Build to be Secure by Design
Secure By Design applications minimize their vulnerability surface and embrace the principle of least privilege. They shrink both the target and the blast radius.
Ockam’s end-to-end secure channels guarantee authenticity, integrity, and confidentiality of all data-in-motion at the application layer. This enables a deny-by-default security posture that exponentially reduces the vulnerability surface of an application and gives it true control over every access decision.
In order to trust information or instructions, that are received over the network, applications must authenticate all senders and verify the integrity of data received to assert what was received is exactly what was sent — free from errors or en-route tampering.
Application layer communication is also usually bi-directional since, at the very least, we have to acknowledge receipt of data to its senders. This means that authentication and the data integrity guarantee within applications must be mutual between any two communicating parts.
With Ockam, applications can, in a few lines of code, create mutually authenticated secure channels that guarantee end-to-end data integrity to senders and receivers of data.
Modern applications operate in untrusted networks and increasingly rely on third-party services and infrastructure. This creates exponential growth in their vulnerability surface.
Ockam gives you the tools to eliminate implicit trust in networks, services, and infrastructure. Applications get provable cryptographic identities to authenticate and authorize every access decision.
Applications have moved out of enterprise data centers into multi-tenant cloud and edge environments. They operate in untrusted networks and increasingly rely on third-party managed services and infrastructure. This creates exponential growth in the vulnerability surface of our application data.
Data, within our applications, routinely flows over complex, multi-hop, multi-protocol routes — across network boundaries, beyond data centers, through queues and caches, via gateways and brokers — before reaching its end destination. The vulnerability surfaces of all these dependencies get added to the vulnerability surface of our application data and make it unmanageable.
Ockam end-to-end secure channels enable application layer encryption of all data-in-motion. The data integrity and confidentiality guarantee, of these channels, create a deny-by-default security posture that minimizes our vulnerability surface and gives our application true control over every data or service access decision.
Software cannot be secured from the outside. Ockam provides powerful building blocks to shift security left and make it an integral part of application design and development.
Application layer trust guarantees along with tools to manage keys, credentials and authorization policies give you granular control on the security and privacy properties of your application.