MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 01/29/13 -- NetCitadel, Inc., a pioneer in technology/">Security Orchestration and the first company to centralize network security intelligence across a variety of networking environments and vendors' equipment, today formally launched to give customers the ability to consistently and accurately adapt network security policies to the constant changes inherent in cloud and virtualization environments, resulting in a dramatic improvement in network protection.
NetCitadel's unique approach adds intelligence to existing security infrastructure by providing dynamic, context-driven updates to security devices in response to changes in the network. Instead of the current manual, error-prone change processes, NetCitadel integrates information from cloud and virtualization environments so customers can reduce their security risk exposure while improving operational efficiencies and response times. And, because NetCitadel's solutions integrate with existing security infrastructure, customers can expect a substantial improvement in security device ROI. With this launch, the company is laying the technology foundation for a suite of technology/">Software Defined Security solutions.
"The ability to consistently enforce security across cloud environments and virtual datacenters is the most critical remaining barrier to enterprise adoption of these technologies," said Krishna "Kittu" Kolluri, a general partner at New Enterprise Associates (NEA) who serves on NetCitadel's Board of Directors. "NetCitadel's patent-pending innovations ensure that accurate security policies and controls are enforced across dynamic environments and heterogeneous systems. They have a stellar team in place and are tackling a big market opportunity. NEA is excited to partner with NetCitadel as they bring security orchestration to the enterprise."
With today's company launch, NetCitadel also announced its OneControl product that makes network security infrastructure agile by bridging the gaps in today's cloud, virtual and physical environments. See accompanying product launch announcement issued by NetCitadel today at: http://www.netcitadel.com/news-events/press-releases/product-launch-130129/
According to Gartner, "(With) cloud computing, cost was the initial driver. Now it's agility." (1) IT departments are being challenged with delivering agility, security and compliance in increasingly dynamic data centers and networking environments that include virtualization and cloud. Until today, IT security teams relied on manual change processes that are time-consuming, static, and susceptible to human errors; and fail to enforce consistent policies across dynamic and heterogeneous cloud, virtual and physical environments -- all resulting in costly delays, downtime and security exposure. With today's launch, enterprises can confidently respond to changing business needs, including accelerated expansion to virtual and cloud environments, with centralized security intelligence that dynamically adapts to network changes. This results in an accurate, context-aware security infrastructure that is dynamically synchronized with the latest network state, enabling organizations to securely take advantage of the agility that virtualization and the cloud have to offer.
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