To enable cloud computing providers deliver security, compliance policy monitoring and enforcement
Catbird has launched new vSecurity Cloud Edition, designed specifically to enable both public and private cloud computing providers to instantly deliver SOX, PCI, HIPAA, FISMA, COBIT, DIACAP and other regulatory-based security and compliance policy monitoring and enforcement.
The company said that the new offering covers all seven control areas including auditing, inventory management, configuration management, change management, access control, vulnerability management and incident response to meet the requirements of cloud providers.
Catbird said that the new vSecurity Cloud Edition, which is suitable for both public and private clouds, features a service-oriented architecture that incorporates stateless agents reporting to a separate command centre. Full integration with ESX 3.X, vSphere 4.x and up and Citrix XenServer enables deployment in cross-platform environments. It allows cloud providers to add clouds to existing infrastructure, without additional investment in security and compliance.
According to Catbird, the vSecurity Cloud Edition provides 24×7 vulnerability management with a fully compliant scanner to provide an accurate assessment of known defects against a specific and customisable compliance framework; NAC-based enforcement for continuous monitoring of the virtual machine population, real-time inventory management, and real-time VM catalog and virtual machine sprawl prevention.
In addition, the vSecurity Cloud Edition offers a multi-tenant management portal that provides compliance intelligence aggregation, management and reporting across physical, virtual, private and public clouds from a single dashboard, while ensuring the privacy of customer or departmental data.
Catbird is a virtualisation security product offered by Amazon Web Services’ Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) web service, which provides instantly-scalable cloud-based computing capacity to meet evolving enterprise needs. Customers of Amazon’s EC2 now have the option of adding automated, continuous vulnerability monitoring to their Amazon Machine Image with Catbird’s vSecurity Cloud Edition.
Edmundo Costa, COO of Catbird, said: “Compliance workflow and reporting is the money report of cloud computing, and Catbird delivers. Everyday, cloud providers face customers who demand documented privacy, security and compliance before they’ll commit to cloud-based deployments. vSecurity Cloud Edition delivers the information with a compliance workflow based on comprehensive security controls, empowering customers to embrace cloud-based infrastructure.”