Security is consistently a top issue in surveys of companies considering adopting cloud computing. Infrastructure-as-a-Service presents particular problem because cloud-server users are responsible for securing the entire server environment, from the operating system through applications and data.
Companies seeking the benefits of cloud computing need help addressing the new risks and operational realities that come along with those benefits. There are significant opportunities for information security consultancies and service providers who are able to engage these needs effectively.
Several companies are leveraging the free edition of CloudPassage Halo to develop services around IaaS security. Some of the services being offered through Halo include:
- Cloud server security & compliance assessment
- Issue remediation & server hardening
- Customization of Halo server policies
- Quarterly security health checks & policy updates
Using the automation and pre-built policies provided by Halo, security consultants are helping their customers in create and maintain secure Linux cloud server hosting environments. These services are going to be pivotal in enabling adoption of cloud IaaS.
We think these are just the first of many offerings that open or accelerate cloud-security consulting to many security providers. CloudPassage has specifically designed Halo in order to enable security experts to leverage our capabilities in their work.
If you’re interested in finding a CloudPassage service partner, or if you’re a service provider interested in leveraging Halo in your work, don’t hesitate to reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.