With easy access to our Halo security platform, Rackspace users can deploy our comprehensive security capabilities to their cloud servers quickly and simply
San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) July 18, 2012
CloudPassage today announced that it has expanded its Halo cloud server security platform availability to the Rackspace® open cloud. Halo is available for first-generation cloud servers and cloud servers powered by OpenStack® through the enhanced Cloud Tools Marketplace from Rackspace® Hosting, the service leader in cloud computing. The marketplace serves as a gateway to an open ecosystem of cloud solutions, which will give customers access to a broad range of tools that support Rackspace open cloud.
“Cloud computing allows companies to accelerate the deployment of their IT services, and Cloud Tools is a great way for companies to get their cloud deployments fully operational,” said Carson Sweet, CEO of CloudPassage. “With easy access to our Halo security platform, Rackspace users can deploy our comprehensive security capabilities to their cloud servers quickly and simply, addressing the most critical issue for cloud adoption right from the start.”
The Rackspace Cloud Tools Marketplace is a comprehensive catalog of innovative, third party-developed applications available for the Rackspace open cloud. Additionally, through the marketplace, customers can browse, review and connect to cloud solutions focused on security, management, monitoring, application deployment, and a host of other areas. By fully supporting OpenStack and Rackspace open cloud, Halo’s portable security coverage provides increased flexibility for customers and helps them avoid vendor lock-in.
CloudPassage offers Rackspace users a special version of Halo Basic, as well as the popular Halo NetSec package. Basic is a free offering that includes dynamic firewall capabilities for both Linux and Windows operating systems. It also provides automated alerts about important security events that take place on their servers and the clouds they are running in. A set of well-documented REST APIs allows customers to integrate critical security functions into dynamic cloud environments. As a special offer for Rackspace cloud users, Halo Basic is available for free on an unlimited numbers of servers.
For additional security protection, Halo NetSec adds another layer of security with GhostPorts, a multi-factor authentication method that provides remote access to cloud servers. GhostPorts enables customers to use their mobile devices to conveniently authenticate via SMS from any location. Alternatively, they can authenticate using a simple USB device without a battery or moving parts. Halo NetSec also makes it possible to see and manage local user accounts across cloud servers, making NetSec a complete solution for managing cloud server access.
“CloudPassage’s security platform is an important addition to the Cloud Tools Marketplace,” said Ven Shanmugam, senior manager of corporate strategy at Rackspace. “Making security features available for cloud servers is a critical need for our customers, and will help companies take advantage of the business benefits of cloud computing. We look forward to featuring CloudPassage Halo in the marketplace to address this market opportunity.”
CloudPassage Halo, a server security platform purpose built for the cloud, bridges the gap between traditional perimeter-oriented data center security and security in dynamic cloud environments. Delivered as a SaaS, Halo offers a broad range of features to address cloud security issues, such as dynamic firewall automation, multi-factor authentication, server account management, RESTful API access and more. Delivered as Software-as-a-Service, Halo requires no hardware, complex deployment or special expertise.
CloudPassage is the leading provider of public and private cloud server security and creator of Halo®, the industry's first security and compliance platform purpose-built for elastic cloud environments. Halo operates across public, private and hybrid clouds. Industry-leading companies like Foursquare, Avatar New York, and Martini Media trust Halo to seamlessly manage their server security configuration, host-based firewalls, intrusion detection and server account auditing from one system. Headquartered in San Francisco, Calif., CloudPassage is backed by Benchmark Capital, Tenaya Capital and other leading investors. For more information, please visit http://www.CloudPassage.com.
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