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CloudPassage Debuts Halo Cloud Secure, Delivering Unparalleled, Continuous Security of Public Cloud Infrastructure

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Powerful new enhancements to industry-leading security platform
enables unprecedented insight into infrastructure-as-a-service security
and compliance issues

CloudPassage,
the leader in automated cloud security visibility, today announced the
general availability of Halo Cloud Secure, which offers comprehensive
and continuous protection of public cloud infrastructure, delivering
security and DevOps teams a "single pane of glass" view of security and
compliance across all of their cloud service provider (CSP) accounts.

Organizations face an increase in vulnerabilities as security teams
struggle to maintain effective, real-time visibility into public cloud
infrastructure. Maintaining security visibility of dynamic computing
environments can be difficult due to decentralization of the IT
department, the expanding public cloud infrastructure attack surface and
cloud service misconfiguration. According to The
2018 Cloud Security
Report, 62 percent of cybersecurity
professionals see infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) misconfigurations
as the biggest threat to their public clouds environments. Additionally,
43 percent of cloud security professionals report lack of visibility
into infrastructure security as the biggest operational challenge.

"As enterprises place more services in public cloud, it is becoming
increasingly complex and time-consuming to answer the question, ‘Are
these services configured securely?'" according to Neil MacDonald, Vice
President and Distinguished Analyst at Gartner.1

The Halo platform already protected cloud workloads and containers. To
answer customer demands for a streamlined solution, CloudPassage enhanced
capabilities
of the Halo platform, now known as Halo
Cloud Secure
. The product now provides both "inside-out" security
visibility of servers and containers in the data plane as well as
"outside-in" visibility of IaaS services and resources.

Key differentiators of Halo Cloud Secure include:

  • Finds Critical Risks Other Tools Miss. Delivers broadest and
    deepest coverage for AWS with a comprehensive library of policy checks
    and coverage that monitors server and container workloads in addition
    to IaaS services and resources.
  • Unified View of Security & Compliance. Gain full scope
    visibility of all IaaS assets delivered in a unified view to quickly
    answer important questions about asset inventory.
  • Adapts To Enterprises' Unique Environment. Unique environment
    and requirements are adapted to with powerful policy customization
    options.
  • Decreases Exposure Time. Enable fast and effective remediation
    by providing actionable information in an automated fashion.
    Streamline remediation workflows by sending vulnerability and
    remediation information via Amazon SNS and other notification
    mechanisms.

The IaaS capabilities of Halo Cloud Secure have been in beta just a few
months and already protect over one million AWS assets. Multiple
enterprises, such as a multinational video game and entertainment
company, a F500 multinational technology company and a global leader in
transaction technology, are now using Halo Cloud Secure for deep and
broad visibility across many public IaaS deployments including IaaS
services, workloads and containers.

To sign up for a free, unlimited 15-day trial of Halo Cloud Secure,
visit https://www.cloudpassage.com/freetrial.
To learn more, watch this two minute video.

About CloudPassage

Founded in 2010, CloudPassage® is a security pioneer awarded the
first-ever patents for universal cloud infrastructure security and is a
leading innovator in cloud asset visibility. CloudPassage Halo® is an
award-winning security solution purpose-built for the cloud that helps
customers automatically discover cloud assets, reduce their attack
surface, and find and respond to critical risks other tools miss. It
provides unrivaled visibility and continuous compliance for the cloud
deployments of some of the world's most demanding IT shops in
technology, finance, security, media, e-commerce, and hospitality.
CloudPassage is backed by leading Silicon Valley firms Benchmark, Four
Rivers Group, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Meritech Capital, Musea
Ventures, Shasta Ventures, Sozo Ventures, and Tenaya Capital.

1 Gartner, Hype Cycle for Cloud Security, 2018, 19 July 2018.
Heiser, Jay

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