Bromium CTO Explains Promise of Secure by Design

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Bromium has been working on creating a technology that enables users to be secure by design. The company leverages the open-source Xen hypervisor as the basis for building a microkernel that provides security for an end-user device.

In a video interview, Simon Crosby, co-founder and CTO of Bromium, details what his company's technology is all about and how it is continuing to evolve.

The Bromium vSentry solution became available in 2012, providing a microkernel virtualization-based solution. A key component is the Live Attack Visualization and Analysis (LAVA) data solution.

Everything that a user interacts with is instantly hardware isolated, Crosby explained. "The threat thing is very simple, we don't have to try and detect bad things," he said. "We wait for bad, to do bad."

Bromium has been evolving its platform by adding features for broadening the relevance for different end-points. The company has also built a scalable back-end management system.

In addition to the technology platforms, Bromium also has a robust security research group. Rather than focusing on looking for new forms of malware, Crosby said Bromium's research group's most important job is trying to break the security that Bromium provides.

"Their job is to view us as a security vendor and try and break us first," Crosby said.

Watch the full video with Simon Crosby, CTO of Bromium below:

Sean Michael Kerner is a senior editor at eSecurityPlanet and InternetNews.com. Follow him on Twitter @TechJournalist.