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Bracket Computing Strengthens Solution in Light of DNC Attack

February 10, 2017

This past U.S. political election focused heavily on technology and security. With compromised e-mail servers, hacking attacks on the Democratic National Committee (DNC), and suspicion over Russian interference, it’s no wonder that Internet security is top of mind for tech companies around the country. That’s why it comes as no surprise that Bracket Computing just announced two significant new capabilities for its Bracket Computing Cell.

Bracket Computing was founded with the goal of empowering enterprise IT with a single set of security controls to stop the spread of malware, malicious insiders and mistakes without impacting the speed and agility of the self-service cloud. To do this, the company introduced its Bracket Computing Cell, which is a Full Workload Isolation solution for the modern hybrid data center. It combines net-new compute, storage and network controls that can't be turned off, even with root access. 

Now, the Bracket Computing Cell has received two new features. The first is a set of controls that ensure runtime integrity of data center servers; they work by making sure that critical parts of the operating system that should never be modified or stopped cannot be tampered with. The second new feature is an advanced forensics capability that captures NetFlow along with the memory of a running server in response to an event or a behavior that suggests a server has been compromised.

As a whole, the Bracket Computing Cell now offers the encryption of data at rest and in motion; network micro-segmentation; server and data integrity; and security operations, including detailed audit logs, network flow visualization and event-based forensics.

Jason Lango, co-founder and CTO of Bracket, described how the solution works by saying, “Our forensics are similar to a traffic camera at a stoplight…It will snap a picture of an attacker at the precise moment of the offense, and provide detailed information about the source of the attack.”

These new features, combined with the capabilities that were already available in the Bracket Computing Cell, ensure that advanced persistent threats, like the attack on the DNC, can be automatically detected and prevented. 

Edited by Stefania Viscusi

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