Protect Vulnerable Legacy Applications & Workloads

Don't Let Your Legacy be a Liabilty

Legacy servers and the applications running on them are a prime target for attackers. Virsec was purpose-built to protect them.

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Secure Legacy Workloads and Applications in Milliseconds

Legacy systems, like Windows Server 2003, 2008, 2012;  Red Hat Enterprise Linux; CentOS 6.5, 6.7, 6.10; Ubuntu, and SUSE are Virsec's specialty.
If you're reading this page, you're likely looking for a solution to your vulnerable, out-of-support legacy infrastructure that you can't migrate to the cloud or upgrade anytime soon, if ever. These legacy systems lack the robust security features of their modern counterparts and are low-hanging fruit for attackers.
Virsec's Zero Trust Runtime Defense platform acts as a compensating control and only allows what you trust to run and automatically stops everything else, preventing critical data, applications, and runtime unpatched vulnerabilities from being exploited by malware, ransomware, zero-day, and unknown attacks.
  • Discovery & Visibility: Virsec provides visibility into what's running on workloads and verifies the trust of files, processes, scripts, and executables to define system integrity. EDRs/XDRs miss this critical component, which is why they can't protect these legacy systems.
  • Trusted Execution Environment: Virsec creates a secure runtime execution environment for your applications. Only authorized code can run within this environment, effectively stopping ransomware and malware in its tracks.
  • Real-Time Monitoring: Virsec continuously monitors server activity, stopping any deviations from expected behavior that could indicate an attack.
  • Zero-Dwell Time: Virsec boasts near-instantaneous attack prevention, stopping threats in milliseconds before they can cause damage. This is a critical advantage over traditional EDRs, which rely on identifying and responding to threats after they've gained a foothold.

VSP minimizes risk even when you:

  • Are unable to conduct vulnerability assessments to identify weaknesses & what needs fixing.
  • Are unable to remove any unused applications and services.
  • Cannot create rules and policies to help securely govern your systems.
  • Cannot update your operating systems.
  • Are unable to ensure your antivirus solution is up to date where support is still offered.
  • Cannot maintain layer 5 and 7 network-level attack defenses, including host-based intrusion prevention software policies and application firewall.
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— Gaurav Sood Associate Director, Corporate Security, Cognizant

"We were looking to secure our legacy environments and had the option to leverage multiple tools across the stack, resulting in complex architecture and deployment model. Above all we wanted to avoid any performance impact on user facing applications i.e. compromising user experience for security. Virsec's value proposition of delivering deterministic protection across host, memory, and application runtime as a package deal was exciting for us to evaluate while driving simplicity and performance. Above all, Virsec provided capabilities that worked out-of-box without requiring much configuration and tuning keeping the TCO lower."

Virsec Capabilities

Reduce Noise

Other solutions that rely on analysis generate so many false positive alerts that it overwhelms teams. With a positive security model and automated allow listing, you can protect legacy systems AND avoid all the alert fatigue.

Reduce Risk

Legacy applications and workloads present an open and highly vulnerable attack surface to cyber criminals. Install continuous protection for host operating systems and applications with Virsec mitigating security controls to protect legacy environments.

Reduce Cost

There are few alternatives to reducing cyber risk from legacy workloads:
(1) pay large amounts for Extended Security Updates (ESUs) and one-off security patches,
(2) do nothing or
(3) explore Virsec's mitigating controls. Option 3 delivers the highest level of protection at the most affordable investment level.
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