CloudPassage Delivers Elastic Cloud Server Security for the Amazon Cloud

CloudPassage Announces Entry into the AWS Solution Providers Program

Oct 18, 2011, 08:30 ET from CloudPassage

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- CloudPassage™, Inc., the leading cloud server security provider, announced today, during Gartner Symposium, that it is a new member of the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Solution Providers Program.  Through this relationship, Amazon EC2 cloud customers will have access to CloudPassage Halo, the only server security platform, purpose-built for the cloud, which delivers multiple layers of defense for cloud servers.

"Security and compliance remain major challenges that stop companies from experiencing the benefits that the tremendous scalability and agility of cloud hosting provides," said Carson Sweet, co-founder and CEO of CloudPassage.  "Securing the server itself in an automated, portable, and elastic manner represents an extremely effective approach to practical survivability in public and hybrid clouds.  We are excited to work with AWS to provide security to customers within Amazon EC2."

Server-level security protection is critical in the cloud where front-line perimeter defenses are limited.  Customers deploying cloud infrastructure in many environments are largely on their own to protect themselves, which makes strong and highly automated host-based controls essential.  

Lightweight, portable, and elastic, CloudPassage Halo™ delivers a multitude of security capabilities at the server level. Halo offers Amazon EC2 customers an additional layer of security that is designed to be cloud-capable and elastic through its delivery model.

Halo was built from the ground up to deliver security at the virtual machine level, which is the intersection of control, portability, and scale for infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS).  Halo centralizes and automates security management at high scale, and includes a rich REST API that unlocks extensive integration capabilities.

About CloudPassage

CloudPassage is the leading cloud server security provider, and creator of Halo™, the industry's first and only security and compliance platform, purpose-built for elastic cloud environments. Halo supports cloud server bursting, cloning, and migration and operates across public, private, and hybrid cloud environments.  Industry leading companies like Foursquare, StrongMail and Exois trust Halo to seamlessly manage their server security configuration, host-based firewalls, intrusion detection, and server account auditing from one system.

Headquartered in San Francisco, Calif., CloudPassage is backed by Benchmark Capital.  Gartner, Inc. named CloudPassage one of four "Cool Vendors in Cloud Security Services, 2011."  For more information, please visit:

CloudPassage, CloudPassage Halo SVM Server Vulnerability Management and CloudPassage Halo Firewall are registered trademarks of CloudPassage.  All other trademarks are registered to their respective companies. Copyright © CloudPassage 2011.

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