Capsule8 has launched a beta version of Capsule8 Protect, the company’s threat prevention and response platform purpose-built for cloud-native environments. The product announcement coincides with the news that former RSA Executive Chairman and CEO Art Coviello is joining Capsule8’s board.
“Our API-first approach makes it incredibly easy for customers to build their own protection rules and integrate with their existing security tools,” said Dino Dai Zovi, co-founder and CTO, Capsule8. “In the coming months, we’ll open-source our platform to enable and encourage collaboration in the development of our technology, while meeting the needs of customers and the open source community. We are committed to delivering open technology that security teams know they can trust.”
General availability of Capsule8 Protect is scheduled for this fall.
The threat prevention and response platform, collaboratively created by Capsule8 with a select group of design partners from Fortune 500 organizations and well-funded startups, would offer key features needed for “the next-gen infrastructure,” including:
- Visibility – Capsule8 Protect would provide the transparency required for real-time protection, monitoring and troubleshooting. Capsule8 delivers real-time, cluster-wide visibility across system, network and intra-container data to eliminate blind spots.
- Real-Time Threat Prevention – Unlike conventional approaches that rely on batch analytics and alert an organization to an attack hours – or even days – after it occurred, Capsule8 would alert users to an attack instantly. By combining distributed, expert-driven analytics with “powerful” artificial intelligence techniques, Capsule8 Protect detects attacks in real time.
- Automated Attack Resilience – Capsule8 Protect shuts down both known and zero-day attacks as they occur. Capsule8 offers a “shoot first, ask questions later” approach that automatically freezes any infected component and replaces it “without affecting performance.”
- Intelligent Investigation – Capsule8 Protect stores all events in a distributed “flight recorder” that would allow users to perform detailed forensic investigations or to review historical data for signs of an attack.
- API-first approach – Capsule8 provides security teams with core functional building blocks to create protections that can be used out of the box or customized to meet the specific needs of the customer environment.
- Easy integration – For DevOps teams, Capsule8 would offer a simple, one-line install into their platform “with no impact on performance.” For security teams, Capsule8 would deliver “straightforward” integration with forensic or ops tools such as Slack, Hadoop, Splunk and others.
“Capsule8‘s approach to protecting cloud-native environments is perfectly timed to meet the needs of enterprises who sit on the verge of digital transformation, but feel hamstrung by current security approaches,” said John Viega, CEO of Capsule8. “The seismic shift toward microservices, cloud environments and containers have opened countless new opportunities for businesses to innovate, but legacy security approaches greatly limit organizations’ ability to make the leap. Capsule8 Protect provides next-gen threat prevention and response that will enable organizations to capitalize on these opportunities without compromising on security.”