Multi-Cloud Infrastructure and Security Ecosystem Partners Offer Broad and Deep Support of the Pathway to Multi-Cloud Security Architecture for Modern Data Centers
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — November 17, 2015 - vArmour, the data center security company that enables organizations to protect their virtualized and cloud assets in a multi-cloud world, today announced the vArmour Alliance Partner Program, a collective of innovative cloud infrastructure and security companies that share a common vision for the Multi-Cloud Security Architecture (MCSA), a vendor-agnostic framework for securing hybrid cloud infrastructure.
“The pathway to Multi-Cloud Security Architecture helps organizations architect and plan their security evolution as they embrace multi-cloud models to run their business. The industry support we have received for the MCSA from our cloud infrastructure and security partners has been phenomenal as they see and recognize the importance of this new approach for their customers across the globe,” said Tim Eades, CEO of vArmour. “Security is a team sport; we are working with the new guard of companies that were born in the age of cloud to enable organizations to embrace secure, distributed systems for the multi-cloud world. By building and protecting multi-clouds at every layer, vArmour and our alliance partners provide customers the freedom and confidence to deploy the best infrastructure based on their unique business needs.”
With greater reliance on dynamic infrastructures, organizations require a new approach and architecture to secure data center workloads and applications, especially as they mature from virtualized to multi-cloud environments. For organizations to undertake this data center transformation, they must rely on an ecosystem of next-generation cloud and security partners who can meet the demands of today’s digital business while balancing the risks in the sophisticated cyberthreat landscape.
As a follow-up to the introduction of vArmour Invited Partners for channel partners, the vArmour Alliance Partner Program brings together technology partners from both security and infrastructure who were born in the age of cloud computing; these companies understand how to leverage the flexibility and agility offered by software-based systems to provide customers the safest cloud for their business. By maintaining infrastructure independence and aligning with partners such as Centrify, Nuage Networks, Nutanix and VMTurbo, vArmour is committed to providing customers the freedom of choice for their multi-cloud provider, without sacrificing security at any layer.
Broad ecosystem support for the Multi-Cloud Security Architecture from vArmour channel, cloud infrastructure and security partners includes:
"Protecting corporate crown jewels with technology that is two years older than the first-generation iPhone is just no longer acceptable. We are finding that that traditional approaches don’t provide full visibility, and need to be re-architected to achieve optimum management, performance and automation. There is a need for a new type of API-driven architecture, but few people are aware of what to do, or how to do it. With vArmour, the Atos Distributed Security Cloud is helping Financial Services organizations embark on this pathway, to plan their security evolution and achieve a new level or risk mitigation."
- Sean Catlin, Global Head – Strategic Go-To-Market, Atos
"As the world's lowest cost cloud storage provider, Backblaze B2 has attracted 10% of the Fortune 500 and over 10,000 other developer and IT people. The majority of these organizations already use a combination of on-premise equipment and cloud, and many use multiple clouds. Companies need to evolve their security architecture to support this new landscape and we support the pathway to the Multi-Cloud Security Architecture as guidance on how to do that."
- Gleb Budman, CEO, Backblaze
“The risks and exposure of operating in multi-clouds are double compared to traditional data centers. Organizations need greater visibility and analytics to monitor attacks between and across clouds. In the new threat landscape with more diverse threat vectors, our customers have found that there needs to be a community-approach to protecting their digital supply chain and gain visibility beyond their virtual infrastructures. A new model is needed to support threat data sharing and architectures that make it easier in this new era.”
- Rich Reybok, Chief Technology Officer, BrightPoint Security
“Similar to vArmour, we believe in the ‘de-perimeterization’ of the world that is driving the need to move protections from traditional hardware siloes to individual users and workloads. This trend demands a new architectural approach to security that allows organizations to put controls where they need them now and into the future.”
- Shreyas Sadalgi, SVP Business Development, Centrify
“We are focused on helping our vendors bridge the gap with their valued partners, and bringing next-generation technologies to customers everywhere. Our entire ecosystem of vendors, partners and end-users are adopting multi-cloud infrastructure, and they are looking for a cybersecurity approach to meet the demands of cloud – which can only come from a completely new, API-driven architecture.”
- Anand Desai, VP of Marketing, Cloud Harmonics
“We have a customer-first, trusted-advisor mentality and focus on providing security solutions that are unique to each customer's’ business and IT landscape. With that in mind, we partner with the most innovative security companies that were born in software and are therefore best poised to support and enable our customers’ shift to multi-clouds, – and it will always be a team effort to provide this new security architecture.”
- Jack Morawski, Managing Partner, DecisionFocus
“At Nuage Networks, we are helping customers transform their IT — changing the network from the static and manual configuration-driven model into a reflexive environment that instantaneously establishes network services for the cloud. Our customers are realizing that security needs to undergo the same transformation. Through our collaboration with vArmour, we are providing this path to autonomic security for multi-cloud environments.”
- Charles Ferland, Vice President, Business Development, Nuage Networks
“Our customers come to us because they are looking for a brand new way to build and deliver on-demand IT that is simple and scalable. Customers are looking for security to fundamentally change to match this web-scale model – and need a path to the modern architecture for securing this multi-cloud world. vArmour is providing just this.”
- Venugopal Pai, VP of Strategic Alliances and Business Development at Nutanix
"Organizations and cyberattackers have many options to harness cloud resources for speed and agility; yet organizations have very few options to secure it. An early step to secure clouds should be to gain deep visibility into what's actually happening with workloads and applications in the environment that may have bypassed traditional controls. The only way to see everything is to get outside conventional data center tools and look across multi-clouds."
- Lou Manousos, CEO, RiskIQ
"Synack brings an innovative, highly trusted, crowdsourced security approach to several of the most conservative, regulated enterprises in the world. We offer a modern cloud platform that has the scale and agility to provide continuous testing and visibility across even the most complex multi-cloud environments. Synack works closely with F500 customers to architect proactive security testing and risk profiling as a fundamental piece of their ever-expanding software-defined perimeters."
- Aisling MacRunnels, Chief Marketing Officer, Synack
vArmour, the data center and cloud security company, delivers software-based segmentation and micro-segmentation to protect critical applications and workloads with the industry’s first distributed security system. Based in Mountain View, CA, the company was founded in 2011 and is backed by top investors including Highland Capital Partners, Menlo Ventures, Columbus Nova Technology Partners, Work-Bench Ventures, Allegis Capital, Redline Capital, and Telstra. The vArmour DSS Distributed Security System is deployed across the world’s largest banks, telecom service providers, government agencies, healthcare providers, and retailers. Partnering with companies including AWS, Cisco and HPE, vArmour builds security into modern infrastructures with a simple and scalable approach that drives unparalleled agility and operational efficiency. Learn more at www.varmour.com
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