San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) September 25, 2014
FortyCloud, a pioneer in cloud network Security-as-a-Service, today announced that it has joined McAfee’s Security Innovation Alliance™ (SIA) partner program. As part of the SIA program, FortyCloud has completed integration with McAfee’s Next Generation Firewall (NGFW), enabling all McAfee NGFW customers to securely connect on-premises NGFWs to Infrastructure-as–a-Service (IaaS) deployments on any public cloud. This provides McAfee customers with a way to extend their IT operations to the public cloud without compromising security, while leveraging their investments in McAfee products.
FortyCloud’s innovative solution provides a comprehensive approach to cloud-based security, blending software defined networking and software defined security technologies. This unique approach serves to isolate and interconnect cloud deployments using a distinct “overlay network.” By harnessing FortyCloud’s overlay network, an organization can build and control its own secure, flexible, and scalable virtual private cloud network over any, or over multiple, cloud infrastructure platforms including Amazon, Rackspace, and Google, as well as data centers.
As the rapid growth of cloud migration continues its upward trajectory, security remains the number one reason CIOs cite for not moving sensitive applications and services to the cloud. According to a 451 Research report, 69% of respondents stated that security overshadowed their concerns over all other cloud migration issues. As cloud deployments mature, so should organizations’ approach to securing identity and access management.
“We’re proud to join McAfee’s SIA partner program and look forward to further enhance the mutual value propositions by integrating with additional McAfee products later this year,” stated Amit Cohen, co-founder and CEO of FortyCloud. “McAfee’s decision to add FortyCloud’s solution to the SIA program underscores their commitment to providing customers with enhanced layers of safeguards and the strongest levels of security for public cloud and hybrid scenarios.”
“We are proud to add FortyCloud to the select list of technology partners in the McAfee SIA program,” said Ed Barry, vice president of the Security Innovation Alliance, McAfee, part of Intel Security. “Our Security Connected strategy embraces technologies beyond our own, and we expect that our joint solution will create powerful new workflows for security and compliance in the cloud.
McAfee NGFW integrates visionary security features with high availability and manageability, delivering advanced network protection across the entire enterprise — from corporate headquarters and branch sites to data centers and the network edge. It is the only next-generation firewall solution to unite anti-evasion security with enterprise-scale availability and manageability. In addition, McAfee’s unique solution can change its capabilities from a next-generation firewall to a L2 firewall, IPS, and firewall/VPN, allowing customers to deploy security where, when, and how they need it to maximize their return on investment.
Privately-held, FortyCloud enables companies to secure all network and access aspects of their cloud deployments. The company helps customers reduce operating costs, increase scalability, and fortify their security without requiring in-house security expertise. FortyCloud’s distinct cloud security solution lets organizations build their own secure and scalable, virtual private cloud network regardless of cloud vendor.