How vArmour Adds Value in Your Migration to Cisco ACI

How vArmour Adds Value in Your Migration to Cisco ACI

I was recently speaking to a customer in the critical infrastructure segment who planned to migrate from a legacy Cisco Data Center network to Cisco Nexus 9K and eventually ACI. This customer’s systems were hyper-sensitive, highly...
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Creating Success Criteria for Service Providers

Creating Success Criteria for Service Providers

Service providers today face some interesting challenges. Regardless of their size, or which vertical or horizontal segment they see as their dominant market, they still have to meet certain criteria in order to remain competitive...
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Cheers, 2016: vArmour Year in Review

Cheers, 2016: vArmour Year in Review

2016 has been momentous for vArmour - a very busy year with global customers and global expansion, product launches, multiple industry awards, patent innovations as well as a new round of financing. Our mantra “You can’t protect w...
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The case for Layer 7 visibility with Cisco ACI

The case for Layer 7 visibility with Cisco ACI

Picture this . . . You just bought Cisco ACI for your data center and now your major project is to segment your brownfield environment. Perhaps the need for this segmentation is driven by your auditors, or because you need to migr...
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vArmour Customer John Muir Health Honored with CSO50 Award

vArmour Customer John Muir Health Honored with CSO50 Award

It always excites us to see our customers recognized for the incredible work that they do. Earlier this week, IDG’s CSO honored vArmour customer John Muir Health as a recipient of a 2017 CSO50 Award for the outstanding business va...
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5 Reasons Why vArmour DSS and Cisco ACI are Better Together for the Modern Data Center

5 Reasons Why vArmour DSS and Cisco ACI are Better Together for the Modern Data Center

The Cisco ACI architecture is based upon a Spine and Leaf network fabric where all connections are point-to-point and fully meshed, delivering great performance and resiliency.  A great advantage of the Spine and Leaf model i...
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Dubai Municipality Visits vArmour Headquarters

Dubai Municipality Visits vArmour Headquarters

From time to time, vArmour is proud to host key customers at our Mountain View, California headquarters. Customers share their experiences working with the company and get to meet the team behind the vArmour DSS product. Our most ...
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Container Security - Not Just About the Image

Container Security - Not Just About the Image

A slightly modified version of this article was published as a byline by EnterpriseTech on 29th November 2016.  A cynic might conclude that “image” has more than a little to do with the phenomenal interest in containers and m...
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vArmour partners with Coalfire to validate support for PCI DSS 3.2

vArmour partners with Coalfire to validate support for PCI DSS 3.2

“If you think compliance is expensive, try non-compliance.” - Former U.S. Deputy Attorney General Paul McNulty In the wake of increased cyber attacks, ransomware, and heightened regulations, our customers across the globe are scra...
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When an OS Vulnerability Undermines Your Entire Security Stack - The Case for Control Independence

When an OS Vulnerability Undermines Your Entire Security Stack - The Case for Control Independence

In our last blog about agents - The Problem with Agents (as a Primary Means of Security Policy Enforcement) - our CTO Marc Woolward called out several areas in which the effectiveness of an agent as a means of security control is ...
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Micro-segmentation cost saving #5: Increase speed of secure application delivery

Micro-segmentation cost saving #5: Increase speed of secure application delivery

In our last blog, we covered how micro-segmentation can save you money in seeing and stopping threats much more quickly and easily than alternative approaches. Today we’ll focus on our final micro-segmentation cost saving that is...
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Simple, Scalable, Secure Cyber Deception: Introducing vArmour DSS Deception

Simple, Scalable, Secure Cyber Deception: Introducing vArmour DSS Deception

"It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data. Insensibly one begins to twist facts to suit theories, instead of theories to suit facts." -Sherlock Holmes Deception for cybersecurity: On the rise One of the great fortu...
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Micro-segmentation cost saving #4: Lower time to see and stop cyber threats

Micro-segmentation cost saving #4: Lower time to see and stop cyber threats

In our last blog, we covered how micro-segmentation can save you money by streamlining the often-siloed process of security policy changes. Today we’ll focus on another time-saver that is even more critical to protecting your org...
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The Problem with Agents - as a Primary Means of Security Policy Enforcement

The Problem with Agents - as a Primary Means of Security Policy Enforcement

In earlier blogs, I talked about the differences between micro-segmentation approaches, and the fundamental differences to look out for. One of the differences I mentioned is whether: 1) Controls are independent of the workload o...
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Micro-segmentation cost saving #3: Reduce time and complexity of security changes

Micro-segmentation cost saving #3: Reduce time and complexity of security changes

In our last blog, we covered how micro-segmentation can save you money by avoiding hardware refresh cycles. If you’re looking for benefits your information security – and application - team will love, today we will cover way #3: r...
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CiscoLive Recap: The Ice Cold Facts about Our Partnership

CiscoLive Recap: The Ice Cold Facts about Our Partnership

During our successful networking event at Minus5 Ice Bar on Monday evening (check out the photos from the event), one customer asked me, how does vArmour DSS work with Cisco ACI and Cisco Tetration? Short answer: we drive out comp...
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Partner News Alert: vArmour Recognized by CRN As A 2016 Emerging Vendor

Partner News Alert: vArmour Recognized by CRN As A 2016 Emerging Vendor

We’re very excited to say that CRN has named vArmour to its 2016 list of Emerging Vendors. This annual list recognizes recently founded, up-and-coming technology suppliers who are shaping the future of the IT channel through uniqu...
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vArmour talks Cloud Security at Nutanix .NEXT

vArmour talks Cloud Security at Nutanix .NEXT

This week, we were in Vegas for the Nutanix .NEXT conference. Nutanix demonstrated their strong vision for building a better private cloud infrastructure, one that you can own and operate. We were particularly taken by their annou...
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Micro-segmentation cost saving #2: Avoid hardware refresh and maintenance

Micro-segmentation cost saving #2: Avoid hardware refresh and maintenance

In our last blog, we covered how micro-segmentation can save you money by eliminating under-utilized zones and choke points. If you’re not sold yet on the value of micro-segmentation and are looking for more benefits, today w...
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Micro-segmentation cost saving #1: Eliminate under-utilized zones and choke points

Micro-segmentation cost saving #1: Eliminate under-utilized zones and choke points

In our last blog, I shared what secure micro-segmentation is and how it not only protects your data center and cloud, but also saves you a bunch of money – win, win for any organization. As promised, today we will go into detail o...
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[Infographic] 5 Ways Micro-Segmentation Can Really Save You Money

[Infographic] 5 Ways Micro-Segmentation Can Really Save You Money

There are two things all of our customers at vArmour have in common: they want (and need) to reduce their risk and their costs. Unfortunately, in the security world, these two things don’t usually go together. For most customers, ...
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Why It’s Time for Security to Change or Die

Why It’s Time for Security to Change or Die

Some could look back and say, what if punk never happened? What did it really do? Why did some people think punk was a university in itself? To me, punk was about unlocking people, values and ideas to do things differently and be ...
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[Video] CTO of Education Networks of America on Protecting Our Kids’ Data

[Video] CTO of Education Networks of America on Protecting Our Kids’ Data

Our nation’s schools, colleges, and universities are responsible for our country’s most precious assets— our children. In addition to their physical security, these organizations are also charged with the task of keeping our stude...
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Cloud Security: Incredible New Possibilities

Cloud Security: Incredible New Possibilities

Way back in the 18th century, Ben Franklin said, “Distrust and caution are the parents of security.” That insight is entirely appropriate in the 21st century as companies deliberately and thoughtfully seek to take advantage of the...
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[Video] Why You Need Application-Centric Security in Hyper Converged

[Video] Why You Need Application-Centric Security in Hyper Converged

Since announcing our partnership with HPE earlier this year, we’ve been working together to bring simple and secure hyper converged infrastructure solution to market. A few weeks ago, our CTO Marc Woolward sat down with Sr. Direct...
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The Genesis of Project Ice Cream to Deliver Cloud-Scale Security

The Genesis of Project Ice Cream to Deliver Cloud-Scale Security

Clouds are based on speed, scale and economics, which are the antithesis of legacy security systems. In fact, these factors can be challenging to any true security functions, which need to maintain state, process content deeply, a...
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Containers and Microservice Security: Are You Ready to Expose Your Application Internals to the Outside World?

Containers and Microservice Security: Are You Ready to Expose Your Application Internals to the Outside World?

I am often asked how the emergence of Containers and Microservices changes the game so far as multi-cloud security is concerned. In some ways, Containers mean MORE of the same - more speed, more scale, more automation, more contro...
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[Video] Head of Infrastructure of Equens on the Importance of Proactive Cloud Security

[Video] Head of Infrastructure of Equens on the Importance of Proactive Cloud Security

Of all the customers I meet, those in financial services are undergoing one of the most significant shifts when it comes to the digitization of their industry, replacing their brick and mortar locations that see hundreds of custom...
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A New Cloud Security Unicorn Will Rise From The Cybersecurity Ashes

A New Cloud Security Unicorn Will Rise From The Cybersecurity Ashes

After a boisterous 2015, 2016 looks gloomy for the cybersecurity industry as the market correction and uncertain macro economic environment set in. Last year, investors on Sand Hill Road poured $3.8 billion into security startups,...
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[Video] 1000 Security Vendor Pitches Later: My Interview with Richard Stiennon

[Video] 1000 Security Vendor Pitches Later: My Interview with Richard Stiennon

At this year’s RSA Conference, I got to spend a little time with longtime friend and industry expert, Richard Stiennon, from IT-Harvest. We talked about why I switched to the “dark side” of security by joining a vendor company and...
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Preparing For Application-Layer Security Vulnerabilities

Preparing For Application-Layer Security Vulnerabilities

We have seen a steady stream of attacks over the last few years, many of which resulted in monumental losses of data and embarrassment for organizations. But not all breaches are attributed to an organizational mistake. Take for e...
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Your Board and Cybersecurity: “Disruption” is at Your Boardroom Door

Your Board and Cybersecurity: “Disruption” is at Your Boardroom Door

What is the most obvious statement about the impact of technology on your business? That it is proving massively disruptive. But for the corporate board members of companies today, this tech disruption seems limited to hardware, m...
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Cisco and vArmour team to bring application-layer security to the multi-cloud

Cisco and vArmour team to bring application-layer security to the multi-cloud

If you watch the network and security spaces closely, you may have seen Cisco’s announcement today naming vArmour as a member of their ACI ecosystem. If you missed it, not a problem, you can see it here. We're excited to integrate...
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The New Guard Makes a New Friend: Our Partnership with HPE To Simplify and Secure the On-Demand Data Center

The New Guard Makes a New Friend: Our Partnership with HPE To Simplify and Secure the On-Demand Data Center

Today, we announced a relationship with HP Enterprise to bring the vArmour DSS Distributed Security System to two of their most strategic product lines: converged infrastructure and security. This is exciting because together, we ...
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He Who Dares Wins: Meet the New Guard of Security

He Who Dares Wins: Meet the New Guard of Security

In a recent interview with CNBC, I talked about a changing of the guard that is happening in the security world. It’s becoming clear to everyone that bad guys are out-innovating traditional products…causing many of those secu...
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[Video] This is the Year of Micro-segmentation Made Simple

[Video] This is the Year of Micro-segmentation Made Simple

More and more, the IT and InfoSec leaders we work with are realizing the need to move away from perimeter-centric, hardware-based security models that aren’t sufficient to address the trillions of dollars of cybercrimes festering ...
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Cybersecurity in the Desert: 2016 International Cybersecurity Conference Recap

Cybersecurity in the Desert: 2016 International Cybersecurity Conference Recap

I recently had the opportunity to speak at the 2016 International Cybersecurity Conference in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, attended by over 500 global cybersecurity leaders. The purpose of the event was to bring the National Critical Inf...
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[Video] vArmour In the News - January Recap

[Video] vArmour In the News - January Recap

We kicked off 2016 with coverage in top news publications – from CNBC to the New York Times - of many of our executives and product experts. In this month’s news round-up, watch CEO Tim’s interview on Squawk Box and read VP of Peo...
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[CEO Video]: Why Nutanix and vArmour are a Perfect Fit

[CEO Video]: Why Nutanix and vArmour are a Perfect Fit

Since announcing our partnership with Nutanix last year, we have been working closely together to bring our simple and secure data center and cloud solutions to customers everywhere. As we continue to deepen our relationship ...
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[Video] CIO of John Muir Health on Securing the Digitization of Healthcare

[Video] CIO of John Muir Health on Securing the Digitization of Healthcare

In many of my conversations with our customers in financial services to retail, they talk about the digitization of their industry. Healthcare is no exception to this trend, from actual services provided to electronic patient reco...
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Why The First Order Needed Micro-Segmentation

Why The First Order Needed Micro-Segmentation

A few weeks ago, I, like many fans, was thrust back to my childhood with the latest in the Star Wars franchise – The Force Awakens. From the moment we saw the first glimpse of the Millennium Falcon until the gut-wrenching turn of ...
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2016 Predictions: Cyber warfare, presidential election hacking and how hackers will shift their tactics to become more lucrative

2016 Predictions: Cyber warfare, presidential election hacking and how hackers will shift their tactics to become more lucrative

Virtualization and cloud executives share their predictions for 2016 in this 8th Annual VMblog.com series exclusive featuring Mark Weatherford, ex deputy undersecretary for cyber security at the Department of Homeland Security and...
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Cheers, 2015: vArmour Year in Review

Cheers, 2015: vArmour Year in Review

This year has been groundbreaking for vArmour—filled with product launches, new board member and executive appointments, as well as customer growth and strategic partnerships. We are thrilled by our achievements and grateful for r...
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Prediction: Part 5 of Multi-Cloud Security Architecture CTO Deep Dive

Prediction: Part 5 of Multi-Cloud Security Architecture CTO Deep Dive

In part four of my blog series on the Multi-Cloud Security Architecture, we explored the range of response options available for multi-clouds, covering both automated and manual tactics. With the inputs of data gathered throughout...
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Response: Part 4 of Multi-Cloud Security Architecture CTO Deep Dive

Response: Part 4 of Multi-Cloud Security Architecture CTO Deep Dive

In part three of my blog series on the Multi-Cloud Security Architecture, we looked at the various methodologies for detection in multi-clouds - from human investigation to machine-learning technologies. Once an attack is detected...
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Detection: Part 3 of Multi-Cloud Security Architecture CTO Deep Dive

Detection: Part 3 of Multi-Cloud Security Architecture CTO Deep Dive

In part two of my blog series on the Multi-Cloud Security Architecture, we covered the key elements needed to prevent security incidents in multi-cloud environments. Unfortunately, it is nearly inevitable in any organization that ...
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Prevention: Part 2 of Multi-Cloud Security Architecture CTO Deep Dive

Prevention: Part 2 of Multi-Cloud Security Architecture CTO Deep Dive

In part one of my deep dive blog series on the Multi-Cloud Security Architecture, we addressed the foundational elements of the MCSA. This primarily focused on the architecture as being API-driven, distributed and independent from...
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Security is Better Together: Introducing vArmour DSS SharedDefense

Security is Better Together: Introducing vArmour DSS SharedDefense

Last week, we introduced a series of exciting updates to vArmour DSS Distributed Security System. We broadened our support of private cloud infrastructure with the addition of OpenStack KVM environments running on Nuage Networks -...
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Introducing the Multi-Cloud Security Architecture

Introducing the Multi-Cloud Security Architecture

Today we launch the Multi-Cloud Security Architecture - and the pathway to get there. This is an industry-wide vision for multi-cloud security which will both address the security challenges emerging in a world of ‘constant breach...
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Cyber Security Improvements in Healthcare & Beyond: Q&A with Meg McCarthy

Cyber Security Improvements in Healthcare & Beyond: Q&A with Meg McCarthy

We are excited to have Meg McCarthy, healthcare technology leader and Aetna EVP of Operations and Technology, join our Board of Directors this week. Meg is bringing her industry expertise in technology and operations to her advis...
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Technology Tsunamis and Disruption on Steroids: Q&A with Gary Moore

Technology Tsunamis and Disruption on Steroids: Q&A with Gary Moore

We are welcoming industry veteran and thought leader Gary Moore to our Board of Directors today. Gary is bringing 40+ years of experience, most recently from Cisco as the President and COO, to his advisory role at vArmour. As Gar...
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What Do Robots, Hockey & Data Centers Have in Common?: Q&A with Dr. Matt Williamson

What Do Robots, Hockey & Data Centers Have in Common?: Q&A with Dr. Matt Williamson

We are lucky to have Dr. Matt Williamson joining the vArmour CTO Office as our Chief Threat Defense Scientist. Matt brings a wealth of experience and expertise in the areas of distributed systems architecture, machine learning and...
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No More Security Snake Oil: Q&A with Mark Weatherford

No More Security Snake Oil: Q&A with Mark Weatherford

We are excited today to welcome Mark Weatherford as our new SVP and Chief Cybersecurity Strategist. Mark is bringing more than 20 years of security operations leadership and executive-level policy experience from the Department o...
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Why Multi-Clouds Demand a New Approach to Security

Why Multi-Clouds Demand a New Approach to Security

The changes in IT over the past decade, driven by cloud and distributed systems, have exploded the data center perimeter security model. One result of this trend is the move to use micro-segmentation technologies to shift the trus...
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Talking the Talk and Walking the Walk to Secure Your Data Center

Talking the Talk and Walking the Walk to Secure Your Data Center

It is now a week since the announcement that TalkTalk (no, not Talk Talk, the 80s new wave rock group), had been the subject of a targeted cyber attack that potentially exposed the personal information of up to four million T...
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Never Mind the Traditional. Here's How to Lead Like a Punk Rocker.

Never Mind the Traditional. Here's How to Lead Like a Punk Rocker.

Face it: You will never be Jeff Bezos or Larry Page, and you shouldn’t try. You can’t blaze the same trail as those who came before you by adopting a like-minded vision, or mirroring their solutions with slightly new features. Doi...
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Moving Your Workloads to Amazon Web Services? Secure Them with vArmour

Moving Your Workloads to Amazon Web Services? Secure Them with vArmour

At vArmour, we see more and more enterprises moving applications and workloads of all kinds to public cloud - to increase IT responsiveness and agility while reducing costs. Naturally, these organizations want the scalability...
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vArmour In the News - September Roundup

vArmour In the News - September Roundup

In this month’s news roundup, we are featuring our CEO Tim’s punk rock article in Entrepreneur as well as his recent interview on CNBC Closing Bell, commenting on what the Chinese president’s visit to the US means for internationa...
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Nutanix guest blog: Build out your private cloud cheaper, safer & faster

Nutanix guest blog: Build out your private cloud cheaper, safer & faster

Since partnering with Nutanix in June, we have worked closely with their product team to become Nutanix Ready certified and also look to the future together, as we both continue to develop the best infrastructure and security solu...
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Calling All VMware Users: vArmour is Officially VMware Ready

Calling All VMware Users: vArmour is Officially VMware Ready

There is no arguing that the data center has fundamentally changed - yesterday’s hardware siloes have been replaced by today’s virtualized data centers and clouds. The global leader in this industry shift to server virtualization ...
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vArmour In the News - August Roundup

vArmour In the News - August Roundup

In this month’s news roundup, we are covering insider advice from our CISO Laz on how to make your IT team a hero and also the “cyberthug holidays” you need to prepare for now. Plus, we share coverage of our partnership with innov...
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Take Your Pick of This Month’s Top Data Center Security Webinars

Take Your Pick of This Month’s Top Data Center Security Webinars

In today’s climate of ever-increasing cyber security attacks, we know how hard it is for InfoSec and IT professionals to find time to attend in-person events. So at vArmour, we want to make it as easy as possible to view valuable ...
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Top 5 Highlights from Black Hat and DEF CON 2015

Top 5 Highlights from Black Hat and DEF CON 2015

Well here we are, all settled back into our normal lives after a week of excitement and fun at the industry’s annual hacker getaway known to the world as Black Hat / DEF CON. As expected, this year’s event included technologies fr...
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Q and A with Peter Christy of 451 Research: Security Challenges for the Digital Enterprise

Q and A with Peter Christy of 451 Research: Security Challenges for the Digital Enterprise

I am excited to join Peter Christy, 451 Research Director, in our upcoming webinar on August 20 - Cloud Computing and the Digital Enterprise: Security Challenges and Opportunities. In preparation for our discussion on how to best ...
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Security Architectures for Cloud Data Centers

Security Architectures for Cloud Data Centers

Organizations are entering the first phase of micro-segmentation architectures: the act of deploying security policies across scale-out data center networks in order to separate diverse workloads, collapse legacy physical zones, a...
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vArmour In the News - July Roundup

vArmour In the News - July Roundup

In spite of the 4th of July holiday and summer vacation breaks, we still had a very busy July here at vArmour and wanted to share some of our news coverage in our first monthly media roundup blog. Our executives - including our CE...
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vArmour Named on CRN’s 2015 Emerging Vendors – And We Want to Make You a Partner

vArmour Named on CRN’s 2015 Emerging Vendors – And We Want to Make You a Partner

We are excited and honored to be named to The Channel Company’s exclusive 2015 CRN® Emerging Vendors List. With our industry-first distributed security system, we are featured as one of the “new kids” on the tech block that are cr...
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It’s Official: vArmour and Nutanix Team Up to Deliver Simple, Secure Data Centers

It’s Official: vArmour and Nutanix Team Up to Deliver Simple, Secure Data Centers

Today, we are excited to announce our formal partnership with Nutanix to deliver converged compute and storage, with security, as an easy-to-manage, distributed system for enterprise and web-scale applications. This announcement c...
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Lead Your Company Like a Punk Rock Star

Lead Your Company Like a Punk Rock Star

It's hard to imagine that Tim Eades, the CEO of security company vArmour, used to be a part of the punk rock scene in London. He hung out with the bands, drove to concerts, and adopted the lifestyle of questioning the norm. Guess ...
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What vArmour DSS-V Means for You, Our Users

What vArmour DSS-V Means for You, Our Users

As a follow-up to the release of our free product, vArmour DSS-V, we sat down with two of our own IT specialists at vArmour, Eva and Laz, to get their perspective on the importance of this easy-to-access, downloadable model for IT...
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Nutanix + vArmour = Distributed Everything (No, Really - It Is)

Nutanix + vArmour = Distributed Everything (No, Really - It Is)

Walking into the conference room for our first meeting at Nutanix’s San Jose headquarters, I noticed immediately how Nutanix had lined the walls with posters of words and images of their key mantras: Distributed Everything, Scale ...
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Submarines are Built for War - Your Data Center Isn’t

Submarines are Built for War - Your Data Center Isn’t

Submarines are made for war - they exist under the assumption that they will be attacked some day, and are constructed with this fact in mind. Unlike submarines, data centers built in the last 15 years were not designed for today’...
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OPM Breach Demonstrates the Need for Data Center Visibility

OPM Breach Demonstrates the Need for Data Center Visibility

Yesterday, we learned that the U.S. government’s Office of Personnel Management (OPM) was breached and attackers made off with personally identifiable information of up to 4 million federal workers, which is roughly the total numb...
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Bloomberg Recap Video - Patriot Act Expiration and Cybersecurity Data Monitoring

Bloomberg Recap Video - Patriot Act Expiration and Cybersecurity Data Monitoring

This week, I was flattered to be invited to appear as an expert on a Bloomberg West television panel to discuss the expiration of the Patriot Act and its impact on data monitoring for cyber security. It was even more complimentary...
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Become a vArmour Invited Partner & Let Us Show YOU the Money

Become a vArmour Invited Partner & Let Us Show YOU the Money

Today, I am excited to introduce an essential component to bringing vArmour’s industry-first distributed security system to markets worldwide: the vArmour Invited Partners program, or “VIP” as we like to call it. At vArmour, we be...
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Why Do We Need New Solutions for Securing Today’s Cloud? Find out from Zhiping Liu, Head of Threat Security Engineering

Why Do We Need New Solutions for Securing Today’s Cloud? Find out from Zhiping Liu, Head of Threat Security Engineering

In the final part of our blog series, we spend time with the head of our threat security engineering team, Zhiping Liu, to learn about the gaps she sees in traditional security solutions to protect the modern data center, why she ...
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Is Beer a Snack? And other Questions & Answers from our new SVP of Field Operations, Dean Hickman-Smith

Is Beer a Snack? And other Questions & Answers from our new SVP of Field Operations, Dean Hickman-Smith

In part two of our blog series to get to know our new executives, we sat down with our recently announced SVP of Field Operations, Dean Hickman-Smith, who, like our CEO, hails from across the pond (so… you can excuse some of his U...
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What Makes vArmour Unique?

What Makes vArmour Unique?

Yesterday, we announced three talented new hires to vArmour - and are kicking off our blog series so you can get to know each one a bit better. We are starting today with our industry-veteran CISO, Laz, whose past roles include: I...
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Applying Distributed Systems Principles to the Data Center Security Challenge

Applying Distributed Systems Principles to the Data Center Security Challenge

In my previous post I explored many of the challenges we are struggling to address with existing security models and products. Today I want to spend a while discussing the reasons why a distributed systems architecture is necessar...
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Innovation in a World without Perimeters

Innovation in a World without Perimeters

When we first started the company, the world was a different place. The movement toward software-based distributed infrastructure within the data center was picking up steam. Compute had been re-invented by virtualization, and it ...
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Avoid a network stampede

Avoid a network stampede

Both enterprises and the every-day-man anxiously await the convenient future promised by the Internet of Things. Analysts at Gartner echo the sentiment with estimates that IoT will support total spending services of $69.5 billion ...
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Data Center Security: Controlling Threat in Your Facility

Data Center Security: Controlling Threat in Your Facility

Database breaches and cyber crime cost the global economy more than $400 billion on an annual basis and there is no evidence that these metrics are improving, in fact, they are getting worse. What is Making Matters Worse? The incr...
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From a Security Perspective, the Datacenter is Broken

From a Security Perspective, the Datacenter is Broken

Having spent the best part of 3 decades architecting and operating Enterprise infrastructure, including 16 years at Goldman Sachs, it became clear to me that the security model within the Datacenter represents the last major barri...
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Protecting Your Agile Data Center: You Can't Fight the New War With Old Tools

Protecting Your Agile Data Center: You Can't Fight the New War With Old Tools

Data infrastructure and function has experienced a paradigm shift with the enterprise progressing steadily in the age of cloud, apps and mobility, marking the end of the “perimeter” era for the computing environment. Yesterday’s f...
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Security: "Journey to the Edge of the Perimeter"

Security: "Journey to the Edge of the Perimeter"

Since serving as CEO of Palo Alto Networks (2008 – 2011), I have seen the types of threats evolve and develop in a number of notable ways and become more dangerous for the enterprise than ever. As such, the security industry has a...
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The Evolution of Cyber Threats: Why a New Approach is Needed

The Evolution of Cyber Threats: Why a New Approach is Needed

The evolution of cyber threats and their inextricable link to system advancements When it comes to defending against modern day attacks, the primary issue is that the traditional, commonly used security perimeter was built prior t...
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Dig the New Breed

Dig the New Breed

There’s a great live album by The Jam called, “Dig the New Breed”.  It’s an incredible album, and for me defined the mix of old and new that made The Jam such a great band.  They paid homage to those who had come before,...
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