External components are an essential part of the daily activities of every large organization. They range from third-party open source or proprietary libraries, to software procured as off-the-shelf components, platforms, and applications, to web services that provide federated authentication. Today, 80-90% of an average application is built from external components.
They offer a profitable area of vulnerabilities to organized cybercriminal groups. Their inbuilt security weaknesses make them a low-risk, low-effort, high-reward opportunity to be exploited. And this creates the exact opposite situation for security professionals: high-risk and requiring major effort to ensure criminals get zero reward.
While all organizations are responding to the increase in malicious cybercriminal practices, many don’t focus on external components. Without appropriate risk management in this area, organizations are suffering from a security deficit. Front-page news reports on data breaches at the highest enterprise levels reflect the increasing difficulties faced by security professionals.
What’s the solution – do you scan more and suffer from alert fatigue with every false positive that needs checking out? There’s a better way to protect systems from attacks directed at external components: harness a sophisticated, second-generation tool designed to manage this specific risk.
You can vastly cut down on that effort with the use of a specialized tool.
Your organization’s software is a complex ecosystem. Because external content contains multiple layers of open source components, it offers refuge for malicious code to take root.
MergeBase offers a unique solution. As a dedicated, second-generation tool, it works by embedding itself into the system it’s protecting. This innovative approach minimizes scanning and provides continuous risk awareness. It’s as though you’ve set up closed-circuit cameras to cover every single inch of the system.
Because vulnerabilities in external components become instant targets for cybercriminals, MergeBase focuses on them in real-time. Its databases are continually updated, providing constant security protection.
And the solution to alert fatigue? Intelligent monitoring. Because MergeBase is designed specifically to handle attempted breaches to external components, it’s focused 100% on this task and is able to assess threats with pinpoint accuracy.
MergeBase places you in full control, allowing you to harness its powerful protection. When it detects potentially malicious activities, it gives the options to block, patch, or monitor the code. You remain in charge at all times, with an AI army to back you up.
Knowledge is valuable, so MergeBase provides you with advanced system insights. By updating you on your system’s external components – the libraries, versions and variations, their vulnerabilities and their actual usage and behaviors – you gain a deeper understanding of your system and the areas which most need defending.
As second-generation security technology, MergeBase minimizes the need for scanning. This translates to quicker detection and lower operational impact. It also means less false positives and an ability to deal with morphing code – expending energy in the places it’s needed most.
As a SaaS technology, MergeBase is easy to install and easy to manage – freeing up time for you to invest in other aspects of your role.
MergeBase backs you up by aligning actions with risk and providing fully documented risk assessment, in line with your security policy. You’ll be empowered to optimize security resource usage by focusing on the real risks.
Every external component has the potential to change the threat model of your entire system, adding to the attack surface. MergeBase provides continuous protection, allowing you to keep up with the constantly shifting cybersecurity needs of your organization. It’s time to ditch the constant scanning, switch on the surveillance and harness the power of cutting-edge security technology…
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MergeBase is a specialized, second-generation cybersecurity tool, offering protection from the largest single cause of data breaches. It provides the strongest protection by detecting a wider range of vulnerabilities and assessing the risks more accurately as it takes more factors into account then traditional solutions.