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AppDynamics launches Cisco Secure Application to protect against vulnerabilities

AppDynamics, part of Cisco, has released Cisco Secure Application, a solution designed to simplify vulnerability management, defend against cyber attacks and protect applications.

Co-innovated with the Cisco Security business, this new solution correlates security and application insights through a single solution.

Built natively into the AppDynamics platform, it is designed to reduce alert fatigue, ensure real time threat detection, and enable automatic breach prevention.

The result is businesses' confidence in application performance without the fear of significant damage to brand reputation and customer trust, AppDynamics states.

With applications now running anywhere from on-premise to multi-cloud and cloud native microservices, combined with accelerated innovation, the need for an application-led approach to security is paramount, AppDynamics states.

This critical shift will enable technologists to identify vulnerabilities within the application during production, correlate vulnerabilities and breaches with business impact, and bring together Application and Security teams to facilitate speedy remediation.

According to the company, with Secure Application enterprise IT teams will have access to:

Automatic runtime protection: Visibility into an application's true behaviour to easily detect attacks, identify deviations, and block attacks automatically.

Simplified vulnerability management: Access at the code level to detect dependency and configuration level security vulnerabilities in production.

Security insights informed by business impact: Security details correlated with the application topology to apply business relevance to security events and helps teams focus on the incidents that matter most.

Collaboration between Application and Security teams: Shared context for Application and Security teams for optimal collaboration, improved security posture, and healthy digital business.

Cisco senior vice president and general manager, security and applications, Jeetu Patel, says, “A slow or under performing application can significantly impact the user experience, but when an applications security is breached and exploited, it can be life altering for the end user. Companies simply cannot afford to ignore the risk."

Patel says, "Secure Application is the first of its kind to deliver this level of security insight that empowers both Application and Security teams to safeguard customer and organisation assets while delivering a best-in-class digital experience.”

IDC program vice president DevOps and I&O team, Stephen Elliot, says, "Enterprise IT Organisations are often considering how to transform and align their security, application development, and operations tools, processes, and teams.

"Application vulnerability management is one of the key capabilities where transformation can be accomplished, while delivering substantial business benefits."

AppDynamics with Cisco Secure Application is currently accessible through early availability.