Red Piranha Announces Industry First, Agentless, Application Whitelisting Technology

Company Name: Red Piranha

Announcement Date: 14/03/2019
Announcement Category: Product launch/update
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Red Piranha has today announced the information security industry's FIRST ever agentless endpoint Application Whitelisting (AWL) technology.

Red Piranha, developer of Australia’s first next-generation firewall, Crystal Eye, has released its latest technology in their already cutting edge, feature-packed Crystal Eye, Unified Threat Management (UTM) platform.

The company announced the gateway-controlled device Application Whitelisting (AWL) technology at its product launch in Canberra, Australia, to guests from both industry and government sectors.

This technology has been purposely built to perform AWL on network gateway devices at scale, making the process of whitelisting simple in an otherwise complex and changing environment. Creating, deploying and managing device application whitelists with Crystal Eye is fast, allowing organisations to become secure and meet compliance requirements sooner.

With this new Crystal Eye technology, organisations can deploy and manage the whitelisting “AWL” process from the gateway UTM without the need for agents or needing to have physical access to devices, significantly reducing the burden on IT teams to deploy this critical security control. Remote IT, and security teams can deploy and manage the endpoint application control process remotely and within minutes across large networks with multiple endpoints.

“It seems that the extended security community has come to a consensus that AWL is one of the most important security technologies/techniques an organization can and should implement” -U.S. Department of Homeland Security

While no single mitigation strategy is guaranteed to prevent an incident, the Australian Signals Directorate (ASD) recommends businesses implement eight essential mitigation strategies as a baseline. These strategies, known as the ‘Essential Eight’, make it significantly harder for systems to be compromised with AWL being number one on the list.

Unlike traditional signature-based file blocking (commonly known as ‘blacklisting’) such as antivirus programs, Crystal Eye AWL only allows programs it has been instructed to trust, to run on the network. If the software is not on the whitelist, it will be prevented from running, regardless of whether a file is known as good, bad or indifferent. This feature proactively prevents malicious code from running on a network, before any damage occurs.

Until now, AWL has been difficult to deploy and maintain within an organisation because it has to be deployed on every device rather than at the gateway.

Crystal Eye AWL has been developed from the ground up by security professionals to solve real-world problems faced with application whitelisting. The AWL technology also tracks software encrypted network communications making it the world leader in dealing with encrypted unknown malware threats and new emerging threats.


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About Red Piranha:

At Red Piranha, we came up with a simple concept: a holistic security solution that works. Recruiting a team of experts from around the globe – from engineers to academics to ethical hackers – we worked to develop the most exhaustive and effective security controls available on the market.

In 2013, we integrated the threat intelligence platform into the development of the Crystal Eye Unified Threat Management system for advanced cloud and on-premise protection. Since then, we've developed additional capability around threat detection and incident response along with the integration of other advanced security capabilities to evolve into the Crystal Eye XDR platform.

The result? A comprehensive platform of threat management tools that ensures advanced protection, threat detection and incident response.

Because when our most valuable assets are digital, quick fixes shouldn’t be the status quo – and shrouding them in a fog of confusion shouldn’t be either. At Red Piranha, we believe having the safest, most reliable information security system is everyone’s right – regardless of industry or budget.

Our Vision
Our philosophy is clear. End-to-end protection for your enterprise that meets ever-changing compliance regulations. We’re committed to offering superior security products and services at an accessible price, so even small to medium businesses can enjoy ironclad information protection.

Our Pioneering Products
We have developed Crystal Eye - one of the first Extended Detection & Response (XDR) platforms available on the market that aims to address all of an organisation's security needs to protect, detect and respond to sophisticated cyber threats. This features rapid deployment, simple configuration and customizable alert tuning to reduce administrative burden. Our systems are developed at our Red Piranha facilities under rigorous quality control standards to ensure you receive reliable, state-of-the-art hardware and our innovative software solutions.

Demonstrated Experience;
Red Piranha is an Australian-based cybersecurity products and services company which officially launched in 2015. Now an ISO 27001 certified organisation with a global presence servicing large and small clients and partners across multiple industry sectors:
- Critical Infrastructure
- Defence
- Education
- Financial Services
- Government
- Health
- Pharmaceutical

Named in the “Top 20 Companies to Watch” by Insight Success Magazine, Red Piranha is highly regarded and recognised within the information security sector. So much so, that Red Piranha was invited by the Australian Federal Government to join the Australian Government’s ASEAN 2018 Cyber Security Mission, partnering with AustCyber and the Australian Trade Commission (Austrade).

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