Policy control and enforcement in the cloud
Virtualization has fundamentally changed IT infrastructure, yet policy and compliance has largely remained static, a dusty three-ring binder in a world of big data. Catbird’s innovative policy engine makes policy and compliance an active participant in the cloud and virtual infrastructure fabric, empowering organizations to leverage these dynamic architectures without compromising security and compliance posture.
Named as one of the RSA 2014 Top 10 Security Companies to Watch, Catbird is the winner of the Virtualization Review ISV Product of the Year 2012, Security Category; SC Magazine Virtualization Security Product of the Year 2011; Gartner Cool Vendor 2011; and a VMworld 2010 Finalist, Security and Virtualization. Catbird is headquartered in Scotts Valley, California with a Federal Office in Virginia and global offices in Europe and Asia.
As virtualization adoption expands to include the network layer, organizations still need to enforce the same security, compliance, and governance policies that they do in traditional compute and network environments. This creates a challenge for the traditional perimeter model. Network Function Virtualization (NFV) and SDN introduce the separation of the data plane from the control plane. Perimeter controls also sit outside the virtual fabric, which prevents them from visualizing and securing traffic between virtual machines (the so-called east-west traffic). With security threats on the rise and attack techniques becoming more and more sophisticated, securing your virtual infrastructure from within has become a requirement.
Catbird® is a pioneer and leader in software-defined security for virtual infrastructure. Catbird’s software suite of products was designed from the ground up to provide visibility into and protection of private clouds and virtual Data Centers, and is available for both VMware and OpenStack.