vArmour DSS integration with Cisco ACI delivers granular visibility, control and threat detection for virtual and cloud environments with application-layer controls and advanced security analytics

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — March 9, 2016  - vArmour, the data center and cloud security company, today announced it is working with Cisco to integrate advanced security and analytics with Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI).

By 2019, more than 86 percent of workloads will be processed by cloud data centers, according to the Cisco Global Cloud Index (2015). The move to programmable cloud infrastructure offers organizations the opportunity to transform their security architectures to be more agile and efficient by building security into the data center network.

vArmour DSS Distributed Security System provides application-layer visibility and controls with advanced security analytics. Cisco ACI and the APIC SDN controller use an application-based policy model to simplify IT security tasks, accelerating application deployment. Together, the two products enable security and networking teams to visualize all traffic in their data center at the application layer, detect anomalous behaviors, and quarantine non-compliant workloads and advanced persistent threats.

“vArmour, integrating with Cisco ACI, will help our customers gain application visibility and threat detection built into workloads deployed on Cisco ACI fabric,” said Ish Limkakeng, vice president of product marketing at Cisco. “With automated, software-based security controls, customers can see and respond to threats faster while simplifying compliance and reducing costs.”

According to Greg Young and Neil MacDonald at Gartner, “Software-defined segmentation is an approach that reduces the risk of a lateral spread of advanced attacks in enterprise data centers and enables enterprises to enforce consistent segmentation policies across on-premises and cloud-based workloads. For some specific scenarios like PCI reduction of scope, software-defined segmentation can be used to avoid costly network reconfiguration.”

“Cisco ACI is a revolutionary approach to networking,” said Keith Stewart, vice president of business development at vArmour. “The combination of vArmour’s application-layer visibility and control with Cisco ACI’s programmable infrastructure delivers the most secure application policy control and threat analytics solution in the market today.”

To learn more about the benefits of vArmour and Cisco ACI Partnership, download the joint solution brief.

About vArmour

vArmour, the data center and cloud security company, delivers software-based segmentation and microsegmentation 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

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