Cloud security company HyTrust announced today that it updated the capabilities for its workload security platform to support organizations that use virtualized, public, private, or multi-cloud environments such as those offered by Amazon Web Services (AWS), IBM, Microsoft, Nutanix, and VMware.
CloudControl provides users with forensics and policy enforcement in VMware environments, allowing organizations to automate security and compliance requirements mandated by a range of industry standards including PCI-DSS, Hipaa, NIST, and SOX.
“More and more you’ll find that customers want a multi-cloud strategy but with the freedom of choice, and they all want security policies to move with those workloads,” says Eric Chiu, co-founder and CEO of HyTrust.
The new features that are available in HyTrust CloudControl 5.0 include: new security dashboards, which provide analysis and trends of user access, compliance, and protection of resources; enhanced logging functionality including heat maps, configuration chances, snapshot views, and simplified formatting of log data; secondary workflow approvals of VMware’s NSX; and extended capabilities for NSX REST APIs.
CloudControl 5.0 also enforces policy infrastructure specific to each country’s geography and can enforce these boundaries down to the system’s hardware, Chiu says.
HyTrust’s workload security platform allows organizations to take advantage of software-defined data centers (SDDC) and multi-cloud environments by deploying SDDC security controls and encryption with management across leading cloud platforms.
What differentiates HyTrust from other cloud security companies, Chiu claims, is that it not only focuses on protecting cloud infrastructure across multiple platforms but also protects the data within the infrastructure via DataControl.
The original version of CloudControl was released in late 2009 and has undergone 10 major updates (including this one) since its release. Its customers include Mastercard, Visa, United Health Group, and various government agencies, Chiu says.