Waratek, the creator of a runtime application self-protection solution for Java, has been named as the winner of RSA Conference’s annual Innovation Sandbox.
Recognising the title of Most Innovative Company, the tenth annual contest saw Waratek win over the likes of BugCrowd, Cybereason, Fortscale, NexDefense, SecurityDo, SentinelOne, TrustInSoft, Vectra and Ticto. The latter was named runner-up.
The massive problem that Waratek aims to solve, is that applications, specifically Java apps, cannot test, diagnose, or protect themselves from vulnerabilities and exploits. Waratek’s solution is to pack Java applications safely inside virtual containers, like bubble wrap.
Waratek AppSecurity for Java essentially deploys its own hypervisor, operating within Java’s compilation and execution layer, adding a security rules engine to the standard Oracle HotSpot JVM. The rules engine makes it possible to protect applications, without making changes to the code.