Telstra, Australia’s largest telecommunications and media company, has partnered with data center and cloud security company, vArmour to address customers’ key security and compliance requirements in moving application workloads to distributed multi-cloud environments.
The partnership will focus on secured containerized application delivery and deployments for hybrid cloud and Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) environments, enabling even the most security conscious organizations to embrace DevOps, containerization and micro-services “in a secure and compliant way.”
The partnership embeds additional security into the fabric of Telstra’s network, cloud and container architecture, enabling policy-driven automated security and accelerated application delivery. This built-in container security model, with its inherent isolation of computing resources and maintaining a clear trail of image repositories for provenance, would serve as an ideal tool for highly regulated environments that are required to both closely control their systems and report on controls for compliance.
“Telstra is very focused on reducing the cost and complexity of building, deploying and maintaining secure applications,” said Jim Fagan, director of global platforms at Telstra. “By leveraging our innovation in programmable networking, multi-cloud management and security services, we want to inspire our Australian and global customers to approach their digital transformation initiatives with the agility afforded by DevOps and container-based application deployment, along with the confidence of an additional layer of security automation and orchestration. This strategic partnership with vArmour will play a key role in making that happen.”
Based in Mountain View, CA, vArmour was founded in 2011 and is backed by top investors including Highland Capital Partners, Menlo Ventures, Columbus Nova Technology Partners, Work-Bench Ventures, Allegis Capital, Redline Capital, and Telstra. The vArmour DSS Distributed Security System is deployed across the world’s largest banks, telecom service providers, government agencies, healthcare providers, and retailers.
“Our partnership with Telstra capitalizes on a significant vArmour architectural advantage, which allows our solution to segment workloads on a container level in an entirely transparent way, providing in-line security without impacting any part of the application,” said Eva Tsai, vice president of marketing at vArmour. “This partnership will allow our customers to gain built-in security, regulatory compliance and time-to-market benefits that are not conceivable with alternative appliance, perimeter or service-chain methods.”