CloudPassage Granted Three Patents for Agile Security

Patents extend existing agent-based security model to include private clouds, bare metal servers and non-server devices

Aug 25, 2015, 08:02 ET from CloudPassage

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 25, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- CloudPassage today announced that it has been awarded three patents, to complement its 2011 foundational patent (U.S. No.8,412,945 B2) describing an agent-based, agile security model that provides visibility, protection and compliance for cloud-based infrastructure. The new patents extend the scope of the original patent to include private clouds, virtualized servers, bare metal servers and non-server devices, making CloudPassage the first company to obtain a U.S. patent for universal cloud infrastructure security.

"These new patents reflect our response to trends we are seeing in large enterprises that are adopting agile security for more than just cloud environments," stated Carson Sweet, co-founder and chief strategy officer for CloudPassage. "Most companies will end up with mixed infrastructure (public, private, virtualized data centers) and are looking for security and compliance platforms that work seamlessly and continuously – everywhere, at any scale."

CloudPassage® Halo® solves four major challenges enterprises face when adopting elastic infrastructure:

  • The dynamic nature of modern infrastructure makes it difficult for companies to have complete visibility into the security posture of their most critical applications and data. Within minutes of deploying Halo, customers gain instant, continuous visibility into their entire infrastructure, making it faster and easier to secure critical business assets and take action when unusual behavior is detected.
  • As companies adopt DevOps methods to accelerate development and improve quality, traditional security approaches typically can't keep up. CloudPassage enables security to be baked into a DevOps continuous delivery approach, ensuring that new workloads are protected from the start, empowering security teams to move at DevOps speed.
  • With cloud computing, there is no perimeter; therefore traditional network security tools fall short in these environments. Halo extends network security by providing layers of protection right where it counts: at the workload. This gives enterprises the ability to detect east-west traffic and protect against lateral movement of threats.
  • Although compliance is more essential than ever, it remains largely a set of manual processes. CloudPassage Halo enables GRC teams to automate compliance, streamline processes, save money and ensure compliance in motion.

About CloudPassage

CloudPassage Halo® is the world's leading agile security platform that empowers enterprises to take full advantage of cloud infrastructure with the confidence that their critical business assets are protected. Halo delivers instant visibility and continuous enforcement of a comprehensive, layered set of security and compliance functions right where it counts: at the workload. Halo is delivered as an on-demand service, at any scale and works seamlessly in any cloud or virtual infrastructure (private, public, hybrid or virtual data center). Leading enterprises like Citrix, and Adobe use CloudPassage today to enhance their security and compliance posture, while at the same time enabling business agility. Headquartered in San Francisco, CA, CloudPassage is backed by Benchmark Capital, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Meritech Capital Partners, Tenaya Capital, Shasta Ventures, Musea Ventures and other leading investors.

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