As renowned American businessman, Lowell McAdam quotes, “Cloud computing is the third wave of the digital revolution.” Beyond any doubt, the intergalactic computer network now coined as Cloud Computing, has shaken up the IT enterprise and supplier landscape. Over the last decade, Cloud has been converted from something that needs to be adopted by businesses into becoming the technological WBCs, that is dominating the modern industrial sectors.
CloudPassage, Inc., is one of the fastest growing company, offering innovative & trouble shooting solutions on the front lines of cloud computing & security. Founded in 2010, the cloud solutions provider company was the first to obtain a U.S. patent for universal cloud infrastructure security and has been a leading innovator in cloud security automation and compliance monitoring for high-performance application development and deployment environments. CloudPassage Halo® is an award-winning workload security automation platform, that provides universal visibility and continuous protection for servers in any combination of data centers, private/public clouds and containers.
CloudPassage has been backed by some of the leading venture firms in the world, including Benchmark Capital, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Musea Ventures, Tenaya Capital, Shasta Ventures and Meritech Capital. It is a certified partner with all the top cloud service providers, including Amazon Web Services, IBM (Softlayer), Microsoft Azure, Rackspace and others.
The Go-Getter & Innovator
Carson Sweet is the Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer of CloudPassage, Inc. He is a firefighter and Army veteran, with intense passion for cybersecurity and its resulting impact on society.
Sweet’s information security career has spanned nearly two decades and includes a broad range of entrepreneurial, management and hands-on technology experience. As a senior information security strategy and technology consultant, he has created and implemented groundbreaking security solutions across a range of industries and public sectors. Prior to co-founding CloudPassage, he served as RSA’s principal solutions architect for the financial services sector, where he specifically focused on virtualization & cloud security, Internet application controls, data protection and anti-fraud.
He formerly served as founding CSO for GlobalNetXchange (now Agentrics) and chief technology officer for the Investor Responsibility Research Center (now the RiskMetrics Group). He also founded security consulting and managed services lines of business for RPM Consulting (acquired by Computer Horizons Corporation), TimeBridge Technologies (acquired by Dimension Data) and Security Methods.
Leveraging Unique Cloud Solutions
Currently, CloudPassage’s Halo platform, which includes Container Secure and Server Secure, is the only solution that allows enterprises to secure assets like servers, cloud instances, containers and artifact registries using a single platform, regardless of asset location. World class organizations are using Halo, to protect their businesses in a way that embraces speed, flexibility and all the other benefits of modern compute models.
CloudPassage Halo has set the standard for cloud workload protection platforms, automating the security of virtual machines (VMs) and hosts across private cloud, public cloud, and data center environments for the Fortune 1000. With container secure, CloudPassage now provides the same automated and efficient security for the container ecosystem, delivering visibility, security, and compliance across hosts, VMs, and containers with a single platform and agent.
Offering Best Customer Experience
CloudPassage satisfies clients’ needs in a variety of ways. For example, Centrify needed to integrate security into their DevOps process, so vulnerability assessments could be evaluated prior to placing upgrades into production. Centrify also needed to prepare for the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) and the Service Organization Control (SOC 2) compliance audits.
Xero chose CloudPassage Halo to protect their workloads running in AWS EC2 and to help them meet compliance requirements. They chose Halo because the product was highly automated, integrated with their rapid DevOps production pipeline, and provided a broad range of important security controls.
Key Reasons behind the Roaring Success of CloudPassage
CloudPassage enables visibility & protection through Cloud workload security. With highly skilled team members and creative management, the cloud solutions provider company has overall, rapidly developed the cloud platforms on hybrid as well as public domains. In addition, CloudPassage during the initial phase, adopted DevOps as an application development model and software containers. These technological advancements by CloudPassage, have ceased the velocity and effectiveness of hackers in breaking conventional security systems and protections, resulting in building a strong and successful Cloud solutions proving company.
Recent Security Visibility & Protection Challenges
Until now, to protect an enterprise’s most prominent applications has meant to hosting them in a siloed infrastructure with network perimeter security around it. However in the cloud, this approach is flawed at best, and dangerous at worst. In a shared infrastructure, it becomes a tideous process to secure each host and cloud resource for user applications. A manual security approach that is bolted on at the end of the deployment cycle, while appropriate for legacy apps in data center, will not be able to keep up with modern applications running on modern infrastructure or the DevOps teams charged with their creation, care, and feeding. The combination of a new and expanded attack surface, the change rate inherent in the application development, deployment, and environment, and the lack of a dedicated and parameterized infrastructure causes new compliance challenges, that one will have to adapt to. Nevertheless, the team at CloudPassage, is laboriously working behind R&D to be able to lead the front new developments.