Waratek upgrades Java protection
Waratek is introducing a feature to its Java-protection platform that enables upgrading to the current version of Java without having to install Java updates or touch the apps running within the Java virtual machine.
The latest version of its AppSecurity for Java uses secure virtual containers around the entire Java application stack to apply the security and performance features of the current Java 8 platform’s security and performance levels without having to install Java 8, the company says.
The alternative would be to replace the Java Runtime Environment (JRE) and upgrade the application code directly. That would involve taking the application offline while the upgrades are performed.