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Cloud Security Control Freaks: HyTrust and CA

HyTrust and CA weren't looking to form a tryst, but their customers insisted upon it. Seems customers on both sides were tired of obtaining and maintaining enterprise controls for their virtualized infrastructures separately from HyTrust and CA, so they told the two vendors to get their acts together.

Specifically, HyTrust Appliance resolve issues related to the enforcement of end-to-end security policies and compliance controls, while CA Access Control secures and governs privileged user access to critical systems. Put them together and the two companies claim the end result is a solution that "addresses control, security management and compliance in virtual and cloud environments from the infrastructure to the services and applications hosted in the private or public cloud."

This is the kind of integrated technologies that CIOs are looking for as they slowly develop virtual infrastructures that will be expected to reach beyond virtualized data centers/private clouds to hybrid and public clouds. Toward that goal, VMware is offering Horizon App Manager, a single sign-on service for SaaS apps such as Google Apps and Salesforce.com.

According to HyTrust founder and president, Eric Chiu, these are heady times for his company, which has tripled its revenues and closed more new business in the first two quarters of 2011 than it did during the entirety of 2010. Chiu also says that has a 100 percent customer renewal rate and 60 percent of its new customers purchase more HyTrust products within their first year.

Posted by Bruce Hoard on 09/06/2011 at 12:48 PM


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