StillSecure Launches New Cloud Security Monitoring Solution With SoftLayer

Cloud SMS provides IaaS customers with a host-based firewall management solution

October 14, 2011

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StillSecure', a managed network security solutions and certified compliance company, today at the Hosting & Cloud Transformation Summit announced the availability of an innovative, new cloud security solution called Cloud Security Monitoring Service (Cloud SMS). Targeted at cloud infrastructure users and providers, Cloud SMS is a security solution available free of charge to customers from StillSecure and through SoftLayer’s Technology Partners Marketplace portal.

The first in a series of solutions to be delivered by StillSecure, Cloud SMS is available free of charge for cloud users and provides Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) customers with a host-based firewall management solution that can be quickly and easily installed. The solution is also available to cloud and hosting provider partners to offer to their customers via their internal customer portals. SoftLayer customers can now download Cloud SMS free of charge through the SoftLayer Technology Partner Marketplace portal, and then install the solution on their CloudLayer' computing platform through SoftLayer’s customer portal. Additional premium Cloud SMS services will be offered based on volume and features and will be available throughout 2012.

“As the cloud market moves towards the enterprise and SMB space, security remains a top concern for customers considering a move to the cloud,” said Doug Toombs, Research Manager at Tier1 Research. “As customers become accustomed to provisioning cloud computing resources in minutes via easy-to-use graphical interfaces, security solutions need to keep up and present an equally approachable interface to a broad spectrum of users.”

“Security is absolutely critical to our customers whether they are utilizing our dedicated server solutions or our cloud infrastructure,” said Duke Skarda, Chief Technology Officer for SoftLayer. “The StillSecure Cloud SMS solution brings tremendous value to our customers looking to quickly and easily secure their environments. This offering will help play a critical role in our customers’ over-arching dedicated and cloud security strategy.”

“While everybody talks about cloud security, StillSecure is the only company that is delivering a viable solution aimed at protecting cloud instances for end users and through our partners,” said James Brown, Chief Technology Officer for StillSecure. “Cloud SMS is yet another innovation StillSecure is bringing to the market and is a critical component of our strategy to provide security solutions for service providers and their customers.”

With Cloud SMS, end users no longer need to learn the IPTables command line interface to secure their cloud instances. The lightweight agent can be embedded by cloud providers and customers for easy replication. The Web-based interface is completely API driven and can be embedded inside of a cloud provider’s portal.

Cloud SMS is available immediately for Linux-based clouds at Cloud SMS is ideal for organizations looking to secure their cloud infrastructures. Also, download StillSecure’s Cloud Instances Security whitepaper at

About StillSecure 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. As opposed to vendors with uncertified partial fixes, or worse, self-audited solutions, StillSecure unites our security experts with our certified processes and innovative technologies to provide holistic solutions that eliminate the need for dedicated resources juggling multiple vendors, products and requirements. For more information please call (303) 381-3830, visit, or check out more on the StillSecure blog at Follow us on Twitter: and

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