Datadog Launches Application Security Monitoring
May 02, 2022
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Datadog announced the general availability of its Application Security Monitoring (ASM) product.

ASM uses distributed tracing to help security, development and operations teams accurately detect attacks targeting code-level vulnerabilities, such as server-side-request forgeries (SSRFs), SQL injections, cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks and more.

Datadog ASM uses distributed tracing to provide end-to-end context to help organizations detect threats more accurately and respond quicker. In concert with the other capabilities of the Datadog Cloud Security Platform across Cloud Security Posture Management (CSPM), Cloud Workload Security (CWS) and Cloud SIEM, this holistic visibility also provides teams with actionable insights that speed up remediation and improve collaboration.

“Applications are frequent sources of data breaches because security solutions have not kept pace with modern attacks, which focus on exploiting software code vulnerabilities,” said Pierre Betouin, VP of Product, Cloud Security Platform at Datadog. “Legacy, perimeter-based security solutions cannot adequately address the complexity of today’s advanced software architectures, which greatly increase the number of applications, APIs and services that must be monitored. We believe the answer is to use distributed tracing to more accurately detect attacks that expose organizations to risk. This approach helps teams get visibility on authenticated attacks and those that trigger code-level anomalies, ultimately helping them collaborate and respond to threats more quickly.”

Application Security Monitoring builds on Datadog’s April 2021 acquisition of Sqreen, which has been fully integrated into the Datadog Cloud Security Platform to provide a unified user experience and more comprehensive capabilities.

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