California-based PLUMgrid that develops and sells network infrastructure software solutions
for OpenStack based private and public clouds has introduced two new products, PLUMgrid Open Networking Suite
(ONS) 6.0 and PLUMgrid CloudApex
. Both the products are under the company’s CloudSecure Solution suite and are aimed at providing a wide range of security solutions to enterprises. PLUMgrid claims that its CloudSecure solution takes aim squarely at the challenges of companies risking obsolescence and removes the burden of building and operating a Cloud that is secure by design.
How does it work?
The solution provides security engineers and Cloud administrators with a set of tools that examine whether correct policy is applied to new services at launch, and that security policy follows instances wherever they go, even across security boundaries. CloudSecure offers its customers a micro-segmentation model to channelize workflow, protect applications and 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.
PLUMgrid Open Networking Suite (ONS) 6.0
It helps enterprises and service providers operationalize their OpenStack and Container cloud’s SDN deployments. It is built on PLUMgrid Platform and IO Visor technology
which claims to reduce the deployment time of OpenStack cloud and allows user to create private Virtual Domains for applications and projects. The company states that the product also streamlines ongoing operations with built-in monitoring, analytics and troubleshooting tools. The solution is secured as it provides end-to-end encryption within Virtual Domains
and meets the compliance requirements. It also addresses customer requirements when it comes to scalability, performance and automation for managing cloud at each stage of its lifecycle.
Larry Lang, CEO, PLUMgrid stated that the data centers are increasingly built on ephemeral infrastructure that only lasts for hours or days, instead of months or years. CloudSecure provides significant protection for increasingly ephemeral, multi-directional traffic flows in container and OpenStack Clouds.
Combining it with CloudApex’s simplified visualizations that make it easy to monitor and diagnose breaches, enabling our customers to benefit from the agility and flexibility of these technologies without having to struggle to secure the network infrastructure.
This solution goes hand in hand with PLUMgrid ONS in order to display real-time position of physical and virtual resources in OpenStack and Container clouds. CloudApex quickens network deployment and streamlines the regular operations and reduces the production downtime. The company claims that the solution is intuitive and simple as it correlates between virtual and physical resources. It effectively tracks and diagnose the fault with configurable customized resource view.
PLUMgrid CloudSecure is preferably designed for financial institutions, retailers and government agencies that needs high security when it comes to their data and require customization of purpose-built cloud environments to take advantage of the benefits of the latest cloud technologies. PLUMgrid’s ecosystem of security offerings include Intel’s Open Security Controller, Fortinet Fortigate NGFW, Check Point security solutions and Rackspace Private Cloud.