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Security Starts with Visibility

By Lori Donaldson posted 06-20-2018 10:17 AM


Security Starts With Visibility

Seth Chromick, Lead Application Security Architect, Office of the CTO at vArmour

vArmour is excited to announce its newest addition to the App Explorer visibility solution for critical applications - the Microsoft SQL Security Risk Report. This detailed report provides deeper insight into the configuration, deployment, and security of SQL Server - an application that is considered a “crown jewel” in many organizations, and the focus of many compliance/security concerns. The information in the SQL report can be useful alongside the existing Active Directory Security Risk report, which is already part of App Explorer. 

Application Security Visibility for ESXi-based Environments


vArmour knows that the critical applications in your enterprise are already complex - with the adoption of cloud and hybrid computing, the complexity only increases. Traditional perimeter-only visibility lacks context and depth, while providing nothing about internal application behaviors. A comprehensive understanding of the internal environment is needed in many scenarios, like day-to-day network operation concerns, or validating that the network security controls for the many types of compliance and regulatory mandates are in place (and working!).


vArmour App Explorer is for anyone who needs to quickly understand the applications in their virtualized data centers (ESXi-based) and private cloud environments. All the App Explorer functionality - detailed Active Directory and SQL reports, application discovery, and contextual network visualization - is delivered by our simple self-service installer, and securely accessed through a unique cloud-hosted portal we create just for your data.


For those that would like to get a hands on experience, it’s available as a free trial here (with $200 Amazon gift card incentive if you complete installation!).

App Explorer Key Capabilities

Active Directory and SQL Server Security Risk Reports

Detailed insights aligned with security recommendations from PCI, CIS benchmarks, and more, these reports provide a starting point for understanding what two of the most important assets in your network are actually doing.


The executive summary for SQL reporting



Auto-Discovery for Important Application Types

Understanding what kinds of assets are present in the environment is a cornerstone of architecting a data-center segmentation policy. App Explorer auto-discovery identifies authentication, file servers, email servers, core IT systems, and more.



Traffic and Workload Visualization and Filtering

Deeper understanding of your application behaviors and dependencies can be achieved by using the App Explorer visualization capabilities - this lets you map and validate how ports, protocols, and services are actually interacting inside your environment, and filter for further drill down.


Detailed application visualization of complex workload relationships

Drill down to only the traffic you care about with Filtering


How to Get Started (and for a limited time, a $200 Amazon gift card!)

App Explorer is available as a free trial for up to 15 ESXi hypervisors and you can sign up here. We are extremely excited and want to get the word out. For those that complete installation, for a limited time, we are giving out a $200 Amazon gift card!