SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Waratek, the application protection and management company, today announced that it was named the “Most Innovative Company at RSA Conference 2015” as part of the 10th annual Innovation Sandbox Contest yesterday. The 10 finalists were chosen from a record number of submissions. Waratek is the first non-North American company to win the Award.
“Coming out on top, Waratek demonstrated that they were the most innovative new company by highlighting the need for their unique approach to application security,” said Sandra Toms, vice president and curator of RSA Conference.
A panel of judges that included Asheem Chandna, partner at Greylock Partners; Gerhard Eschelbeck, vice president of security engineering at Google; Renee Guttman, vice president for information risk at Accuvant; Patrick Heim, head of trust and security at DropBox; and Paul Kocher, president of Cryptography Research selected Waratek for its Runtime Application Self-Protection technology.
Innovation Sandbox Contest promotes new approaches to information security technology, provides advice and counsel for entrepreneurs, and exposes the RSA Conference community to venture capitalists, industry experts, senior level business practitioners and thought leaders.
“Winning the Innovation Sandbox competition as the Most Innovative Company at the RSA Conference is the highest honor for a start-up information security vendor,” said Brian Maccaba, CEO of Waratek. “Being selected by a panel of judges that represents a ‘Who’s Who’ of the security industry is a powerful endorsement for our technology, market opportunity and the value we provide customers. We are honored to have been singled out in a field of such high caliber competitors.”
Waratek provides run-time application self-protection (RASP) for security monitoring, policy enforcement and attack blocking from within the Java Virtual Machine. This approach protects both data center and cloud-based applications against exploits that target vulnerabilities in third party libraries or legacy code, as well as zero-day malware and SQL injection attacks. Waratek prevents attacks from reaching applications regardless of whether they target business logic or code vulnerabilities.
To protect against malicious exploits, abnormal file manipulation or unexpected network connections, Waratek uses a small set of rules to quarantine illegal operations inside the application. Its unique Taint Detection Engine can detect and block SQL Injection attacks with 100 percent accuracy and without generating false positives associated with Web Application Firewalls and other technologies that rely on heuristics and signature-based detection. Waratek enables applications to protect themselves from the inside out, without code changes, hardware or any user discernible performance degradation.
Additional information about the “Most Innovative Company at RSA Conference 2015” and Innovation Sandbox Contest can be found at: http://www.rsaconference.com/events/us15/agenda/innovation-sandbox-contest
Data Sheet: http://www.waratek.com/documentation/ds-waratek-application-security-java/
BCC Risk Advisory SQLi Report: www.waratek.com/documentation/bcc-risk-advisory-executive-summary
Waratek makes enterprise apps more secure and easier to manage. Waratek AppSecurity for Java and Waratek Locker provide transparent, runtime application self-protection in datacenter and cloud environments, respectively. Waratek CloudVM enables multiple Java apps to be deployed on a single server for dramatically reduced operating costs. The company is a SWIFT Innotribe Top Global Innovator, Gartner Cool Vendor and FinTech Innovation Lab winner. Waratek is headquartered in Dublin, Ireland with subsidiaries in New York and London, and offices in Sydney, Tokyo, Shanghai, Taipei and Seoul. For further information please visit www.waratek.com.
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