We’re excited to share that we've coordinated our recent .NET and .NET Core agent releases with the brand new .NET 6.0 release from Microsoft.

What is tCell?

Since the founding of tCell by Rapid7, our web application and API protection solution, we’ve prided ourselves on providing both breadth and depth of coverage. We recognize the importance of shifting left in the software development lifecycle (SDLC), and we also see the equal importance of shifting right. This is why Rapid7 approaches application security from a holistic perspective that’s inclusive of testing, monitoring, and protecting to prevent the exploitation of web applications and APIs across the SDLC.

In addition to coverage throughout the SDLC, we recognize modern applications require modern AppSec solutions to meet them where they are. This is why our solution offers flexible deployment options including our App-Server agents, Web-Server agents, proxy agents, and CDN agents. So whether you’re securing a traditional application written in Java, you’re a Windows shop, or you’re deploying applications with a Kubernetes architecture, we’ve got you covered.

Sounds great... but what’s new?

Today, Microsoft announced the release of .NET 6, a significant release with an expected lifetime of 3 years and a slew of new features. Today, tCell also announced support for .NET 6. This is in line with a promise to our customers to support modern languages and frameworks, as soon as possible.

With this new tCell release, customers leveraging .NET or .NET Core frameworks will continue to be supported with our native .NET and .NET Core agents. Additionally, we’ve added functionality for new and existing tCell customers. For those customers who are leveraging tCell’s .NET or .NET Core agents 2.2+, they will now have full visibility into their API endpoints. What’s this mean? tCell will automatically enumerate your application’s API endpoints and show you attack attempts, attack types, and any app exceptions.

This is helpful because it provides visibility into key API endpoints, what attacks were attempted, and what attacks were successful, automatically reducing the number of high alerts our customers receive. From here, customers can drill down for more context on the attack attempts and view detailed stack trace information.

So, tell me more!

In addition to the real-time monitoring and detection for your web applications and APIs, tCell provides a robust set of use cases that it helps solve when leveraging either our .NET or .NET Core agents. Here are just a few examples:

  • Want visibility into your dev teams’ third-party packages and their associated vulnerabilities? Check out our runtime software composition analysis (SCA) feature, which will highlight any vulnerable third party code.
  • Want to make sure no one gets access to your user accounts? Attackers will often use a stolen list of credentials to login to an app and mimic real user behavior. With tCell’s Account Takeover capabilities, we monitor for these auth events and can take action on blocking anyone that is deemed a threat. We can also share a list of compromised users your team can follow up on.
  • Want to ensure your apps only load specific content? tCell makes it seamless and easy to enable Content Security Policies to enforce what content is loaded on your site and ensure a safe and happy user experience.
  • … And so much more, from specific actor detection to prevention of unauthorized executions of OS commands and app-level attacks.

We’re proud of our continued investment in helping customers secure their applications and APIs. Curious to learn more? Feel free to reach out to get a demo of tCell or try it out yourself!