News Column

Gartner Labels Adallom a 'Cool Vendor' in Security Infrastructure Protection

May 12, 2014

Software as a Service (SaaS) security company Adallom announced it has been selected by Information technology research and advisory firm Gartner as a "Cool Vendor in Security for Infrastructure Protection."

According to Gartner's report, "The Nexus of Forces -- mobile, social, cloud and big data -- continue to add complexity to a chief information security officer's (CISO's) duties, and are a driver for security and the protection of infrastructure. The cloud's popularity among business leaders and its expanding roster of software as a service (SaaS) applications signify that it is beyond being a game-changing technology now."

In a release, the company said that cloud computing and SaaS offerings are hot technology markets as companies look to shift capital expenditures to strategic business operations. As the market shifts, the traditional definition of enterprise infrastructure is evolving to include the cloud. And as companies move more of their valuable business data into SaaS applications the cloud, concerns over data integrity are on the rise. Named to Network Computing's "12 Hot Security Start-Ups To Watch" list, and winner of numerous awards for innovation in security, Adallom has already made its mark on the Cloud Access Security Broker market.

"SaaS is safe, but the way companies use it is not," said Adallom CEO Assaf Rappaport. "A chain is only as strong as its weakest link, and for SaaS, that link is the gap between the capabilities of enterprise perimeter security controls and the limitations of SaaS provider defenses. Adallom provides visibility and control across that gap and, for many enterprises, it is the last line of defense."

"Cutting edge companies are committed to the cloud as their default service deployment option, and want to enable their employees while still protecting company data. Adallom focuses on areas of critical concern for modern Information Security departments," said Ken Baylor, CSO Pivotal Software Inc.

"We feel Gartner's recognition of our efforts to help secure the enterprise by addressing the SaaS risk factor is yet more confirmation that we're where the market needs us to be," Rappaport added.

((Comments on this story may be sent to

For more stories covering the world of technology, please see HispanicBusiness' Tech Channel

Source: Professional Services Close - Up

Story Tools Facebook Linkedin Twitter RSS Feed Email Alerts & Newsletters