- Application Infrastructure & Middleware - Event-Driven Application
- Cybersecurity & Privacy - Application Security
- National Security & Defense
- Oil & Gas
- Supply Chain Visibility
- Tamper Detection
- System Integration
Betterment, an online financial advisor with over $14 billion in assets under management and a user base of over 380,000 customers, needed a solution to protect customer PII and financial assets. The company required a solution that could automatically scale and block attacks without impacting performance or requiring ongoing signature tuning. The company's Engineering and Security teams were particularly concerned about the signal-to-noise ratio based on their previous experience with legacy WAFs. It was crucial for them to find a WAF that could scale automatically and accurately block attacks without increasing support call volume or creating additional work for the Engineering or Security teams.
About The Customer
Betterment is an online financial advisor with more than $14 billion in assets under management. The company supports a user base of over 380,000 customers who access its online platform. To cater to this large user base, the company spins up numerous web servers daily through its continuous integration and deployment (CI/CD) pipeline. The company's Engineering and Security teams were previously concerned about the signal-to-noise ratio in their legacy WAFs and needed a solution that could scale automatically and accurately block attacks without increasing support call volume or creating additional work.
Betterment adopted Signal Sciences to reduce the workload of its Security team by automating deployment and updates, and providing quick access to informed insights without compromising performance. To provision Signal Sciences, Betterment’s Operations team wrote a simple Ansible playbook. This ensured that any new application instance would automatically have Signal Sciences modules and agents installed as a part of its CI/CD pipeline. Signal Sciences provided robust security coverage that could block malicious requests without impacting the performance and availability of the application. The solution also offered easy-to-use dashboards that provided visibility, surfacing any detected vulnerabilities and reporting them to the respective team for timely remediation. Betterment also used Power Rules to prevent attacks against their unique application logic and keep financial data safe.
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