- Company (that provides the nominated product / solution / service): Waratek
- Website: http://www.waratek.com
- Company size (employees): 30
- Product Version Number: 2
- Type of solution: Software
- Year this product or service was first introduced to the market: 2014
- Year the current version of this product or service has been released: 2016
- Approximate number of users worldwide: 50
In 3 bullets, summarize why this product or service deserves recognition
Waratek makes enterprise applications self-protecting. According to Gartner Inc.’s Top 10 Security Predictions 2016, by 2020, 40 percent of enterprises will secure developed applications by adopting application security self-testing, self-diagnosing and self-protection technologies. Gartner recommends companies adopt runtime application self protection (RASP).
Waratek has pioneered the RASP through virtualization approach to security that protects new and legacy applications without the need to make any code changes or impacting application performance. Waratek delivers out of the box protection against most severe known vulnerabilities as well as unknown attacks.
The company is recognized for its innovations in application security, including being named RSA Conference 2015 Innovation Sandbox winner for Most Innovative Company, being named CRN’s Top 20 Coolest Cloud Security Vendors for 2016, SIIA NextGen winner 2015, Most Valuable Product in Computer Technology Review CTR MVP Awards 2015, and CRN Top 20 Coolest Cloud Security Vendors For 2016.
In less than 300 words, summarize the most important features and benefits of this product or service
Waratek makes enterprise applications self-protecting. Waratek provides transparent, runtime application self-protection (RASP) containers for web applications deployed in datacenters and cloud environments. This is a disruptive new approach to application security using virtualization that protects enterprise applications and data from logic attacks like SQL Injection, network attacks and unpatched vulnerabilities at runtime, without code changes, additional hardware and without meaningfully impacting the performance of the app. Waratek monitors, detects and blocks threats in the Java runtime in real-time, to enable applications to self-protect without generating false positives. With Waratek, organizations gain visibility into malicious activity, enforce security policies and virtually patch vulnerabilities at runtime without requiring a restart. The platform mitigates against vulnerabilities in legacy application platforms, third party and open source code, and effectively counters Zero Day malware. Further, the newest version of Waratek recently released automatically modernizes any web application running on a legacy version of Java to inherit all the security and performance improvements associated with Java 8 without even changing one line of code or performing a restart.