"We've had a number of SaaS providers whose customers demand highly restrictive, but very dynamic firewall rules. We designed the Halo firewall API capabilities for just this use case," said Carson Sweet, co-founder and CEO of CloudPassage. "These companies are integrating firewall management directly into their own products, which is speeding up sales cycles and making for happier customers."
Lightweight, portable and elastic, CloudPassage Halo delivers a multitude of security capabilities at the server level. With the firewall APIs, system administrators with large-scale deployments of thousands of servers, including SaaS delivered using virtual appliances, can automate powerful and highly scalable product security differentiation.
"Security and compliance concerns remain major challenges that prevent companies from experiencing the tremendous scalability and agility of cloud infrastructure," said Andrew Hay, senior security analyst of the 451 Group. "The ability to leverage a firewall API to protect cloud systems gives SaaS providers far more agility in meeting the security demands of their customers."
CloudPassage Halo was built from the ground up to deliver security at the virtual machine level, which is the intersection of control, portability, and scale for IaaS. Halo centralizes and automates security management at high scale, and includes a rich REST API that unlocks extensive integration capabilities.
CloudPassage is the leading cloud server security provider, and creator of Halo™, the industry's first and only security and compliance platform, purpose-built for elastic cloud environments. Halo supports cloud server bursting, cloning, and migration and operates across public, private, and hybrid cloud environments. Industry leading companies trust Halo to seamlessly manage their server security configuration, host-based firewalls and server account auditing from one system.
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 .