Virsec Recognized with Cyber Defense Global Award

Virsec Cybersecurity Innovations Combat Web, Fileless and Memory-Based Attacks

SAN JOSE, CA, October 10, 2019 - Virsec, a cybersecurity company delivering a radically new approach to protect against advanced attacks, has been named a winner of a Cyber Defense Global Award for Next Gen Application Security for its industry-leading Virsec Application Memory Firewall.

“With cybercrime heading into the tens of billions of records stolen and potentially trillions of dollars in damages, we are proud to recognize Virsec as an award-winning innovator that offers a new approach to defeat these criminals,” said Pierlugi Paganini, editor-in-chief, Cyber Defense Magazine.

The Virsec Security Platform delivers a comprehensive set of web, memory, and host protection capabilities that secure the critical juncture between applications and process memory. Virsec effectively detects and stops advanced fileless and zero-day techniques including buffer overflow attacks, stack smashing, DLL injections, return-oriented programming (ROP) and ROP gadgets, side channel attacks and corruption of configuration data.

Virsec’s patented technology automatically maps the legitimate execution of an application. If there is any deviation during execution, this is a positive sign of compromise, and the solution stops the exploit within microseconds. Virsec effectively guardrails applications to keep them on track during runtime, delivering results that are far more effective and accurate than existing security tools. The platform deterministically blocks advanced memory-based attacks, unknown threats, stealthy fileless malware, and more, with surgical accuracy and no impact on applications.

“Advanced memory hacking tools like EternalBlue and DoublePulsar are now widely available, frequently modified to avoid detection and have resulted in massive attacks like WannaCry, NotPetya, Industroyer, BlackEnergy, Triton and others, causing billions in losses and global disruption,” explained

Virsec CEO Atiq Raza. “This award underscores how Virsec is relied upon by our partners and customers who understand the importance of effectively blocking these advanced cyberattacks, and particularly fileless attacks that weaponize at runtime.”

The Virsec Security Platform has been verified in independent testing to address threats and attacks that may be missed by conventional security solutions, and accurately detect and immediately defend against them. Its efficacy has made Virsec a valued strategic partner to organizations such as Raytheon, AVEVA and GHD.


About Virsec

Based in San Jose, California, Virsec delivers innovative solutions to counter today’s advanced cyberattacks. The company is led by industry veterans who have driven one of the world’s top processor teams, and created innovative technology in network security, embedded systems and real-time memory systems. The team has broad leadership experience at companies including AMD, Cisco, Palo Alto Networks, Juniper, Dell, NextGen, BMC Software, ForcePoint, as well as a long list of high-growth start-ups. More information and demos are available at


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