply cannot spend time managing multiple security products or be burdened with manual threat analysis if they expect to effectively protect their applications.

Available now as part of the Threat X platform, these new capabilities capitalize on machine learning and attacker profiling to automate the precise detection and neutralization of advanced threats. Now, security personnel can protect their application environments without the large management overhead associated with disparate products and rule-based WAF solutions.

With enhanced DDoS mitigation and bot detection capabilities now included in its behavior-based attack profiling, Threat X can detect and neutralize with high precision layer 7 attacks, OWASP top threats, Bots, DDoS, and zero-day attacks. Threat X also features new site and application profiling to help companies block many key exploits of attacks, long before they become an issue. With continuous innovation in cloud-native and on-premise deployment capabilities, Threat X customers can now deploy sensors in minutes via SaaS, or Docker native containers in public or private clouds. Once deployed, Threat X can begin accurately blocking attacks in a matter of hours, providing total coverage and visibility across all web and cloud applications, APIs, and microservices.

The Threat X offering delivers advanced edge caching and site performance tuning. With new static and dynamic resource caching, image optimization, inlining and manual cache purging, Threat X’s latest release addresses customer impacting performance issues prevalent in slower, back-end applications and content-heavy web properties. With its new Colorado location, Threat X Labs extends security team capabilities with proactive identification of target vulnerabilities, and 24×7, expert responses to high-risk events, freeing customers to focus on their core business with the confidence that their application security is addressed.

“In today’s dynamic threat environment, security teams struggle to put together a comprehensive web application security approach, often deploying several standalone products that simply can’t provide a holistic view into vulnerabilities and threats,” said Bret Settle, CEO of Threat X. “We believe that by combining these new capabilities with our proven behavior-based, next-gen WAF, we are helping our customers take a huge leap forward in how they deploy and manage their web application security. Now any organization can take advantage of a truly integrated solution that detects and neutralizes all types of web application attacks before they can materially impact the business.”

“A behavior-based approach to security was very compelling for us. Threat interactions are monitored, and Threat X enables us to automatically identify and block potentially malicious and suspicious behavior,” said Joel Bruesch, senior director of information security, BMC Software. “We don’t have to specify the conditions or rules like we would in any other web application firewall because the Threat X solution continuously learns from what it observes.”

“Legacy WAF’s have a history of complexity and false positives, which often means they are not deployed widely enough, leaving application portfolios exposed and placing large burdens on security teams,” said Michael Suby, Stratecast VP of Research at Frost & Sullivan. “To address these challenges, Threat X offers new capabilities and a truly next-generation approach to WAFs, with rapid and adaptable cloud deployment options and dynamic defense capabilities to address a wide range of threats. With Threat X, security teams no longer have to rely on static rule sets and reactive analysis and can now extend protection to an entire portfolio of web applications.”

 

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