Skyport Announces Self-Service Security Policy Capabilities Delivering the Industry’s First Agile, DevOps Friendly Perimeter for the Hybrid Enterprise

Skyport Changes the Approach to Perimeter Security by Eliminating the Complexities and Operational Risks of Managing Network Perimeter Policies for Hybrid Cloud Applications

LAS VEGAS--()--Skyport Systems, a leading secure hyperconverged infrastructure provider for the hybrid enterprise, announced today at the Black Hat USA 2017 conference the release of new self-service capabilities aimed at increasing the security and agility of hybrid cloud application deployments across the enterprise. These new capabilities for Skyport’s signature SkySecure system will reduce the growing burden on IT departments by providing users with a set of self-service application deployment, policy management, and troubleshooting tools.

Applications built for SaaS and hybrid cloud deployments leverage application gateways in order to manage the required connections. Deploying these gateways correctly in what networking teams call the DMZ – the secure zone – at the edge of the network requires a lot of coordination between application developers, business owners and the network operations teams to manage all of the complexity of the changes. This complexity slows down the agility of the organization.

Skyport simplifies the deployment and policy configurations required to run and secure these gateways, radically improving the agility of the business teams while simultaneously reducing the security risk. Skyport’s new self-service capability enables the networking teams to safely delegate the gateway deployment, as well as the configuration of policies, to the application owners.

Skyport’s unique architecture ensures that any changes made will only impact a single gateway, eliminating the danger of change-based outages. This new approach eliminates the need for costly change control meetings and lengthy firewall policy testing, which saves organizations time and money. Skyport helps put agility in the hands of application owners, while still maintaining centralized control and visibility.

“IT needs to be able to deliver on business demands and manage security concerns in real time, but there is often a gap between the two,” said Art Gilliland, CEO of Skyport Systems. “Relying on an old-school firewall to protect application owners from exposing the organization to risk doesn’t work. Skyport delivers a cloud-like experience that provides application owners with the guardrails necessary to deploy fast and fail safe, while reducing the need for troubleshooting and the possibility of breaking the entire network.”

With self-service, Skyport is providing users with role-based access and enhanced entitlement scale that will allow the DevOps teams the flexibility that they need to move fast, but also provide the centralized security and visibility that the organization needs to stay safe. Using the SkySecure system, security is built directly into the compute infrastructure, allowing critical applications and exposed edge workloads to execute securely. This eliminates the bottlenecks caused by firewalls that restrict the flow of applications from cloud to on premise, and back again.

To learn more about the future of enterprise security beyond the firewall, the company will be presenting on July 26th at the annual Black Hat USA 2017 conference in Las Vegas at the following sessions:

  • Cloud Killed the Firewall – presented by Skyport’s Michael Beesley, Founder and Chief Technology Officer; and Dan Backman, Director of Technical Marketing
  • Assume Breach. Yes. Always. – presented by Dan Backman, Director of Technical Marketing; and Stacy Studstill, Cybersecurity Technologist and Researcher, Microsoft

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About Skyport Systems

Skyport Systems helps innovative companies gain the control and confidence to securely run their critical applications. The company offers the award-winning SkySecure, the industry’s first hyperconverged system that simplifies the deployment, management and security of today’s complex data center. With security built-in from the ground up, SkySecure offers assurance protection of an on-premises solution with the flexibility and agility of a fully managed cloud-based infrastructure. By combining compute, virtualization, networking and storage onto a single platform, IT departments can streamline and automate their daily operations and maintenance that saves time and resources, without sacrificing security or performance. Headquartered in Mountain View, Calif. Skyport is funded by Cisco Ventures, Index Ventures, Intel Capital, Google Ventures, and Sutter Hill Ventures. For more information, visit

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Speakeasy Strategies for Skyport Systems, Inc.
Chad Torbin, 415-548-6536


Speakeasy Strategies for Skyport Systems, Inc.
Chad Torbin, 415-548-6536