Hillstone CloudArmour secures containers and virtual machines in hybrid multi-cloud environments

Hillstone Networks has launched Hillstone CloudArmour, a comprehensive cloud workload protection platform (CWPP).

CloudArmour brings Hillstone’s enterprise-grade security to cloud workloads with features that include firewall micro-segmentation to stop lateral attacks, machine learning-enhanced execution behavior modeling, and smart politics. Working in all cloud-based environments, CloudArmour helps organizations meet the security demands of evolving DevOps and new cloud infrastructure architecture.

“As cloud operations are adopted at a rapid pace, it is imperative for enterprises to secure their global cloud workloads,” said Tim Liu, co-founder and CTO, Hillstone Networks. “Anchored by our industry-leading firewalls, CloudArmour provides a comprehensive platform that solves CWPP’s need to maximize the safety and security of all enterprise cloud environments.”

Key features of CloudArmour include:

  • Complete and in-depth visibility into the security of converged cloud workloads – CloudArmour provides a centralized cloud security posture dashboard with statistical and analytical information for Kubernetes hosts and clusters that enables organizations to have unified workload monitoring and on-time asset management real.
  • Unified and granular network micro-segmentation – Network microsegmentation on CloudArmour scales to multiple cloud platforms and workloads loosely, with patented traffic steering technology, providing point-to-point network visibility and granular control based on applications, services or nodes.
  • Intelligent threat detection and execution protection based on machine learning – CloudArmour’s advanced threat detection and prevention capability can intelligently help detect threats and mitigate risk while running on all cloud workloads, including containers, virtual machines, and bare metal servers .
  • Comprehensive vulnerability management throughout the application lifecycle – CloudArmour provides in-depth intelligence and vulnerability management of images, containers, worker nodes, and hosts that integrates security as part of the continuous integration/continuous delivery (CI/CD) workflow.
  • Out-of-the-box security compliance assessments and enforcement – CloudArmour assesses the compliance state of cloud workloads using preconfigured compliance checks from CIS Benchmarks for Kubernetes, Docker, Linux, images, and application runtime configurations. Recommended actions are based on industry best practices, as well as the ability to export results for further analysis or auditing.

“In today’s cybersecurity climate, enterprises understand the importance of securing both virtual machine and container-based application workloads. Regardless of the security of the underlying cloud platform, enterprises need strong assurance regarding the security of their cloud workloads,” said Roy Chua, Founder and CEO of AvidThink. “Hillstone’s CloudArmour is a standalone extension of its AI-powered cloud workload security platform. It leverages their platform’s proven behavioral learning models to deliver an improved security posture and intelligent policy assistants. Hillstone’s innovative approach helps ensure the security of workloads in public and private clouds and is expected to earn a place in enterprise risk management software portfolios. »

James G. Williams