- Due to the end-to-end solution, security teams and administrators can preserve their code signing trust chain in all environments, including Windows, Linux, Apple, Android, and contemporary cloud-native systems like Kubernetes.
- By lessening the burden on security teams and improving compliance and security, the solution’s Dynamic Certificate-Based Application management provides a flexible and dynamic approach to application management.
Venafi Inc., a company that protects machine identities, unveiled its new “Stop Unauthorized Code Solution,” which strengthens enterprise security by stopping malicious code and minimizing the attack surface.
The new solution, intended to assist security teams in proactively preventing unauthorized code in any operating environment, uses the combined strength of Venafi’s CodeSign Protect product, a dependable group of security specialists, and Venafi’s technology ecosystem. By doing this, the solution reduces security breaches through enhanced application management and thwarts potential viruses and attacks.
Due to the end-to-end solution, security teams and administrators can preserve their code signing trust chain in all environments, including Windows, Linux, Apple, Android, and contemporary cloud-native systems like Kubernetes. By confirming that software comes from an authorized source and hasn’t been modified, the solution gives teams tight control over code usage and execution. Strict execution policy restrictions have been added, allowing only approved code to run and preventing unauthorized code from running across the entire organization.
Shivajee Samdarshi, Chief Product Officer, said, “Modern software development often brings increasingly complex security threats, with unauthorized code and malicious software emerging as a favored attack vector for cybercriminals today. Unauthorized code can introduce significant security risk into any organization, with major business implications.”
A secure code signing procedure that enables security teams to automate and secure the entire code signing lifecycle, significantly reducing the workload of development teams, is one of Venafi’s Stop Unauthorized Code Solution’s key features. To ensure the validity and security of the code, the procedure uses digital certificates that are either privately held or provided by reputable Certificate Authorities.
By lessening the burden on security teams and improving compliance and security, the solution’s Dynamic Certificate-Based Application Control provides a flexible and dynamic approach to application management. Operating systems or current security solutions, including endpoint protection platforms or intrusion prevention systems, which have features to manage these allowlists, enable teams to maintain certificate-based allowlists.
Only genuine and unmodified software is permitted to run due to Certificate Verification and Unauthorized Code Blocking capabilities, which compare the digital signature to trusted code-signing certificates. The system blocks any code that does not employ a valid, trusted code signing certificate or is not listed among the allowed certificates to stop unauthorized software from operating.
Optimization and Integration Services, the final feature, provides continuing assistance and direction. The service assists clients in customizing the solution to match their business requirements, including setting up and maximizing interconnections with external technologies and pre-existing security vendors and procedures.