CloudPassage announced today a new release of CloudPassage Halo, the company’s award-winning agile security platform. The update includes several enhancements including a new filtering feature in the portal user interface, visual and functional improvements to the Traffic Discovery feature (offering improved insight into firewall connections and traffic) and improved server lifecycle management.
“CloudPassage continues to focus on developing and delivering innovative automated security and compliance solutions to help companies embrace the power of agile computing,” said Ram Krishnan, Chief Product Officer, CloudPassage. “In fact, our SaaS-based platform was purpose-built to handle the dynamic nature of the modern IT infrastructure, and operates seamlessly across any environment to provide a broad range of controls — at speed and scale — to enable secure innovation and deployment. This newest release delivers numerous capabilities that enhance the security team’s visibility and eases management.”
Improved filtering for display views makes it easier to organize issues, scans, servers, alerts, policies and connections. Security managers can now interactively create new filters by clicking the filter box and selecting the attributes and values that apply to the dataset being viewed. Wherever applicable, drop-downs and hints will automatically appear to help build the filter quickly.
Visual and functional improvements to traffic discovery include a dynamic graph for viewing and drilling into large numbers of connections; an added “direction” column to show connection behavior; and a new quick filter in the visualization view to easily see inbound or outbound firewall connections.
Server Lifecycle Management
This release has implemented the ability to automatically retire deactivated servers as a user’s workloads grow more numerous (and possibly transitory). This helps reduce the clutter in the portal. Existing customers will need to choose a timeframe (from hours to days) for when the deactivated servers should be retired.
Additional enhancements in this new version of Halo are detailed in CloudPassage’s publicly listed release notes.