FortyCloud, a pioneer in network security As-a-service for the cloud, has announced its integration with the Microsoft Azure Marketplace. This allows Microsoft Azure users to launch the FortyCloud service directly from the cloud marketplace and enhance the security of their cloud deployment.
The FortyCloud solution bundles core network security components into a single, integrated product delivered in a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) model. By utilizing FortyCloud’s “flexible, end-to-end” solution, Azure users can build their network security solution over any number of data centers and in any topology.
FortyCloud’s Cloud Infrastructure Security Broker (CISB) solution is comprised of four layers:
- Secure network layer provided by the FortyCloud software elements including firewall, identity and access management, VPN connectivity and more.
- Abstraction layer unifying multiple cloud platforms to allow single policy language and ubiquitous network security capabilities.
- Automation and orchestration layer providing flow-through configuration of the entire cloud deployment using policies and APIs as well as auto-discovery and auto-configuration of cloud resources.
- Network visibility layer providing real-time view of the cloud deployment, collection of events, alerts generation and integration with external SIEM (security information and event management) and IDS (intrusion detection system) solutions.
The FortyCloud solution can be added to existing Microsoft Azure deployments, with any VNet setup and of any scale. It can be deployed on Azure as well as on other private or public cloud platforms. Microsoft Azure users are provided with a 30-day trial period in which they can receive free training and consulting from the FortyCloud cloud experts, and also test-drive the FortyCloud solution.
“Many enterprises are choosing Microsoft Azure as their strategic cloud platform,” said Amit Cohen, CEO of FortyCloud. “At ForyCloud, we aim to make network security available at a mouse-click, and it was therefore important for us to integrate with the Microsoft Azure Marketplace. Microsoft Azure users can now take advantage of our Cloud Infrastructure Security Broker solution to enhance, automate and scale network security in the cloud.”
“Enhanced security is a priority for many of our customers,” said Nicole Herskowitz, senior director of product marketing, Microsoft Azure. “We’re thrilled to be working with FortyCloud to help deliver a comprehensive, agile security platform to customers.”