nimbusec came to life because of a real world challenge: What is the best way to keep a large number of decentralized administrated websites safe while respecting data privacy?
We asked that question while we were running servers for hundreds of websites of an Austrian university. Students and associated offices operated a multitude of content management systems that often were hardly ever updated. This led to many successful cyber-attacks, but due to university policy administrators were not allowed to read or write data in user directories.
We therefore developed a solution that only used public information in conjunction with machine generated, abstract code behaviour description to detect malware, defacements and blacklisting: nimbusec was born.