Cisco customers wishing to fully automate their datacenter or cloud will benefit greatly from this integration
Santa Monica, Calif (PRWEB) January 29, 2013
ServiceMesh, provider of the industry’s only enterprise-grade cloud management platform, today announced its ability to centrally manage Cisco hardware built clouds, most notably through the integration of its Agility Platform with Cisco’s Virtual Network Management Center (VNMC) and Virtual Security Gateway (VSG). This integration extends the Agility Platform’s policy management capabilities to configure policies across Cisco firewalls and network switches, improving cloud security and speeding application delivery.
“Security, governance, and control are often cited as the top impediments to cloud adoption,” said John Catalano, vice-president of product engineering at ServiceMesh. “By taking a policy based, standardized delivery approach to network and security configuration, ServiceMesh reduces the risks associated with manual configuration, accidental propagation of bad firewall rules into production configuration, and potential guest firewall rule changes common in virtualized environments. Strategically, these benefits allow organizations to speed delivery and scale of applications.”
“Cisco customers wishing to fully automate their datacenter or cloud will benefit greatly from this integration,” said Jim Cooke, senior director, Enterprise Cloud Computing Practice, Cisco Consulting Services. “The ability to set policies that map directly to business requirements as it relates to line-of-business applications and implementations in the VNMC provides powerful control over security and governance, directly linking these requirements in an automated, standardized way.”
The ServiceMesh Agility - VNMC Integration
The ServiceMesh integration is designed to ensure end-to-end security protection and holistic cloud management by implementing automated network and firewall configuration policies on Cisco Virtual Security Gateway and Cisco-compatible network devices such as the Nexus 1000v switch and Cisco ASA devices. With this announcement, ServiceMesh provides Cisco users the ability to dynamically set-up and configure a secure and fully-governed cloud environment where they can rapidly deploy low-cost cloud computing resources.
The ServiceMesh policy based approach provides true automation of firewalls and network configuration while reducing errors, by ensuring that only applications with ‘pre-approved’ configurations, or those that match a specific adaptable policy, are released. Automated, policy based configurations speed application delivery by eliminating lengthy change board wait times, while helping eradicate stale firewall rules, a significant security risk.
The integration of Cisco products expands the Agility Platform’s industry-leading ecosystem of security vendors and products, including host intrusion detection systems, firewalls, file encryption systems, virtual networking, external encryption key stores, anti-virus, and other security solutions. The Agility Platform’s integration with Cisco VNMC extends security policy enforcement and governance, speeding application delivery and growing its ability to centrally manage Cisco hardware built clouds.
ServiceMesh provides the industry’s only enterprise-grade cloud management platform that enables on-demand, self-service IT operating models for Global 2000 clients. Enterprise customers select the ServiceMesh Agility Platform to automate the deployment and management of enterprise applications and platforms across private, public and hybrid cloud environments. The Agility Platform provides a single, integrated control point for governance, compliance and security across the customer’s cloud applications and environments, empowering the business with fully governed, self-service access to applications, platforms, and services. Some of the world’s largest and most sophisticated companies in financial services, health care and other highly regulated industries rely on ServiceMesh to deliver applications and services at the speed of market change, streamline bureaucratic and inefficient IT operating models and transform IT into a strategic business enabler and competitive advantage. To learn more, visit http://www.servicemesh.com. @servicemesh