X Marks the Spot: Knowing Where and When to Block Threats

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LAST UPDATED August 20, 2021

We need to face reality – web application protection is incredibly challenging in the agile, cloud-based world in which businesses operate. Many organizations focus their security strategy on the applications themselves – a never-ending pattern of “patch and pray.” Trying to successfully guide applications through the barrage of attacks, multiple technologies, and growing sophistication of attackers is like trying to follow an obscure map. You can see your final destination, but there are new obstacles to face every hour. This fact, coupled with the frustration with the limited intelligence of legacy WAFs, has created overburdened security teams and “firewall fatigue.”

X Marks the Spot

Ultimately, no matter how good your analytics are in discovering anomalous activity, you need more context to accurately identify and thwart sophisticated attacks. ThreatX is shaking things up by focusing on the attacker and tracking their progression through the steps of the kill chain. While still analyzing application behavior, our analysis contains additional inputs, including progressive risk profiles of individual attackers. The result? Highly effective threat mitigation with supporting threat intelligence on what’s being targeted and the techniques being used…without requiring constant tuning of rules and signatures.

I invite you to see this attacker-centric approach in action during an expert-led product demo series, X Marks the Spot. I will be hosting the series on a bi-weekly basis. Join your peers for a 30-minute, interactive webinar.

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Kelly Brazil

Kelly Brazil is VP of Sales Engineering at Threat X. Kelly has dedicated his career to enterprise security and has spent the last twenty years introducing F500 and G2000 customers world-wide to emerging security technologies. He has held positions at top-tier networking vendors and service providers including UUNET, Juniper Networks, and Palo Alto Networks.