Shape Security Debuts ShapeShifting Technology
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Shape Security first hinted at its efforts in January of 2013, when the company announced a $20 million round of funding.
Company co-founder Sumit Agarwal, who was the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for the Obama administration in 2010 and served for 14 years in the U.S. Air Force Reserve, told eWEEK that Shape Security's thesis is that there is a whole new class of attacks that have emerged that abuse the front door of Websites through automated attacks. It's a class of attack that rides along with legitimate traffic, making it difficult for current forms of Web security to defend against.
"We have created something that changes Websites into a constantly changing target, which breaks the vast majority of attempts of automated scripted attacks," he said.