Barracuda made a security announcement this week, reporting the launch of a new Vulnerability Remediation Service to address application security in cloud and hybrid environments. Barracuda Vulnerability Remediation Service automates security policy enforcement with on-demand or scheduled scanning and automatic remediation of web application vulnerabilities, simplifying security operations for DevOps teams especially as application developers look to leverage the agility and elasticity of public cloud platforms. Barracuda Vulnerability Remediation Service enables administrators to find, automatically fix and continuously monitor web application vulnerabilities, creating more agile workflow processes, increased efficiency, and ultimately reduced Total Cost of Ownership.
According to Verizon’s 2016 Data Breach Investigation Report, web application attacks are the biggest source of data loss, and the number of data breaches caused by web application attacks is rapidly increasing. Barracuda Web Application Firewalls blocked more than 53 billion web application attacks in December 2016 alone. Further, vulnerability management “has been a tedious, time-consuming, often manual and error-prone process in the past, requiring business context and threat intelligence to answer,” according to Gartner. In addition, while knowledge of web application vulnerabilities has been steadily growing for years, they remain prevalent, which Gartner believes is a reflection of the fact that “organizations are struggling not only with identifying vulnerabilities, but also with remediating them and creating secure development practices that eliminate vulnerabilities before they are introduced.”