As enterprises continue to adopt cloud-based solutions for enterprise information management, cloud security vendors are playing an increasingly important role in IT security.
While the cloud offers significant benefits in cost reductions, scalability and efficient use of resources, security concerns have prevented many enterprises from taking full advantage of everything cloud had to offer. But cloud security vendors and world-class cloud security services have demonstrated that the cloud can often be equally or more secure than on-premise infrastructure
The Top 10 Cloud Security Vendors:
Qualys arms cloud providers with its next-generation Security-as-a-Service platform that takes the compliance and threat defense built into its QualysGuard portfolio of security solutions and puts a cloud spin on it. And Qualys said more cloud security plays are coming.
CloudPassage came out of the gate with products to manage cloud security and defend cloud servers. The Halo SVM and Halo Firewall perform server exposure assessments, monitor configuration compliance and provide network access control to secure public and hybrid cloud servers.
Webroot pulls out all the stops when it comes to cloud security, wheeling and dealing with a Web Security Service, E-mail Security Service and E-mail Archiving Service, all in the cloud and all with no software or hardware required for protection.
Security and DLP in the cloud is no easy feat, but Awareness Technologies has brought its SaaS-based DLP model to the channel and in just a short time has amassed a small army of channel partners ready to do DLP in the cloud.
With its cloud-based Reputation Enabled Defense suite of security services, WatchGuard vaulted into the cloud to provide Web security. The services, coupled with the XTM and XCS security appliances, provide protection from viruses, malware, spyware and other Web threats.
Calling itself “the cloud security company,” Symplified offers a unified access management system built for cloud architectures of SaaS and integrates into existing infrastructure with the cloud to streamline management, reduce costs and boost security.
Now owned by Intel, McAfee has been a proponent of the cloud with its suite of security offerings. McAfee’s cloud security approach is to offer security for, in and from the cloud, and the security giant has products and services to hit each one