Web applications have become an integral part of our daily lives, offering convenience, accessibility, and efficiency. However, the increasing reliance on web applications has also made them lucrative targets for cybercriminals. Web app security is of paramount importance to protect sensitive user data, prevent unauthorized access, and safeguard the reputation of organizations. According to Verizon’s 2022 Data Breach Investigations Report, web application attacks are involved in 26% of all breaches, making it the second most common attack pattern. In this article, we will explore the significance of web app security and delve into Eclypses MTE technology, a cutting-edge security solution that is revolutionizing the way web applications are protected.
The Growing Need for Web App Security
As technology evolves, so do the tactics employed by cybercriminals. Web applications face a variety of security risks, including but not limited to SQL injection, cross-site scripting (XSS), cross-site request forgery (CSRF), and data breaches. The consequences of successful attacks can be severe, leading to financial losses, legal implications, damage to brand reputation, and loss of customer trust. To mitigate these risks, organizations must adopt robust security measures.
Understanding Eclypses MTE Technology
Eclypses MTE technology is an advanced data security solution designed to provide end-to-end data protection by replacing the data, making it unusable. For web application security, the Eclypses MTE Web toolkit uses MTE technology to protect individual fields of sensitive data on a webpage when exposure cannot be tolerated. MTE Web uses Customer Data Protection (CDP) to provide an MDM-style security for your data in a customer’s browser. It enhances the overall security posture of web applications, providing proactive protection against common vulnerabilities and emerging threats.
Key Features and Benefits of MTE Web:
- Replaces your data: MTE technology replaces your data with instantly obsolete random streams of values. You choose what sensitive data to secure, improving efficiency and allowing for a targeted security approach. MTE Web secures your data from your browser all the way to the web server.
- Prevents man-in-the-middle attacks: when on public or unsecured web connections.
- No key management needed: as Eclypses MKE product provides automated key management with ever changing unrelated keys.
- Works with all versions of TLS: MTE is complementary to your existing security protocols.
- Works with any modern web browser: easily added to any website and individually secures each transmission within the session.
- No downloads, plugins, or installations on the client side: MTE is embedded in the website and accessible for use in the client browser with no change to the user experience
- No external reliance on Eclypses or third parties: no need for external calls to Eclypses servers or verification services
- Small footprint: small size of approximately 60kB, compared to OpenSSL library size of approximately 800kB. MTE has high efficiency/low latency when compared to other security technology offerings
- Secures sensitive data: secures data (at rest or in the browser at rest) in a cookie or local storage
- Webpage controlled: takes place in your web application reducing the reliance and trust on things you do not control, such as the client, operating system (OS), network, etc.
- Store more data on client devices: allows you to securely store more data on the client’s device without fear of exposure, reducing the need to exchange information, and building in more knowledge to the relationship.
Web app security is a critical concern in today’s digital landscape. With the increasing frequency and sophistication of cyberattacks, organizations must prioritize the protection of their web applications to safeguard sensitive data and maintain customer trust. Eclypses emerges as a comprehensive security solution, equipping organizations with the necessary tools and capabilities to defend against evolving threats. By leveraging MTE technology’s advanced features such as data security from endpoint to endpoint, the ability to work with any modern web browser, and secures data when on public or unsecured web connections, organizations can enhance their security posture and mitigate the risks associated with web application vulnerabilities. Embracing a proactive approach to web app security, powered by solutions like Eclypses MTE technology, is crucial to staying one step ahead of cyber threats and ensuring a safe online experience for users.
To learn more about Eclypses MTE technology, please reach out to the Eclypses team: [email protected].