When research labs, industry and governments need sophisticated, high-performance computing power for critical workloads, they turn to High Performance Computing (HPC) and immediately enter a security realm where attacks aren’t done by run-of-the-mill hackers but by nation-state actors with nefarious intent to compromise high-value targets. Traditional approaches to cybersecurity are largely unsuitable for HPC because they add overhead that slows performance, create a flood of data that can’t be easily acted upon, and negate the principal purpose of an HPC cluster.
Polymorphing provides a ready way to defend against memory-based attacks, CWEs and CVEs that take aim at specific function locations, CPU registers and other targets. With Polymorphing and the Polymorphic Build Farm for Open Source, you can take a preventive approach that hardens your security measures without impacting system performance.
Defend your HPC clusters against memory-based and fileless attacks
Gain security without losing performance or speed
Secure tens of thousands of machines quickly and reliably
Polymorphing diversifies machine code while maintaining absolute uniformity of all the semantics used in data mining, analysis and other HPC use cases. Caches, libraries, registries, memory access and all other processes perform the same as usual, even though the systems on which they run are rendered unique. Exploits that target common vulnerabilities simply won’t work because Polymorphing establishes a moving-target defense that’s difficult and costly for attackers to penetrate.
The Polymorphic Build Farm for Open Source enables you to create your Linux OS images at scale without changing your code, your base OS, your network configurations or your software delivery practices. The ability to detect code anomalies and zero-day vulnerabilities is built in and provides you and your team with monitoring data about the entire stack, from memory usage to port targeting. The Polymorphic Build Farm does this without slowing down your deployments, distributing secure systems across your entire environment.