Threat Stack Launches New Unified Application Security Monitoring Solution

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Threat Stack’s Application Security Monitoring
enables cloud security observability across the full stack & full lifecycle in a single solution

Even when companies have a formal software security team, the ratio of security team members to developers is about 1 to 75.

Web application attacks are the # 1 cause of breach.

Given these statistics, application security should be an integral part of all modern cloud-native operations. To help address this need, Threat Stack has released Threat Stack Application Security Monitoring — its unified application security solution — which adds new functionality to the existing Threat Stack Cloud Security Platform® at no additional cost. With the addition of runtime application self-protection and application risk detection capabilities to the Cloud Security Platform, Threat Stack is the only security vendor providing full stack security observability from the cloud management console to the application layer.

The AppSec Security Challenge

Web applications have always been a challenge for security — and remain the number one source of breach in the 2018 DBIR. Despite this, most companies struggle to secure their applications. They worry that application security programs will erode the agility and speed of DevOps. They know that traditional application security testing approaches can flood developers with false positives, and there are simply not enough skilled AppSec experts to support developers with the context needed to fix real issues. And if a vulnerability is exploited, it’s challenging to determine what the attacker did once they got in.

To address this problem head on, Threat Stack Application Security Monitoring detects risks in application code and alerts on live attacks in real-time, from development through production. Developers don’t require any security experience — they simply activate the AppSec microagent with a simple, one-time set-up. After that, it stays with the app throughout its full lifecycle.

AppSec Monitoring blocks active attacks and gives developers the immediate context and training they need to remediate the issue behind it. Because it monitors the full infrastructure stack, the Threat Stack Cloud Security Platform alerts on risky behaviors in underlying systems, even if attackers are initially successful higher up in the application layer.

The powerful combination of the Threat Stack Cloud Security Platform, now inclusive of the Threat Stack Application Security Monitoring solution, helps customers connect the dots with contextualized information from every part of the cloud stack throughout the entire software development lifecycle. By correlating information from the cloud management console, containers, container orchestration, and application layers, Threat Stack customers can quickly and accurately identify risk and ongoing attacks across their cloud environment.

With the rapid adoption of cloud-native architectures — including microservices, containers, and serverless — application security is more important than ever. While many application security options are available, the addition of Threat Stack Application Security Monitoring to the existing Threat Stack Cloud Security Platform makes Threat Stack the first to enable cloud security observability across the full stack and full lifecycle in a single solution. 
— Brian M. Ahern, CEO, Threat Stack

Easy Deployment

The Application Security Monitoring microagent is simply added to an application as a single line of code during development, and Threat Stack runs continuously, remaining with the app as it runs in development and test environments, and moves into production.

Primary Benefits

Threat Stack AppSec enables developers to:

  • Proactively Reduce Risk: Leveraging insight and contextual information from across the cloud stack, Threat Stack helps developers proactively reduce risk during development.
  • Selectively Block Real-Time Attacks: Threat Stack enables users to selectively block attacks such as Cross Site Scripting (XSS), SQL Injection (SQLi), and NoSQL Injection (NoSQLi) without the risk of blocking large amounts of legitimate traffic.
  • Reduce False Positives: With full context from every part of the cloud stack, Threat Stack correlates data from across the entire software development lifecycle to reduce false positives.
  • Learn Proactively: Application Security Monitoring educates developers on best practices for reducing security risks in their code by providing in-depth context and risk reduction recommendations on every alert, so they can learn best practices for secure coding on an ongoing basis. 

Learn How Threat Stack Can Secure Your Cloud-Native Environment

The Threat Stack Application Security Monitoring solution ensures that application security is not the blind spot in your cloud-native environment. By providing contextualized information from every part of the cloud stack throughout the entire software application lifecycle, Application Security Monitoring enables you to accurately identify risk and ongoing attacks across your cloud environment in real time.

For further information, check out this solution description or contact us for a demo. Our security and compliance experts will be happy to discuss your specific requirements.

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