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Cloud security startup RedLock automates public-cloud protection

Tim Greene | May 10, 2017
Cloud 360 service gives visibility, alerts on security weaknesses, stores activity records

Veeva has been using Cloud 360 for about two months and before that used Amazon Trusted Advisor along with Scout open-source monitoring software which gives a snapshot of configurations, but no traffic information, Tsao says. “It was a very manual and painful process,” he says.

He says RedLock provides visibility into network traffic across multiple cloud providers and doesn’t require deploying agents to the servers being monitored. It helps with compliance with security standards by alerting to violations, which are forwarded to the individuals who made them.

He says when the platform was demonstrated to the Veeva development and technical operations teams it found one of the company’s servers being probed by another server – something that shouldn’t have been happening. Cloud 360 provided details about why the probing was going on in about 15 seconds, something that would have taken several minutes otherwise. So he says the platform helps the teams be more efficient.

Chris Christiansen, ananalyst with Hurwitz & Associates, says the platform can help businesses challenged to find experienced security analysts by finding anomalies that less experienced analysts might not know to look for. So incidents will be found earlier and it will take less time to resolve individual alerts.

RedLock, based in Menlo Park, Calif., was founded in 2015, has about 30 employees and has raised $12 million in funding from investors including Sierra Ventures, Storm Ventures and Dell Technologies. Cloud 360 is available now. The company isn’t releasing numbers but says pricing is based on how many customer workloads it’s monitoring. The service includes enough storage to retain 30 days’ worth of activity records. Customers can pay extra to store the data for a longer period.

 

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