Moving Target Defense Adds Linux to Protect Cloud Workloads and Servers from Advanced Threats
SAN FRANCISCO – FEBRUARY 25, 2020 – Morphisec, the leader in Moving Target Defense, today launched version 4.0 of its Unified Threat Prevention Platform at the RSA Conference in San Francisco. Morphisec’s 4.0 release adds protection for Linux operating systems to expand its market-leading, deterministic prevention of in-memory attacks and evasive malware to servers and cloud workloads. This advanced Cloud Workload Protection Platform (CWPP) also provides better visibility into the attack chain and detailed reporting on blocked server threats.
The launch of Linux support comes on the heels of Morphisec announcing AWS Security Competency Status for cloud server workload protection and VMware Ready Partnership Status for Horizon VDI Protection as its costumers across more than 5 million endpoints increasingly move to cloud workloads and virtual desktops. These organizations are demanding an additional layer of advanced threat protection as they transfer more of their ongoing operations into the cloud.
“Linux is the most popular operating system for enterprises on Microsoft's Azure today and we’re excited to bring moving target defense to our customer’s Linux servers to cover an existing security gap in cloud workloads in a way no other prevention tool can,” said Netta Schmeidler, VP of Product at Morphisec. “Morphisec’s preventative approach to cloud workload protection with version 4.0 scrambles memory structures to hide it from attackers while mitigating false positives and eliminating manual configuration overhead.”
The Morphisec Unified Threat Prevention Platform was developed to prevent all such advanced threats without generating alerts to chase, impacting system performance, or impeding business operations. Its patented Moving Target Defense technology stops attacks deterministically, without requiring knowledge of threat type or relying on indicators of compromise (IOC), making it highly effective against zero-day and unknown threats. With this latest release, Morphisec continues to deliver on its promise to provide powerful, resilient security as organizations move to more agile cloud and virtual environments.
“Cloud server workloads are being increasingly targeted by sophisticated adversaries,” added Andrew Homer, VP of Business Development at Morphisec. “Whitelisting application controls are not enough to protect servers. Infiltration and exploitation techniques utilized by adversaries have one thing in common—they’re designed to evade detection and move laterally in order to inflict maximum damage. Morphisec’s in-memory protection thwarts lateral movement by attackers from workstations to servers, protects administrators from document and supply chain attacks, and secures virtual applications.”
Additionally, Morphisec’s Unified Threat Prevention Platform 4.0 includes these new features:
- Executive Reports: An extensive graphic report describing security posture and attacks compared to global trends. Available as a download or scheduled email update.
- Morphisec for MSSPs: Increased management capabilities for MSSPs that need to manage multiple customers in a single dashboard with the full capabilities of the Morphisec Unified Threat Prevention Platform.
- Expanded Prevention Capabilities: Further protection against credential-stealing attacks that aim to escalate privileges and alter processes.
To learn more about how the Morphisec Threat Prevention Platform 4.0 can protect cloud workloads and servers, visit the Morphisec team at Booth #4515 at the RSA Conference or online at: https://www.morphisec.com/products/.
Morphisec delivers an entirely new level of innovation with its Moving Target Defense-powered Unified Threat Prevention Platform - placing defenders in a prevent-first posture against the most advanced threats to the enterprise, including APTs, zero-days, ransomware, evasive fileless attacks and web-borne exploits. Morphisec provides a crucial, small-footprint memory-defense layer that easily deploys into a company’s existing security infrastructure to form a simple, highly effective, cost-efficient prevention stack that is truly disruptive to today’s existing cybersecurity model.
Morphisec Media Contact:
Kyle Austin. BMV for Morphisec