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Catbird Releases Catbird For OpenStack

Catbird, a leader in software-defined security, today announced the release of Catbird for OpenStack, a 100% non-intrusive, hypervisor agnostic software solution that enables security policy to move across on- and off-premises infrastructures and across the leading cloud platforms including OpenStack and VMware. With Catbird for OpenStack, users gain consistency of automated policy deployment, monitoring and enforcement across cloud platforms.

OpenStack provides substantial value in terms of agility and cost reductions, however traditional perimeter security models have proven to be inadequate to address undetected risks in an OpenStack environment due to those controls sitting outside of it. As applications move to a virtualized cloud platform, the traditional security perimeter needs to be complemented with security controls wrapped around applications. Such micro-segmentation requires the use of software-based, virtualized security controls deployed within the virtual fabric itself.

“With Catbird for OpenStack, we can now help our customers address security requirements and associated risks of the OpenStack environment, by providing east-west visibility and protection regardless of the OpenStack deployment model such as private, managed, public or hybrid cloud instances,” said Chris Tamblyn, SVP Business Development and Products of Catbird. “Through Catbird for OpenStack, we can successfully move the security perimeter inward, protecting each micro-segment defined in OpenStack through fine-grained policies. In the context of DevOps it allows for putting policy wrappers around workloads at launch, making security an integral part of the process rather than an afterthought or a separate process.”

Catbird’s software suite of products, which includes Catbird Insight and Catbird Secure, provides visibility into and protection of virtual data centers and hybrid cloud environments. Using Catbird Insight’s visualization and analytics capabilities, network, security and cloud staff alike can access real-time or point-in-time information on all virtual data center assets, events, data flows, alerts, and security policy effectiveness. Catbird Secure delivers a flexible platform to ensure that all OpenStack assets receive policy-defined protection from inception to retirement, regardless of owner or datacenter location. In addition to vulnerability management, IDS/IPS, and NetFlow, Catbird delivers innovative advanced network visualization and reporting for top compliance framework criteria.

Catbird for OpenStack is priced on a per host basis and is available immediately. For more information or to request a demonstration, visit

Published Monday, May 18, 2015 9:32 AM by David Marshall
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