CloudPassage Adds Audit Mode to Halo SDSec Platform

CloudPassage has updated its Halo software-defined security (SDSec) platform. What's included in the new Halo release? Here are the full details.

Dan Kobialka, Contributing writer

November 5, 2014

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CloudPassage has unveiled new capabilites for its Halo softwaredefined security platform to make it quotfaster easier and more effectivequot for
CloudPassage has unveiled new capabilites for its Halo software-defined security platform to make it "faster, easier and more effective" for enterprises.

CloudPassage has unveiled new capabilites for its Halo software-defined security (SDSec) platform to make it “faster, easier and more effective” for enterprises.

The San Francisco-based company this week added an audit mode and log-based intrusion detection system to Halo that are designed to help enterprises detect and react to security vulnerabilities in cloud and virtualized environments.

“Disruptive changes are occurring in corporate IT environments,” CloudPassage CEO Carson Sweet said in a prepared statement. “As a result, new security strategies and solutions are urgently needed.”

Enterprises can use the Halo Audit Mode to monitor their virtual infrastructures and assess new cloud workloads for security vulnerabilities within seconds, according to CloudPassage.

“Because the IT environment has been significantly disrupted, most enterprises are struggling with even basic risk and compliance visibility. CloudPassage Halo Audit Mode is designed to address this gap, providing low-friction oversight into cloud infrastructure environments,” CloudPassage Chief Technology Officer (CTO) Amrit Williams added.

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CloudPassage also noted enterprises can leverage the Halo Log-Based Intrusion Detection System to “detect unauthorized accounts [that are] being created, application security errors, changes to host firewall configurations and other events that can threaten the security and compliance of an organization.”

Does CloudPassage have an advantage in the cloud security market?

Halo delivers security and compliance for large-scale, distributed environments, CloudPassage said, and this SDSec platform could help CloudPassage capitalize on the cloud security market’s expected growth.

A June 2014 MarketsandMarkets report revealed the cloud security market’s current estimated worth is $4.20 billion, and this sector’s worth is expected to rise to $8.71 billion in 2019.

“Cloud security will be a multi-billion dollar market in just a few short years, and CloudPassage has an amazing first-mover advantage,” Stephen Luczo, CEO of American data storage company Seagate, said in a prepared statement. “CloudPassage has developed an innovative platform that is purpose-built for the cloud. [This platform’s] rapid growth and increasing adoption among large enterprises serves as validation the company has the right approach to cloud security.”

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About the Author(s)

Dan Kobialka

Contributing writer, Penton Technology

Dan Kobialka is a contributing writer for MSPmentor and Talkin' Cloud. In the past, he has produced content for numerous print and online publications, including the Boston Business Journal, Boston Herald and Dan holds a M.A. in Print and Multimedia Journalism from Emerson College and a B.A. in English from Bridgewater State College (now Bridgewater State University). In his free time, Kobialka enjoys jogging, traveling, playing sports, touring breweries and watching football (Go Patriots!).  

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