K2 Cyber Security: Quick, Real-Time Threat Detection for Improved Application Workload Security

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Pravin Madhani, Co-Founder and CEO
“The most important thing an organization must do as it continues to grow and moves toward the cloud, is to plan the best course of action to protect their most valuable assets, applications and data.” This statement by Pravin Madhani, a prolific entrepreneur and cybersecurity professional, stems from his extensive experience as a computer engineer and C-suite level executive for leading software companies over several years. He further continues to express his concerns of organizations’ cloud migration from traditional, on-premise enterprise infrastructures—where their security teams had complete control over how they fought various cyber attacks. However, today, as enterprise-wide cloud infrastructure services are offered via third-party providers, a company is not able to completely maintain absolute confidence in its information’s safety against a number of online threats. So, how would one go about ensuring their cloud and enterprise security stays top-tier? Madhani answers this with the solutions from K2 Cyber Security, a company he co-founded with a simple yet perpetually important goal in mind: all-round protection.

Founded in 2017, K2 Cyber Security provides the next-generation web application and cloud workload protection platform that focuses on securing various hybrid cloud, container and Kubernetes-based infrastructures. “Our solution additionally delivers comprehensive runtime application protection against sophisticated attacks including OWASP Top 10 and memory-based zero day attacks with no false positives,” adds Madhani, who is also the company’s CEO. K2 Cyber Security’s application workload protection platform is designed to detect highly sophisticated attacks that are often undiscovered by an organization’s existing network and endpoint security systems like web application firewalls (WAF). Leveraging the company’s unique patent-pending optimized control flow integrity (OCFI) technology and a deterministic technique, the platform is able to protect an enterprise’s assets without having to rely on any knowledge, signature, or behavior of past attacks. K2 Cyber Security’s solution, in real time, offers quick remediation with the location of vulnerabilities in a client’s code when an attack is detected, while updating existing firewalls with the attacker’s IP address. Such features help instill a new sense of security and privacy in an organization’s hybrid cloud environment, where the client is supported by K2 Cyber Security’s comprehensive solution.


The beauty of our solution is that it provides complete protection for all your web applications, and it can be used either in pre or post production


The company’s platform can be easily and swiftly installed within five minutes, following which, complete application protection begins instantly. “The beauty of our solution is that it provides complete protection for all your web applications, and it can be used either in pre or post production,” adds Madhani. K2 Cyber Security’s intuitive platform is built to seamlessly integrate with existing firewall systems so as to block any attack expeditiously.

To further elucidate on the platform’s capabilities, Madhani recalls the time when K2 Cyber Security was demonstrating its POC to Cadence Design Systems, a leading software company. “While conducting our POC with the client’s workload application, we were able to detect an attack,” he states. The attack exploited a new vulnerability that K2 Cyber Security immediately identified and helped Cadence’s security team deal with. The client, satisfied with the platform’s competencies, placed it in their existing production processes.

Having demonstrated its ability to detect vulnerabilities and actively launch countermeasures, K2 Cyber Security’s solution is set to safeguard clients’ web-based applications in any cloud infrastructures effectively. Moving forward, the company intends to expand its platform’s integration capabilities by partnering with several firewall providers and dynamic scanning tool vendors. K2 Cyber security’s platform would make vulnerability detections efficient and deterministic, which translates to more security. With the addition of new languages and attack coverage along with immaculate customer service, K2 Cyber Security is going to drive innovation for information security for the years to come.

Company
K2 Cyber Security

Headquarters
San Jose, CA

Management
Pravin Madhani, Co-Founder and CEO and Jayant Shukla, Co-Founder and CTO; Timothy Chiu, Vice President of Marketing; Monty Venkersammy, Vice President of Channel Sales

Description
K2 Cyber Security delivers the Next Generation Workload Protection Platform to secure web applications and container workloads against sophisticated attacks including OWASP Top 10 and memory-based attacks. K2’s Platform is deployed on production servers for runtime protection of applications and on pen-testing/pre-production servers to identify the location of the vulnerable code in real-time. K2’s solution generates no false alerts, eliminates breaches due to zero-day attacks and dramatically reduces security cost. The platform is designed to detect highly sophisticated attacks that are often undiscovered by an organization’s existing network and endpoint security systems like web application firewalls (WAF). K2 Platform can be deployed in multi-cloud or on premise and protects all applications, container workloads and Kubernetes.

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