New Features in App Explorer for Application Visibility

New Features in App Explorer for Application Visibility

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, App Explorer is available as a free trial here. Organizations of all sizes are already using App Explorer to understand their application traffic and discover potential risks, with many installing in under 15 minutes. For a limited time, get a $200 Amazon Gift Card when you install the trial! 

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!

Installation Details

The App Explorer service is uses public cloud and on-premises components. The on-premises components gather telemetry from the customer environment in addition to providing certain control plane functions while the cloud component provides the customer the platform from which to consume the service. The cloud component is hosted and maintained by vArmour. All the on-premises components run in an ESXi environment and are installed through a self-service automated process.

App Explorer is supported in environments running ESXi 6.5, 6.0 or 5.5. The virtual switching environment can be based on vSphere Standard Switch (VSS) or the vSphere Distributed Switch (VDS).

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