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Security instrumentation (aka deep security instrumentation) embeds sensors within applications so they can protect themselves from the most sophisticated attacks in real time. Security instrumentation sensors that actively reside inside applications can potentially uncover vulnerabilities, prevent data breaches, and secure the entire enterprise from development, to operations, to production – largely without human intervention.

Security implementation falls under the Runtime Application Self-Protection (RASP) umbrella, incorporating security into the running application wherever it resides on a server. Being server-based, RASP is able to detect, block, and mitigate attacks immediately, protecting applications as they run in real time by analyzing both application behavior and context. By using the app to continuously monitor its own behavior, RASP solutions have the ability to continuously protect an application from malicious inputs and behavior automatically.

Deep security instrumentation is a breakthrough technology that can enable highly accurate assessment and always-on protection of an entire application portfolio, without disruptive scanning or the need for expensive security experts.

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