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CloudPassage Delivers Elastic Cloud Server Security Within The GoGrid Cloud

CloudPassage Software-as-a-Service offering is now available within the GoGrid Partner ecosystem of cloud server image solutions
SAN FRANCISCO, May 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- CloudPassage, Inc., a pioneering security SaaS company, today announced that its software-as-a-service security solution is now available as a Partner Server Image within GoGrid, a leading cloud infrastructure provider,. Now, with CloudPassage, GoGrid's public and hybrid IaaS customers can manage their own cloud security by leveraging a single solution that is purpose-built for the cloud and delivers multiple layers of defense for cloud servers.

"GoGrid is honored to have CloudPassage as a member of the GoGrid Exchange, our ecosystem of powerful software and cloud solution providers," said John Keagy, CEO and founder of GoGrid. "The CloudPassage security solution offers GoGrid users an additional layer of security that is designed to be cloud-capable and elastic through its delivery model."

Server-level security protection is critical in the cloud where front-line perimeter defenses are limited. Customers deploying cloud infrastructure in many environments are largely on their own to protect themselves; strong and highly automated host-based controls are essential.

"Security and compliance remain major challenges that stop companies from benefitting by the tremendous scalability, flexibility, and speed of cloud hosting," said Carson Sweet, CEO of CloudPassage. "Securing the server itself in an automated, portable, and elastic manner represents an extremely effective approach to practical survivability in public and hybrid clouds. We are excited to work with GoGrid as the first major cloud service provider to integrate our service into their Cloud platform."

CloudPassage technology is built from the ground up to provide elastic security by automatically delivering security visibility and controls when cloud servers burst or are cloned. Once security is set up on one server, all copies of that server created later will automatically inherit its security controls. CloudPassage and GoGrid joint customers benefit from greatly reduced attack surfaces, lower risk of compromise and improved compliance.

Server images that are pre-hardened with CloudPassage pre-installed can be downloaded through GoGrid's Exchange Partner website for free. To make it even easier to try CloudPassage, GoGrid is offering $100 service credit, good for many hours of free cloud server time, to every new CloudPassage user.

About GoGrid

Thousands of leading IT experts choose and rely on GoGrid's Cloud infrastructure services. GoGrid's award winning technology enables sysadmins, developers, and IT professionals to create, deploy, and control cloud environments and complex virtual and physical server networks with full administrative control. GoGrid's industry standard specifications and robust service offerings are powering thousands of businesses globally to achieve previously unrealized efficiencies. Deploying a GoGrid infrastructure solution using a Standard or Partner Server Image, free hardware F5 load balancing, Cloud Storage, private VLANs and much more takes minutes via a web interface, API, or iPhone application. GoGrid provides users the control and advanced capabilities of a data center environment with the flexibility and immediate scalability of the cloud. For more information, please visit: http://www.GoGrid.com.

About CloudPassage

CloudPassage is a security SaaS company offering the industry's first and only server security and compliance solutions purpose-built for elastic cloud environments. The company addresses the technical challenges of securing highly dynamic cloud hosting environments where consistent physical location, network control and perimeter security are not guaranteed. The company's early product feature set includes high-accuracy server security configuration and vulnerability management and centralized management of host-based firewalls. The innovative capabilities of the Halo platform operate across infrastructure models and seamlessly handle cloud server bursting, cloning, and migration.

Headquartered in San Francisco, Calif., CloudPassage is backed by Benchmark Capital. Gartner, Inc. named CloudPassage one of four "Cool Vendors in Cloud Security Services, 2011." For more information, please visit: http://www.CloudPassage.com

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