Security policy automation and enforcement business Catbird will include security policy automation for OpenStack in version 6.0 of its flagship cloud security and compliance solution. Catbird claims they are the first company to deliver security policy automation for private and hybrid cloud environments, enabling businesses to move their security policy settings across on- and off-premise infrastructure on all three leading cloud platforms.
The new version of Catbird will add features to ensure security policy support throughout the virtual machine lifecycle from the moment the virtual machine is spun up to when it’s taken down. The solution also verifies, enforces and mitigates network security policies against leading standards such as PCI DSS and HIPAA, COBIT and FISMA Rev4, and provides security and compliance capabilities for VMware ESX, with forthcoming support for Microsoft Hyper-V and leading SDN frameworks including VMware NSX and OpenStack advanced networks services through Neutron, on- and off-premise.
Commenting on the new service Edmundo Costa, CEO, at Catbird, said. “With private and hybrid cloud adoption projected for rapid growth, the increased complexity of cloud environments and the ensuing security concerns present huge challenges to enterprise IT skills and capabilities. At the same time, carriers and service providers require secure and compliant private and hybrid cloud infrastructure. Automated security policies that can be verified and enforced are quickly becoming a necessity across the board. With Catbird 6.0 for OpenStack, we are continuing to deliver on the promise of a platform-agnostic security policy and control delivery solution.”