Contrast Security’s Protect solution helps midsize and growth companies defend against emerging zero-day vulnerabilities and application security attacks. This new midmarket approach helps fast-track customers’ deployments with professional services to have the customer up and running quickly without any business disruptions.
Midmarket and growth companies face the same complexities and threats around cybersecurity as large enterprises but often lack the resources to protect themselves from evolving threats. According to Gartner research, only 5% of midmarket companies’ IT spend was allocated to security in 2021. Software supply chain risk continues to be a priority, and, as Log4Shell illustrated, companies of all sizes are susceptible to attacks. Securing software requires a defense-in-depth approach, and deploying runtime protection can help protect organizations’ product applications and improve security posture.
"Bad actors move fast, and often, zero-day unknowns hidden in the application can expose a security weakness even before an official vulnerability [i.e., CVE (Common Vulnerability and Exposure)] is made public. In particular, midsized organizations lacking dedicated application security teams gain critical safeguards using solutions like Contrast Security Protect, which defend against attacks using RASP [Runtime Application Self-Protection]," said Jim Mercer, IDC Research Vice President, DevOps and DevSecOps.
Contrast Protect is a production application and application programming interface (API) runtime protection that blocks attacks and reduces false positives, helping developer teams prioritize vulnerabilities and remediate them quickly. With Contrast Protect, initial installation and configuration success is provided to enable companies to:
- Stop attacks immediately. Accurately detect and block application attacks and confirm if the exploit could reach its target: always-on protection for peace of mind.
- Monitor applications for malicious behavior. Continuous security observability from inside the application with prioritized and confirmed vulnerabilities.
- Instrument once and protect forever. Embedded runtime protection continuously monitors applications for threats with scalability to deploy without additional resources to maintain.
“According to the 2022 Verizon Data Breach Investigation Report, web applications remain the number one attack vector for hackers to breach systems, which is not surprising. Over the last few years, Maersk, Marriott and Colonial Pipeline have made headlines for massive data breaches, but what organizations need to realize is that these hackers aren’t just targeting the Fortune 500 brands,” said Steven Phillips, Vice President of Product Marketing at Contrast Security. “No entity is off-limits, as cybercriminals don’t discriminate against any targets. Contrast Protect for midsize businesses fast-tracks their deployment to help companies gain protection against exploits, with the added support and guidance from our Contrast Professional Services experts so that they are up and running immediately, while at the same time keeping pace with business-critical application development schedules.”
This new Contrast Protect offering includes product licenses to support up to five applications, Contrast Professional Services installation and review sessions. Learn how to get protected today with Contrast’s fast-track approach.