CloudPassage announced today a new release of CloudPassage Halo, the company’s award-winning automated cloud workload security platform. The update includes the addition of Server Account Monitoring (SAM) for Windows, which helps security teams achieve compliance and improved security posture by enabling them to monitor local server accounts on Windows servers.
“Maintaining compliance is essential to security analysts in regulated industries,” said Amit Gupta, head of product management, CloudPassage. “With this new release, Halo now provides Windows users the most effective framework for monitoring server accounts in highly dynamic environments such as AWS, Azure, and private clouds. ”
SAM for Windows will allow security analysts to produce reports on local user account inventories, identifying privileged accounts and other situations that administrators monitor. In addition, analysts can search across their entire monitored infrastructure for accounts matching particular criteria such as those that have not logged in over a period of time, or are locked due to password failures. Halo scans user accounts continuously so that analysts always have a view of the current state, but historical scans details are available so that a server’s state on a particular date can be referenced. When new or deleted accounts are detected, analysts can be alerted in case remediation is necessary.
Additional enhancements in this new version of Halo are detailed in this CloudPassage blog.
CloudPassage® Halo® is the world’s leading agile security platform that provides instant visibility and continuous protection for servers in any combination of data centers, private clouds and public clouds. The Halo platform is delivered as a service, so it deploys in minutes and scales on-demand. Halo uses minimal system resources; so layered security can be deployed where it counts, right at every workload – servers, instances and containers. CloudPassage was the first company to obtain a U.S. patent for universal cloud infrastructure security and continues to innovate with several new releases a year. Leading enterprises like Citrix, Salesforce.com and Adobe use CloudPassage to enhance their security and compliance posture, while at the same time enabling business agility. Headquartered in San Francisco, California, CloudPassage is backed by Benchmark Capital, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Meritech Capital Partners, Tenaya Capital, Shasta Ventures, Musea Ventures and other leading investors.
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