Like most organizations, CareTech Solutions faces a wide variety of security threats. In today’s world, bad actors use malicious servers running scripts that constantly probe for vulnerabilities to exploit around the world. “This particular exploit was a WebLogic deserialization Java vulnerability, with which Rimini Street was very familiar,” says Jeff Bell, chief information security officer for CareTech. “Basically, the attackers were attempting to install cryptominer software that would let them use our servers to mine cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin.” When CareTech Solutions discovered a successful attack on some of its ERP servers with a connection to the internet, the company immediately placed a call to Rimini Street for assistance.”
“Working with Rimini Street, we set up a demo scenario on a nonproduction server,” Bell says. “They first used Metasploit to prove the vulnerability could be exploited. Next, we installed Rimini Street Advanced Middleware Security, which blocked the exploit and gave us confidence to install in production.” Because the virtual patching solution is easy to update, no regression testing and no system downtime are required. “This approach protects our software much quicker than critical patch updates and without disrupting operations,” Bell explains.
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