SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ShieldX Networks today announced it has been named a “Vendor to Watch” by respected independent analyst firm Enterprise Management Associates (EMA).
In recognizing ShieldX with this prestigious designation, EMA cited APEIRO platform’s ability to support full-stack security controls and consistent policy enforcement across multiple cloud environments, noting, “What sets it apart from its rivals is the breadth of security controls the APEIRO platform provides, and APEIRO’s quick deployment.”
EMA’s in-depth Vendor to Watch brief on ShieldX is available for download here.
As cloud adoption increases so do the concerns over cloud security and the potential for data loss or leakage. Many IT security teams are finding that traditional security products don’t work in the cloud. As EMA notes:
The road to securing virtual workloads in the cloud against known and zero-day malware is littered with less than successful approaches. Hairpinning traffic from one virtual machine to another through an external physical appliance for inspection is cumbersome, expensive, and slow. Anti-malware agents installed in virtual machines take up precious memory and CPU. While network virtualization can help reduce the potential attack surface in the flat networks used in virtualized data centers, it does not provide protection against the full gamut of malware techniques.
With APEIRO, organizations can overcome these cloud security pitfalls by implementing microsegmentation with deep packet inspection and full stack perimeter defenses built to meet the specific demands of cloud environments and virtualized data centers. APEIRO self-provisions a comprehensive security stack that autonomously right-sizes and reacts at cloud-speed. These capabilities help protect enterprises against the new vector of cloud-based attacks, such as crypto-jacking, cross workload, cross cloud and more.
“Last year, 90 percent of cybersecurity professionals responding to a LinkedIn Information Security Community survey revealed they are concerned about cloud security. Eighty-four percent of respondents said that traditional security products either don’t work in the cloud or are of limited use,” said Paula Musich, Research Director of Enterprise Management Associates. “At the same time, APEIRO’s flexible architecture and ability to maintain consistent policy enforcement across multiple cloud environments dovetails nicely with a trend among enterprises to adopt a multi-cloud strategy.”
"Traditional network security solutions weren’t designed to meet the unique demands of the cloud and virtualized data centers, at least not in a way that is economically feasible," said Dr. Ratinder Ahuja, ShieldX founder and CEO. "EMA’s Vendor to Watch designation is further validation of our technology and vision of delivering cloud generation security that meets the situational awareness, full-stack security and scalability demands of our customers like Alaska Airlines in the U.S. and Park Holidays in the U.K.”
ShieldX APEIRO platform continuously discovers and catalogs assets across cloud environments and within virtualized data centers. Then, using machine learning, ShieldX leverages internal and external intelligence to automatically define and implement security policies at the perimeter and within the data center. By integrating directly with cloud orchestration engines, ShieldX automatically inserts security controls via microservices. Enterprises implement and apply a consistent set of security controls including firewall, IPS, DLP, TAP, TLS and more.
Recognition from EMA is the latest accolade ShieldX has received in recent months of momentum and milestones following the company’s selection as a RSA Innovation Sandbox finalist and a strategic round of Series B funding from marquee investors including Ashar Aziz, Dimension Data and Symantec Ventures, Aspect Ventures, Bain Capital Ventures and FireEye.
ShieldX is reinventing cloud security to better protect organizations against cyber threats — regardless of where sensitive data resides or how it moves across public, private or multi-cloud environments. Organizations like Alaska Airlines, Park Holidays and Iowa State University are using APEIRO to scale security and micro-segmentation on demand, support business innovation, meet compliance requirements and protect against the latest cyberattacks. Since its public launch in 2017, the company has won industry recognition as a Gartner Cool Vendor in Cloud Security, RSAC Innovation Sandbox 2018 Finalist, SC Magazine Awards finalist, Cloud Awards finalist and winner of Infosecurity PG Awards “Security innovation of the Year.” Based in San Jose, CA, ShieldX was founded in 2015 and is privately funded through Series B. Visit us at ShieldX.com and Twitter @shieldxnetworks.