PLUMgrid Launches CloudSecure to Secure Containers, OpenStack Clouds

The software is designed to provide segmentation, multi-tenancy, security and analytics.

August 22, 2016

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SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- PLUMgrid, a leader of secure and scalable SDN and NFV solutions for containers and OpenStack® clouds, announced CloudSecure with the upcoming release of PLUMgrid Open Networking Suite (ONS) 6.0 and CloudApex 2.0 to deliver a comprehensive security solution. Building on its micro-segmentation and security service insertion technologies, PLUMgrid re-enforced its security solution with new policy-based virtual tap, monitoring and visualization of security policies, and an ecosystem of security offerings including Intel’s Open Security Controller, Fortinet Fortigate NGFW, Check Point security solutions and Rackspace Private Cloud.

As applications are increasingly developed, tested and deployed on ephemeral infrastructure such as containers and virtual machines, the need for segmentation, multi-tenancy, security, and analytics has become crucial to ensure environments are constantly protected and compliant. CloudSecure helps PLUMgrid customers micro-segment workloads, isolate tenant traffic to contain attacks, protect applications, deploy virtual tap at scale without hardware devices, and monitor virtual networks to minimize the attack surface for software-defined data centers running private, public, or hybrid clouds.

"As network traffic patterns in data centers change, getting visibility, applying appropriate policies, third party integration, and using good operational tools for security becomes ever more important." said Dan Conde, analyst at Enterprise Strategy Group. "PLUMgrid's investment in core technologies for network virtualization such as virtual domains and IO Visor is paying off as it delivers applications and solutions such as security, taps, service insertion and analytics atop their platform in efficient and integrated ways from themselves alongside their partners."

Virtual networks connect hundreds or thousands of ephemeral containers per day on any given server to other containers, virtual machines (VMs), applications, workloads and microservices. Today’s virtual networks may span intra- or inter-data center connections across hybrid or multi-clouds, generating significantly more north-south, east-west, and intra-host traffic that need to be secured with consistent policies.

Growing endpoints and traffic flows increase exposure to attacks that cannot be prevented with perimeter-based security or appliance-based firewalls. PLUMgrid designed CloudSecure precisely to protect this type of ephemeral infrastructure from malware, and its micro-segmented Virtual Domains contain and isolate any potential breaches from spreading to the larger environment.

PlumGrid Inc.

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