Few companies have the time to worry about things outside their core businesses. This presents a distinct challenge whenever new technologies are introduced, especially as they relate to security and the rising threat of malicious actors. CloudPassage, an agile security platform for data centers, private clouds and public clouds, strives to eliminate that hassle.
“We can demo very quickly,” said Amrit Williams, CTO of CloudPassage. “It’s very easy for us to deploy. We can have somebody up and running in the afternoon and they could get a sense of how the system is looking.”
CloudPassage seeks customers that have some type of cloud initiative in place, whether it’s a shift to the public cloud or previous experience in private cloud environments.
“Most organizations are trying to understand how they can adopt this dynamic compute in one form or another,” said Williams, interviewed by Richard Stiennon in the above video. “Most companies have some type of initiative that they can get involved in, so we can show them the level of visibility and control that we can give them as they adopt the cloud.”
Enterprises are Taking Notice
CloudPassage’s Halo product (which provides protection and compliance for critical business assets) has been battle-tested by a number of leading enterprises, including eBay, Salesforce, Adobe and Capital One. They’re not the only firms that have taken notice.
“I was quite surprised when I looked back at the new customers over the past year,” said Williams. “It was very much spread across every industry. We were seeing folks in healthcare, insurance and financial services.”
Those firms were really dedicated to investing in a secure and better-protected cloud environment.
Cloud Infrastructure vs. Public Cloud
Williams said that he thinks there is a difference between the cloud infrastructure itself and the public cloud that providers protect, along with the workloads that could be compromised.
“They all have a shared responsibility model, where security is a shared responsibility between the organization adopting the cloud and public cloud providers,” Williams explained. “It’s not that you’re seeing big breaches of Amazon or Google. What you do see is people that are able to exploit companies that do take advantage of the cloud if they’re not securing their own environments properly.”
One company had to completely shut down because its keys were compromised.
“They had to put out a note within a couple days of this happening, saying, ‘We can’t recover from this,’” said Williams, who has worked hard to ensure that doesn’t happen to other firms. “Since our founding in 2010, CloudPassage has been focused on purpose building a security platform to address dynamic compute environments. It auto-scales, it can be delivered on-demand and it can work with micro services and architectures.”