Dome9’s Cloud Server Security Management-as-a-Service Now Available for GoGrid Customers
SAN FRANCISCO and MENLO PARK, Calif. – Sept. 12, 2011 – GoGrid, a leading cloud infrastructure company, and Dome9 Security™, the leading provider of cloud security management service for public and private clouds, as well as for dedicated and virtual private servers (VPS), today jointly announced the availability of Dome9’s cloud server security management service in the GoGrid cloud.
Today’s cloud security is ill-equipped to efficiently scale and provide coverage for elastic cloud servers. Traditional, on-premise security fails to cover the cloud, forcing administrators to keep access open on their cloud servers so they can connect to and manage their machines. Other software and hardware-based firewall and security management solutions are limited in their security and platform support, are manual, and cost thousands of dollars a month. The result is that most of today’s cloud servers are left vulnerable to attack because their security has been too costly and cumbersome to implement and manage.
Dome9 enables organizations to centralize cloud server security management with automated controls to ensure the infrastructure is not left vulnerable, and at a fraction of the cost of competing approaches. Its on-demand, one-click controls enable fast, secure access to servers hosted in GoGrid, and its automation ensures security management is scalable and as elastic as the GoGrid cloud. Dome9 also today at TechCrunch Disrupt 2011 in San Francisco unveiled its new first-of-its-kind, multi-platform security management service that automates cloud server security. For more information, see http://www.dome9.com/press-center/dome9-unveils-industrys-first-ever-cloud-server-security-management-service-for-automated-and-elastic-security .
This new partnership makes it fast and easy for GoGrid customers to deploy Dome9’s cloud security management as part of their GoGrid environment, for automated security management of GoGrid’s cloud infrastructure. Dome9’s Secure Access Lease™ technology – dynamically generated, time-based secure access to cloud servers – automates security policy to make servers virtually invisible to hackers. With Secure Access Leasing, all administrative access on a cloud server is closed by default, and opened only when, for whom, and for as long as it is needed.
“Aberdeen’s recent research in security and cloud computing shows that augmenting the native security controls offered by cloud service providers delivers both better security and lower total cost,” said Derek Brink, vice president and research fellow for IT Security, Aberdeen Group. “Dome9’s solution – which offers an innovative approach for consolidating security management across local and cloud environments – aligns well with these findings.”
Available at the end of the month within the GoGrid Exchange, the Dome9 Agent is now preloaded on a GoGrid Partner Server image (PGSI), ready to deploy within GoGrid. A new image is available for both Windows and Linux, and because security management is built-in to the base image, new GoGrid customers can rapidly deploy Dome9’s security management across their entire infrastructure. Pricing for each server image is just $20 a month, which includes the Dome9 service with consolidated billing through GoGrid.
“GoGrid is the world’s largest pure-play Infrastructure-as-a-Service provider specializing in cloud infrastructure solutions, and together we are making it easy for customers to more efficiently manage their cloud server security,” said Dave Meizlik, Dome9 VP of Business Development and Marketing. “With this new partnership, GoGrid customers can now automate security management with Dome9 across their GoGrid environment.”
“Security is a common focus when deploying into the cloud, and we’re excited to partner with Dome9 to address customers’ needs around automated cloud server security management,” said Jeffrey Samuels, Chief Marketing Officer of GoGrid. “The flexibility of GoGrid and the Partner Exchange allows GoGrid users to deploy innovative security management solutions such as Dome9 in an efficient and effective way, optimizing our users’ ability to build secure infrastructure environments.”
Dome9 is a first-of-its-kind service that dynamically manages cloud server security across infrastructure and hosting platforms, servers hosted on cloud, dedicated or virtual private servers. Leveraging either its light-weight agent or hosting providers’ security APIs, Dome9 dynamically configures firewall access ensuring all administrative ports are closed by default; or opened only when, for whom, and for as long as is required to access the cloud server. Dome9 works for virtual machines in private or public clouds, as well as for dedicated servers, supporting Linux and Windows servers running all virtualization technologies (including VMware, Citrix Xen, KVM, Parallels and Microsoft’s Hyper-V).
About Dome9 Security Dome9 is the leader in cloud security management-as-a-service. Available for the enterprise and hosting providers, Dome9 provides dynamic security policy control for Clouds, Virtual Private Servers (VPS), dedicated servers, and Amazon’s EC2 Security Groups, across all major operating systems and service providers. Its key innovation is the ability to provide secure access leasing – dynamically generated, time-based secure access to cloud servers, which enables customers to close all server administrative ports by default. Dome9 is headquartered in Tel Aviv, Israel, and is venture backed by Opus Capital Ventures. For more information, please visit: http://www.dome9.com/.
About GoGrid Thousands of leading IT experts choose and rely on GoGrid’s Cloud infrastructure services. GoGrid 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.http://www.GoGrid.com
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