SAN FRANCISCO, May 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- CloudPassage, Inc., a pioneering security SaaS company, today announced it was one of four cloud security vendors included in the list of "Cool Vendors in Cloud Security Services, 2011" dated April 21, 2011 by Gartner, Inc.
The report, authored by Ray Wagner, John Pescatore, Neil MacDonald, Jay Heiser, Joseph Feiman and Peter Firstbrook finds that cloud security services remain an emerging market segment, and startups and other niche vendors, rather than established major players, continue to drive much of the innovation in this segment. Cloud security services potentially offer workable solutions to many urgent enterprise security problems, including the need to respond rapidly to highly sophisticated targeted malware attacks, to gain visibility into workloads entrusted to software-as-a-service (SaaS) and infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) providers, as well as other external parties, and to ensure security and compliance across highly heterogeneous business and computing environments.
"We are absolutely delighted to be included in the Cool Vendor report by Gartner. Their research has consistently supported server-level security protection as a critical IaaS requirement," said Carson Sweet, CEO of CloudPassage. "Gartner analysts have well-informed, progressive views on emerging markets and we feel fortunate to be considered part of this landscape."
CloudPassage's key innovation is the Halo architecture, providing automation of multiple server security functions and transparently handling the highly fluid and scalable characteristics of public IaaS environments. CloudPassage technology is purpose-built to provide elastic, portable, and extremely scalable security by automatically securing cloud servers when they burst or are cloned. Halo combines an ultra-lightweight guest VM software component with an elastic compute grid optimized for security operations, an architecture that has opened up significant new security capabilities to companies leveraging IaaS. Customers realize greatly reduced attack surfaces, lower risk of compromise and improved compliance.
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Gartner defines a cool vendor as a company that offers technologies or solutions that are: Innovative, enable users to do things they couldn't do before; Impactful, have, or will have, business impact (not just technology for the sake of technology); Intriguing, have caught Gartner's interest or curiosity in approximately the past six months.
CloudPassage is a security SaaS company offering the industry's first and only server security and compliance solutions purpose-built for elastic cloud environments. The company addresses the technical challenges of securing highly dynamic cloud hosting environments where consistent physical location, network control and perimeter security are not guaranteed.
The company's early product feature set includes high-accuracy server security configuration and vulnerability management and centralized management of host-based firewalls. The innovative capabilities of the Halo platform operate across infrastructure models and seamlessly handle cloud server bursting, cloning, and migration. Headquartered in San Francisco, Calif., CloudPassage is backed by Benchmark Capital.
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