The 2008 Frost & Sullivan European Technology Innovation of the Year Award in the field of network resource protection is presented to Israel-based Applicure Technologies, Ltd. in recognition of the company’s pioneering efforts toward addressing application security issues using a combination of multiple security defence technologies.
“The company’s novel technology helps in providing efficient and unlimited secure solutions by preventing attacks against Websites and Web applications,” notes Frost & Sullivan Research Analyst Gaurav Sundararaman. “In addition, it assists enterprises in executing the mission critical security functions necessary for optimum network protection.”
Applicure Technologies’ innovative software-based Web application firewall cost-effectively provides Website security against malicious use of Web application functionality. This proprietary technology has been successfully implemented in the company’s dotDefender™ v 3.8.
The Applicure firewall is a multiplatform, centrally managed Web application firewall software plug-in that provides functionality that was previously available only in hardware appliances or for individual platforms. The dotDefender™ technology uses a rule-based security model that is simple to configure and can provide immediate protection, without requiring any learning period.
“Additionally, rule-based security makes for efficient maintenance because it generates few false positives,” adds Sundararaman. “The out of the box rules are fine tuned and very accurate to solve specific attacks in the real world, without harming the application operation.”
dotDefender™ complements the network firewall and other network-based internet security products by intercepting seemingly legitimate users attempting to use the Web application to commit fraud or gain access to valuable and confidential information. Applicure’s Website security software delivers excellent return on investment (ROI) through reasonable cost, simple deployment, and easy maintenance combined with effective network protection. Automatic live updates ensure Website security that is ready to counter the latest malicious attacks.
“This technology provides broad attack coverage including Web application attacks and session attacks, plus Structured Query Language (SQL) injection, cross-site scripting, and other such assaults,” remarks Sundararaman. “With dotDefender™ v3.8, Applicure has developed the largest out of the box rules base available to enterprises today, providing the highest level of protection against Web server/Web application attacks.”
Applicure’s technology protects a myriad of platforms and the dotDefender™ is very easy to install for any IT user without specific security background. The dotDefender™ simply plugs in and starts functioning within a few minutes with no configuration complication and its maintenance, compared to hardware, is very low.
“Applicure’s technology fills a growing gap in the market for a multiplatform software-based Web application firewall, which allows businesses to protect their Websites and internal applications without the need for costly appliances or security expertise,” concludes Sundararaman. “dotDefender™ is simple to use and allows all organisations to enjoy a high level of protection at a reasonable price point.”
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About Applicure Technologies Ltd.
Applicure Technologies Ltd (applicure.com) develops the leading multi-platform web application security software products, that protects web servers and internal applications from both external and internal attacks.
Built upon years of research into hacker behavior Applicure solutions feature a comprehensive knowledge base to identify attacks accurately and stop them before they reach the website or application. Applicure’s flagship products dotDefender and dotDefender Monitor are deployed and serviced by offices and distributors worldwide. With thousands of customer installations, dotDefender meets the needs of Enterprise, SME/SMB and hosting operators. Founded in 2004, and listed on the Tel Aviv stock exchange in April 2007, Applicure is headquartered in Herzliya, Israel.
Limor Alterman, Applicure Technologies Ltd.
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