Application Security Monitoring (ASM) = Attack Monitoring

When you think of attack monitoring or ASM compare it to Application Performance Management (APM) solutions such as AppDynamics, New Relic or Dynatrace. These telemetry products use an agent-based technology to instrument the running application and measure performance metrics. Just like Contrast does for security.

Who Needs ASM?

SOC teams looking for better ways to monitor for headline-making application attacks.
Incident response teams looking for deeper insight into application attacks.
IT operations teams frustrated with managing or scaling Web Application Firewalls (WAF).
DevOps teams who want an APM-like way to monitor security.
Application security teams that want to protect legacy applications in production.

Contrast Security's application security monitoring solution empowers you
to monitor your application like never before.


Continuous Visibility

Monitor Security like Performance

Application Intelligence

Give SOC and IR teams application insight.

Rapid, Smart Response

Alert and block intelligently. Patch instantly.

The Problem With a
Production Application

You can only manage what you measure.

Until recently, we knew little to nothing about the state of security inside a running application – unless developers built in custom logging. Without security visibility, security pros would typically:
  • Hope the developers wrote secure code
  • Harden the platform (e.g., OS, server, container) the application is running on and hope nothing gets through
  • Deploy an edge device (e.g., IPS, WAF) and hope blocking suspicious traffic is sufficient
  • Hope your SOC finds the attack in time
  • Hope that your incident response team can respond effectively

How Contrast ASM Delivers Value

Contrast Protect's patented deep-security instrumentation allows visibility deeper into the application stack. Contrast Protect Log Enhancement extends your attack and event monitoring capability into the inner workings of application and user behavior.

Log Enhancement Allows You to Monitor Any Security Event

Inside the application, Contrast Log Enhancers enable user-defined policies that monitor security activity and send that data to your log management or Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) system of choice.