CloudPassage Announces Project Azul

Automated cloud security provider debuts container security solution in addition to Halo product enhancements

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - July 25, 2017) - CloudPassage today announces plans for a broad set of automated compliance and security controls for containers, codename Project Azul, in order to ensure a monitored and secured containerized operating environment for enterprises.

Container adoption at the enterprise level has skyrocketed in recent years due to the ability of containers to provide faster application development and deployment. In the 2017 edition of the Portworx Annual Container Adoption survey, 32 percent of responding companies spent $500,000 or more per year on license and usage fees for container technologies, up from a reported five percent in 2016.

CloudPassage Halo set the standard for cloud workload protection platforms, automating the security of virtual machines (VMs) and hosts across private cloud, public cloud, and data center environments for the Fortune 1000. As part of Project Azul, CloudPassage will provide the same efficient, automated security for VMs, hosts, and containers, allowing enterprises security and visibility from a single platform and agent.

"CloudPassage Halo was purpose-built for highly automated application development and deployment environments," said Jack Marsal, director of product marketing, CloudPassage. "Today, Halo is employed by leading digital enterprises deploying virtual machines across clouds and servers at speed and scale. With the rapid adoption of containers, the need for a single security and compliance platform that can protect both hosts and containers has become a critical ask from our customers."

Unlike other container security products, CloudPassage Project Azul will secure all elements of the container environment: container images, running containers, and the container engine/ host.

Project Azul is currently in beta testing and will be widely available in winter 2017.

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In addition, the automated cloud security provider is also announcing a new release of CloudPassage Halo, the company's award-winning automated cloud workload security platform. The update includes the addition of support for Windows Server 2016, multi-factor authentication (MFA), and enhancements to existing reporting features.

As a result of these updates, Halo users can now:

  • Leverage industry leading software vulnerability detection on Windows Server 2016
  • Assess compliance with the CIS Benchmark for Windows Server 2016
  • Obtain inventories of software, processes and user accounts on Windows Server 2016
  • Detect unintended filesystem and registry changes as well as unauthorized user behavior on Windows Server 2016
  • Enroll a one time password authentication factor using any mobile authentication app that supports time-based one time passwords (TOTP), including Duo Security, Google Authenticator, Authy, and others
  • View the overall state of CVE assessment, top CVEs to address, top vulnerable servers, and moreSchedule reports to run at a specific time and on a recurring basisDemonstrate to auditors that they have a disciplined security program

About CloudPassage

CloudPassage® Halo® is the world's leading workload security automation platform that provides universal visibility and continuous protection for servers in any combination of data centers, private clouds and public clouds. The Halo platform is delivered as a service, so it deploys in minutes and scales on-demand. Halo uses minimal system resources; so layered security can be deployed where it counts, right at every workload -- servers, instances and containers. CloudPassage was the first company to obtain a U.S. patent for universal cloud infrastructure security and has been a leading innovator in cloud security automation and compliance monitoring for high-performance application development and deployment environments.

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