Rapid changes in app architectures, deployment technologies, development frameworks and the need for continuous innovation has rendered traditional app security products insufficient or irrelevant. At the core of the issue is that security products neither understand your application nor have any visibility into your end-users. Application analysis tools are too slow to keep up with modern app development schedules and generate too many false positives. Vulnerability assessment or pen testing alone isn’t enough – it takes several months to patch vulnerabilities.
What enterprises need is a solution that knows your app and uses that knowledge to protect your app and end-users against known attack vectors and zero day attacks. At Tala, we are transforming app security into a data-driven science using a unique approach centered around deep application awareness and analytics.
Tala automatically analyzes your application and extracts all security relevant behaviors into something we call the Application Information Model (AIM). The AIM is the security blueprint of your app. We use the AIM to automatically secure an app by enforcing whitelist based policies across clients, web servers and databases.
Tala knows that identifying attacks isn’t enough – enterprises need context and insight to help improve their security posture. Tala mines unique application telemetry from clients and servers to provide visibility into your attack surface and identify remediation mechanisms. We benchmark the security posture of your application to help you track your app security scores over time.
Assess/Harden/Protect-Detect/Respond against sophisticated, web-layer attacks by hardening the application – from client to server
Comprehensive and fine-grained assessment of your app security posture, including benchmarking against peers
Unique visibility into your app attack surface, hygiene of your customers and enterprise users (e.g., presence of malware and financial Trojans)
Automated deployment scripts, agentless. A one time deployment from client-side
Tala is led by seasoned industry veterans, successful entrepreneurs and leading academics. We are currently funded by angels and former executives from Symantec. We are hiring for full time and internships (Summer 2017).