CloudPassage has joined the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA), a not-for-profit organization with a mission to provide education and promote the use of best practices for providing security assurance within Cloud Computing, and to provide education on the uses of Cloud Computing to help secure all other forms of computing.
“The CSA offers a fabulous wealth of information that educates people about the issues of security in the cloud,” said Chris Brenton, cloud security architect at CloudPassage, who has participated in projects with CSA including document development. “We are excited to push this educational effort forward and better educate people about how to resolve those issues.”
Server-level security protection is critical in the cloud where front-line perimeter defences are limited. Customers deploying cloud infrastructure in many environments are largely on their own to protect themselves; strong and highly automated host-based controls are essential.
“Implementation of standards across vendors is a key need that our users ask about frequently,” said Carson Sweet, co-founder and CEO of CloudPassage. “The industry collaboration opportunities unlocked by the cloud computing evolution need a central nexus, and we’re excited to participate with the CSA in helping create that nexus.”
CloudPassage Halo is a security Software-as-a-Service built from the ground up to secure elastic cloud-server hosting environments by automatically delivering security visibility and controlswhen servers burst or are cloned. Once security is set up on one server, all copies of that server created later will automatically inherit its security controls. CloudPassage customers benefit from greatly reduced attack surfaces, lower risk of compromise and improved compliance.