Threat Stack Cloud Security Platform adds application security

Threat Stack Application Security Monitoring will bring security, visibility and protection to cloud-based architecture and applications, according to the vendor.

Cloud security and compliance vendor Threat Stack introduced a new product for unified application security, Threat Stack Application Security Monitoring. The new offering extends security and observability across the entire cloud stack, from the cloud management console to the application layer.

Threat Stack Application Security Monitoring, or AppSec Monitoring, will be included with the Threat Stack Cloud Security Platform, bringing application runtime protection and risk detection capabilities to the vendor's flagship product.

According to the vendor, Threat Stack AppSec Monitoring enables users to accurately identify risk and ongoing attacks across their cloud environment by linking information from the cloud management console, containers, container orchestration and application layers.

Threat Stack AppSec Monitoring includes the following features:

  • Proactive risk reduction: Uses contextual information across the cloud stack to help developers reduce risk during development.
  • Targeted real-time attack blocking: Enables users to selectively block attacks like cross-site scripting, SQL injection and NoSQL injection without blocking legitimate traffic.
  • Improved insight across the stack: Allows data connection across the entire software development cycle, reducing false positives.
  • Developer context and e-learning: Provides in-depth context and risk reduction recommendations on every alert, helping developers learn best practices for secure coding.

Cloud services and cloud architectures are increasing in adoption. Gartner predicts that the cloud services market will grow 17.5% in 2019, from $182.4 billion in 2018 to $214.3 billion in 2019. Specifically, cloud application services account for the largest portion of the cloud market, forecasted to reach $94.8 billion by 2019.

Threat Stack's new application security monitoring tool shows all detected and blocked attacks in its user dashboard.
Threat Stack Application Security Monitoring detects and blocks attacks, while still allowing legitimate traffic.

Because of the growing popularity, Threat Stack claims it's necessary to deliver and boost cloud application security. Threat Stack AppSec Monitoring is automatically included in the Threat Stack Cloud Security Platform at no additional cost.

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