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:

Fight cyber crime with our holistic defence in-depth strategy allowing you to Defend, Detect and Respond to threats and helping you Protect confidentiality, ensure integrity and maintain availability.

Red Piranha manufactures and supplies End-to-end security solutions to safeguard your information across the entire network and its borders helping you maintain Confidentiality and Integrity. The easily deployed Crystal Eye multi-layered security next generation firewall range increase security awareness reducing risk exposure from advanced cybercrime, malicious software and insider threats.

In 2015 Red Piranha purchased the DNS.Insure platform and began development on the Crystal Eye Unified Threat Management systems (UTM's) via its security operating system called Crystal Eye. The Red Piranha Crystal Eye Gateway allows the client control over the network, reducing risk of possible attacks through a defense in depth strategy as well as giving the client easy content control over devices that use the network. Managed threat Intelligence defends before attacks are launched, providing the client with solutions which are updated regularly to combat new and persistent threats.

Red Piranha Next-Generation Enterprise Crystal Eye Unified Threat Management (UTM) product family protects the network internally as well as the perimeter, optimizing connectivity and simplifying the administration of network operations. The Crystal Eye product range will be the first product of its kind designed and owned in Australia.

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