GuardiCore Centra Security Platform Reduces Compliance Risks, Enforces Security Policies Within Containerized Applications and Workloads
GuardiCore is featured in SC Magazine Industry Innovators 2017 – Virtualization and Cloud-Based Security. Last year SC Magazine said GuardiCore “… was founded with the vision that security for the data center needs to not only be able to keep up with the rate of constant change, but also be able to close the gap between traditional security technology and a sophisticated threat actor’s ingenuity.” This year GuardiCore is taking this notion to the next level by moving to the next generation of cloud application technology: micro-segmentation. This technique provides better detection because it provides better visibility.
The Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) continues to gain popularity among our customers due to its many advantages and benefits when deployed within the modern data center infrastructure. However, those deployments lack some of the capabilities that are needed to address the threats that are introduced when moving away from hardware desktops to a virtual environment. Thus, many organizations are still hesitating about VDI in view of security concerns, especially due to the increased attack surface and the fact that endpoint devices, which are vulnerable by nature, share compute resources with the organization’s most critical and important servers inside the data center.
CSO Online takes a look at the GuardiCore Centra Security Platform in this product review. Says CSO Online: “The GuardiCore Centra solution offers one of the most efficient ways to begin implementing powerful security using micro segmentation. The fact that it is so easy to use, reasonably priced, and can be dropped into any physical or virtual environment is just icing on the cake for this impressive security toolset.”
As true believers in collaboration in the cyber industry, we continue to open a window to our interesting projects. We hope it will benefit the community and encourage others to do the same. Several months ago we published the source code for our Infection Monkey project and today we are revealing how we built our Windows Agent to support GuardiCore Reveal, the data center and cloud visibility and segmentation policy component of our flagship product, GuardiCore Centra.
Earlier this month, Amazon announced a long awaited feature – IPv6 support for EC2 instances! Amazon is the first of the three big public cloud providers (together with Microsoft and Google) to offer direct, all-the-way-to-the-instance IPv6 connectivity.
IPv6 makes life easier for AWS deployments. Unlike IPv4 addresses, which are split to private and public ones with a NAT in between, each EC2 instance has only a single, internet routable IPv6 address. No NATs, no complex networking setups – One Address To Rule Them All. This greatly simplifies network deployments, while maintaining the ability to build more complex structures. Amazon also provides a simple way to turn IPv6 addresses to “private only” with an egress-only Internet gateway.
Needless to say, GuardiCore Reveal supports IPv6 out of the box.
The digital business era has brought with it a number of new tools and technologies, such as software-defined networking (SDN), Internet of Things (IoT), mobility and the cloud. These innovations enable businesses to increase their level of dynamism and be more distributed, but they also increase the complexity of securing the business. Old-school security methods and tools do not work in an environment where the perimeter is eroding and resources are becoming more virtual and cloud-centric.
GuardiCore Reveal lets security teams discover, monitor and visualize activity inside the data center, as well as control traffic through micro-segmentation policies.
Server and network virtualization, combined with ever-increasing traffic, network speed and server density have created a visibility gap. Administrators simply cannot “see” what is going on deep in their data centers and sophisticated attackers can go undetected for extended periods of time. GuardiCore VP of Marketing Dave Burton explores this issue in this article published in Data Center Dynamics.
New Chief Financial Officer Yaron Bartov and Vice President of Sales Nathan Perdue Bring Deep Industry Experience to Rapidly Growing Data Center Security Innovator
San Francisco, CA and Tel Aviv, Israel – GuardiCore, a leader in internal data center security and breach detection, today announced the appointment of Yaron Bartov as chief financial officer and Nathan Perdue as vice president of sales, North America. The additions augment the company’s already-impressive management team, providing additional expertise and leadership capable of supporting the company’s growth being fueled by the need for enhanced data center security.
Last week we attended the Check Point CPX2016 conference in Chicago. We talked to a lot of interesting people including network administrators, security team members & CISOs, each one with his or her own story and pain points. We’ve had fascinating conversations, about floating data centers, securing law firm applications and the usual woes of developers on security teams (and the other way around).