BROMIUM’S VIRTUALIZATION-BASED CYBERSECURITY NOW PROTECTS LEGACY APPLICATIONS
Business and Government Can Now Easily Reduce Some of Its Greatest Risk
LAS VEGAS — August 30, 2017 — Today at VMworld 2017, Bromium®, Inc., the pioneer and leader in virtualization-based enterprise security that stops advanced attacks, announced it has launched Bromium Secure App Extensions that extends the protection provided by the Bromium Secure Platform to legacy applications. The application isolation and control delivered by Bromium via virtualization for core enterprise applications like Microsoft Office, Adobe and web browsers, can now be used to protect some of the most vulnerable software running in business and government.
“Our customers describe legacy and often unsupported applications as one of their highest risks,” said Gregory Webb, Bromium CEO. “They know it’s a problem, but these apps are often part of a company’s DNA – to swap them out require an incredible effort. They often have hundreds if not thousands of these applications and while organizations work to move them to the cloud or a modern infrastructure, they remain at risk.”
Legacy applications are integral to most businesses and heavily relied upon in the public sector. According to Gartner, Inc.’s 2017 CIO Agenda survey*, 51 to 60 percent of government core business applications were implemented between 1990 and 2009, depending on the tier of government. By comparison, top performing organizations in the private sector report 42 percent of their core business applications date from the same time period.
“A majority of government entities are weighed down by their legacy applications,” said Sherban Naum, Vice President, Worldwide Public Sector at Bromium. “Cybersecurity is at the core of every government mission and activity, which are severely strained in both resources and funding. Legacy applications that have been discontinued by their vendors remain vulnerable and un-patchable, yet organizations must maintain them. Now that our patented micro-virtualization technology can be extended to these highly vulnerable tools, security leaders can secure these applications without costly, complex and disruptive upgrades.”
Virtualization-based security with application isolation works silently and unobtrusively, protecting each activity. With Bromium, whenever users run these legacy applications, every activity — even a task that may be processing untrusted data or malicious code — is hardware-isolated in a micro-VM. This provides friction-free protection that allows employees to click on anything without risk of compromise.
Bromium delivers preventive cybersecurity that doesn’t require a patient zero. It self-defends and self-remediates, providing tremendous advantage over the traditional protect-and-defend approach. Bromium lets organizations protect endpoints against both known and unknown attacks, including zero-day attacks, polymorphic malware, and spear-phishing attacks, which are becoming increasingly sophisticated and frequently targeted at corporate IP and customer data and government entities by rival nation-states, cybercriminals and terrorist groups.
Bromium Secure App Extensions is initially available via Bromium’s professional services.