(Ping! Zine Web Hosting Magazine) – StillSecure®, a managed network security solutions and certified compliance company, today announced that its suite of comprehensive managed security services can now be embedded within a public cloud infrastructure. StillSecure’s network security appliance, Cloud Network Security Appliance (NSA), can protect customer cloud servers at most public cloud providers.
Until now, organizations leveraging the public cloud were forced to either build their own security infrastructure, use “outboard” security appliances, or had no security at all. Unfortunately, infrastructure as a service (IaaS) users were not able to easily outsource security for their applications and data hosted in the cloud. These cloud applications were either left unchecked or required significant resources to secure.
Now, with StillSecure Cloud NSA, organizations can quickly and easily spin up a managed security cloud server within their public cloud infrastructure. Built on top of CentOS, a free operating system distribution based upon the Linux kernel, Cloud NSA can serve as the security gateway device providing inline services such as managed firewall, IDPS, or WAF. Additionally, Cloud NSA can also provide out-of-band services such as IDS, log management, file integrity monitoring, or vulnerability scanning. Cloud NSA can also deliver StillSecure’s comprehensive PCI compliance service, PCI Complete.
“Security in a cloud environment can be both a black box and a minefield of risk at the same time. Most people aren’t prepared to cope with the kind of exposure and weaknesses that used to be hidden behind a firewall. Fear of the unknown and having to rely on the “just trust us” model are a bad combination. That’s why security remains one of the key factors preventing cloud adoption,” said Carl Brooks, an infrastructure and cloud computing analyst at The 451 Group. “Providing a managed services approach so that users feel more in control when operating in a cloud environment is a viable way to improve security. It does not require a deep understanding of the security space, but it does let end users leverage additional services and expertise to achieve practical security results. StillSecure’s introduction of Cloud NSA does just that – it gives providers an important new managed service without forcing them to understand the security space like an expert, and yet still gives organizations a chance to leverage an outsourced service to handle security and compliance.”
“Establishing a tight security perimeter around your cloud instances is critical to reducing your attack surface and making security manageable,” said James Brown, CTO of StillSecure. “With the introduction of Cloud NSA, StillSecure is leading the effort to embed comprehensive managed security services into public cloud environments.”
For IT executives facing escalating security threats and evolving compliance requirements, and data centers looking to cement long-term customer relationships, StillSecure designs and delivers managed network security and certified compliance solutions so you can focus on growing your core business.
StillSecure’s full suite of managed security services provides military-grade network security in dedicated, cloud and hybrid environments. Its flagship product, Safe Access®, is a secure network access control (NAC) solution that ensures a company’s protection against compromised and dangerous endpoints.
As opposed to vendors with uncertified partial fixes, or worse, self-audited solutions, StillSecure unites its security experts with certified processes and innovative technologies to provide a holistic approach and solutions to eliminate the need for dedicated resources, as well as juggling multiple vendors, products and requirements.
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