RIDGELAND, Miss.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Seventh Knight Inc., a leading developer of next-generation enterprise security technology, has released the latest version of AppMoat, a centrally managed and scalable enterprise tool for Microsoft® Windows®-based endpoints enabled with Intel’s industry-leading cryptographic isolation technology, Intel® Software Guard Extensions (Intel® SGX). AppMoat replicates the security of “application virtualization” and “whitelisting” while allowing customers to secure the hardware currently in use.
Protecting Windows-Based Endpoints with AppMoat
Seventh Knight designed AppMoat to protect Windows-based endpoints between updates and patches on enterprise networks where every machine and software configuration is different and ever changing. Traditional whitelisting technology is limited in its secure dynamic configuration, but AppMoat allows legitimate software and updates to run on-the-fly for end users where traditional whitelisting would stop productivity and require an approval. With enabling Intel® SGX, AppMoat delivers the enterprise-grade performance, reliability and security required by customers, such as content delivery networks (CDN), cloud service providers (CSP), communications networks and financial institutions.
“AppMoat represents a radically new concept featuring low overhead where legitimate software functions instantly and renders bad code harmless– whether from a trusted connection to a remote data store or through a remote desktop connection to a server. By eliminating the rogue software intrusions in real time, AppMoat offers a more secure solution for both our customers and their consumers,” said Luke Koestler, CEO and founder of Seventh Knight, Inc.
AppMoat has the ability to protect an endpoint or server from threats such as ransomware, without reliance upon the traditional model of software protecting software. With AppMoat, legitimate business software can run and update without delays or manual approvals by IT staff. Unknown and potentially harmful software is contained and securely run with limited credentials within a temporary profile that will be scrubbed and safely deleted after the process exits, reported to IT in real time, and still be accessible to the end user for use if legitimate. AppMoat is not a form of traditional whitelisting and can run on older hardware if Intel SGX is not available.
“The integration of Seventh Knight’s latest version of AppMoat and Intel’s SGX technology, improves the efficacy of hardware and software-based security layers on every endpoint,” said Rick Echevarria, vice president of the Software and Services Group and general manager of the Platforms Security Division at Intel Corporation.
About Seventh Knight
Seventh Knight created and patented one of the first enterprise class whitelisting solutions for the U.S. Department of Defense and continues to innovate with the launch of AppMoat Enterprise. Seventh Knight designed the new AppMoat Enterprise technology to address the next decade of advanced threats while supporting the hardware that customers already have without degrading endpoint performance. Seventh Knight pioneered a technology within the PC market known as “Process Authentication,” and has now come full circle with “AppMoat” for Enterprise. For more information, visit https://seventhknight.com/.
About Intel® Software Guard Extensions (Intel® SGX)
Intel® SGX protects selected code and data from disclosure or modification. Developers can partition their application into CPU-hardened “enclaves” or protected areas of execution in memory that increase security even on compromised platforms. Using this new application-layer trusted execution environment, developers can enable identity and records privacy, secure browsing, and digital rights management (DRM), as well as harden endpoint protection or any high-assurance security use case that needs to safely store secrets or protect data. To learn more about Intel® SGX, visit https://software.intel.com/en-us/sgx/details.