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What is RASP

RASP is a security technology that uses runtime instrumentation to detect and block computer attacks. It sits in or near your application while it’s running to monitor and analyze its traffic and behaviour. If an issue is detected, the RASP solution can send alerts and block individual requests. It’s able to watch for whole categories of attacks rather than relying on recognizing the signatures of specific vulnerabilities.

With so many vulnerable apps running in the enterprise, the challenge for network defenders is how to protect those apps from attack. One way is to have the applications protect themselves by identifying and blocking attacks in real-time. That’s what technology called Runtime Application Self-Protection (RASP)

Like web application firewalls (WAFs), RASP security tools defend a web application against attacks in production. But RASP solutions have the advantage of not needing to rely on preset patterns or signatures.

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