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vArmour Partners With Hewlett Packard Enterprise to Simplify and Secure the On-Demand Data Center
vArmour, the data center and cloud security company, and leader in application-aware micro-segmentation with advanced security analytics, today announced a partnership with Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) to simplify and secure the on-demand data center to match the speed today's digital enterprise demands. Within one system, vArmour helps organizations improve their overall security posture by reducing attack surfaces with segmentation of an organization's most sensitive assets (i.e. healthcare and financial records), by detecting malicious application or user behaviors, and by responding to incidents in real-time, whether they require containment or forensic investigation. Through the partnership, the software-based vArmour DSS Distributed Security System will provide proven rapid threat visibility and remediation when deployed on HPE Hyper-converged platforms.

Quickly and easily detecting and remediating cyber-attacks is critical to minimizing the financial impact of a breach. Forbes states that the cost of data breaches will go from $500 billion today to $2 trillion by 2019* and according to a 2015 Ponemon Institute report** time to identify and contain a data breach affects the cost, with the most costly malicious attacks taking an average of 256 days to find. At the same time, IT organizations are being forced to increase resource deployment speeds to meet the demands of the digital business, driving the adoption of new technologies such as hyper-converged platforms. Organizations need a simple way to quickly deploy and manage secure infrastructure.

"The pace of IT has never moved faster, and advanced cyber attackers move faster still," said Johan Hybinette, CISO at HOSTING. "The partnership between HPE and vArmour further enables HOSTING to mitigate threats across all leading platforms and every type of cloud infrastructure. Deployment is simple, micro-segmenting applications is easy, and we now have more visibility and control over our IT infrastructure than ever before."

Securing the Enterprise Cloud, and Fast

Application traffic flowing inside virtualized and cloud data centers is a blind spot for many enterprises, and there has not been a simple way to reliably feed this application-layer activity to Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) platforms for correlation and response to incidents. With this partnership, vArmour DSS will address this challenge with industry-leading SIEM platform, HPE ArcSight ESM, which collects, correlates and reports on enterprise-wide security events to enable detection of unusual or unauthorized activities in real time, to identify advanced persistent threats (APTs). With vArmour DSS, it will be easy for users of HPE ArcSight ESM to gain visibility into application communications from every workload across public and private clouds. In addition, organizations will be able to respond in real time to APTs that are identified by HPE ArcSight ESM by making policy changes using vArmour's application-aware micro-segmentation -- stopping an attack.

"Building simple and secure data centers on-demand requires rethinking the traditional enterprise infrastructure model that is typically slowed down by siloed security tools and provisioning times," said Keith Stewart, vice president of business development for vArmour. "vArmour and HPE are working together to make it easy for organizations to deploy infrastructure that's secure from the start, and that stays secure in the face of cyber-attacks."

Making Hyper-converged Infrastructure Hyper-Secure

vArmour's validated design for vArmour DSS on the HPE Hyper-converged platforms makes it fast and easy to add security to these platforms and the applications they run. With this validation, organizations can deploy vArmour security at the speed of HPE software-defined storage and compute resources and also segment their most sensitive assets -- from personal information to credit card numbers -- on the same, shared infrastructure pool. The combined solution improves organizations' overall security posture with the ability to visualize real-time traffic of any application or workload to detect and remediate potential threats, as well as gain greater awareness of infrastructure utilization -- all from a single system.

"As hyper-converged becomes a platform enterprises and ROBO (Remote Office and Remote Businesses) are using today, it's imperative that security is not an afterthought, but is built in at every level," said Manoj Nair, vice president of Product Management, Converged Systems for HPE. "With vArmour DSS leveraging HPE's robust Hyper-converged platform with StoreVirtual technology, customers can quickly and easily visualize workload-level threats and act on them decisively."

Together, vArmour DSS, HPE ArcSight ESM, and HPE hyper-converged platforms make it easy to deploy simple and secure infrastructure at the speed that business and cybercrime defense demands.

Published Wednesday, February 24, 2016 5:14 PM by David Marshall
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