AppDynamics, a part of Cisco has announced Cisco Secure Application, the industry’s first solution to drastically simplify vulnerability management, defend against attacks, and protect applications, from the inside-out.
Co-innovated with the Cisco Security business, this new solution correlates security and application insights through a single solution. Built natively into the AppDynamics platform, users benefit from reduced alert fatigue, real time threat detection, and automatic breach prevention. The result is businesses’ confidence in application performance without the fear of significant damage to brand reputation and customer trust.
Organisations are increasingly reliant on applications to engage with and deliver services to customers, which leads to huge volumes of personal user data being housed within the application. As a result, organisations face increased vulnerability to cyber threats and security incidents. This challenge is further exacerbated as they continue to support more employees working from home who are using laptops and devices connected to the public internet.
This is testing the limits of monitoring practices and vastly expanding the IT perimeter, creating new weaknesses and vulnerabilities in even the most secure IT estates. Failure to have the right processes and solutions in place to safeguard data housed in applications not only puts brand reputation and consumer trust at risk, but also may cost organisations millions of dollars in the event of a breach.
With applications now running anywhere from on-premise to multi-cloud and cloud-native microservices, combined with accelerated innovation, the need for an application-led approach to security is paramount. This critical shift will enable technologists to identify vulnerabilities within the application during production, correlate vulnerabilities and breaches with business impact, and bring together application and security teams to facilitate speedy remediation. With Secure Application, enterprise IT teams will have access to:
- Automatic runtime protection
- Simplified vulnerability management
- Security insights informed by business impact
- Collaboration between application and security teams
“A slow or underperforming application can significantly impact the user experience, but when an application’s security is breached and exploited, it can be life altering for the end user. Companies simply cannot afford to ignore the risk,” said Jeetu Patel, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Security and Applications, Cisco. “Secure Application is the first of its kind to deliver this level of security insight that empowers both application and security teams to safeguard customer and organisation assets while delivering a best-in-class digital experience.”