We know network security. We've been delivering market leading network security (firewalls, VPNs, IPS, UTM, QoS, etc.) for the past two decades. We've seen the ebbs and flows of several technologies that have shaped the face of networking. We've had to learn these technologies, perceive how our customers want to use them, understand their impact to the network security systems, and create new feature sets in order to adapt. Over the past 20 years the emergence of NAT, IPv6, VoIP, multicast, IPsec, distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks, application-level attacks, advanced persistent threats have driven us to profound expertise in application layer gateways, intrusion detection systems, intrusion prevention systems, cryptography, anti-this and anti-that, deep packet inspection, application identification... we've done a lot. We've architected and implemented these mechanisms to match the ever increasing speeds of network bandwidth, and to integrate with the dynamic redundancy of the network deployments. Over the years we accomplished all these adaptations within the same fundamental solution architecture: a stand-alone, location-based, physical device chassis "firewall" that enforced static, device-specific policies, albeit centrally managed.
But all that is changing. We are changing all that. The highly agile computing environment needs a new architecture for network security. Administrators can provision workloads in hours, but only use them after weeks, due to the network and security configuration rigidity and complexity. The virtualization of networks, SDN, will help, but won't be enough. The security and service layer for the network must also virtualize, become flexible and agile. So we are creating software-defined security, or SDSec.
vArmour was founded in 2011 by veteran security and networking leaders with a combined history steeped in the most recognized and trusted products in network security, and a commitment to the ever evolving needs of customers' networks. Hailing from NetScreen, Juniper, Akamai, McAfee, Cisco, and A10, this team brings decades of experience in understanding networking's technical trends, applying security to them, and fitting the security into the network.
vArmour is privately held, and funded by leading investors, including Highland Capital Partners.