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When it comes to cloud security, consistency is everything – your cloud controls should mimic your on-premise implementations, so you have complete consistency of security policy enforcement across environments.
Cloud security breaches have not been the result of brilliant criminal masterminds. Rather, they have been the result of self-inflicted errors that are often caused by faulty migration and deployment practices – particularly when the right security personnel are excluded from the process.
Partnership Combines Next-Level Security with Scalable Remote Access to PV Solar Systems
OVERLAND PARK, KS and DALLAS, TX - (05/31/18) – 40Cloud, a cloud infrastructure security broker in the FireMon product portfolio, today announced a partnership with Locus Energy to provide a secure private network solution to facilitate remote operation and maintenance of commercial, industrial, and utility-scale PV solar systems.
The Internet of Things (IoT) is the next frontier for securing the hybrid enterprise. With billions of devices communicating with enterprise systems, there are now billions more potential compromises for the expanding attack surface.
For Locus Energy, network reliability and security are crucial, as its solar monitoring and data analytics platform serves more than 160,000 systems monitoring a significant portion of U.S. solar generation.
“Our customers require uninterrupted performance of their solar fleets,” said Anil Ramachandran, Hardware Product Manager at Locus Energy. “That’s why security is so important to us. We must be able to lock down access to and from each connected device. With the complexity of our network, a solution like 40Cloud makes that possible.”
Enterprises with IoT strategies will often have thousands of policies governing which users and devices can interact with each other. FireMon alleviates the burden on security teams to manage each of those policies, providing a consolidated, real-time picture of access controls across the enterprise – both on-premises and in the cloud. In addition, orchestration capabilities reduce the time and errors associated with provisioning access to ensure secure access is granted in a timely manner.
“By creating a more interconnected world, we have greatly increased computing power but have also introduced security management complexities,” said 40Cloud Co-Founder Amir Naftali. “There isn’t a single playbook to IoT security; however, we do know that sound policy is at the foundation just as it is for any security program. The 40Cloud solution enables organizations to establish and manage secure cloud connections with speed and accuracy.”
40Cloud was founded in September 2012 with the mission of promoting migration of enterprises to the public cloud. With the understanding that security is the top-most concern in a cloud migration process, 40Cloud develops software solutions that enable secure cloud migration, usage and interworking. At 40Cloud, we believe that cloud consumers must have maximum flexibility in consuming cloud services, so our solutions are offered as-a-service and are cloud-provider independent.
In late 2016, following an acquisition, 40Cloud became part of FireMon. Headquartered in Dallas and Kansas City, FireMon is the global leader in Network Security Policy Management (NSPM). FireMon’s security management platform provides a complete package of policy and risk analysis, automated change management and security analytics and monitoring.
ABOUT LOCUS ENERGY
Locus Energy is a monitoring, control, and data analytics platform provider for the solar photovoltaic (PV) market spanning the residential, commercial, and utility sectors, around the world. With over 160,000 systems deployed, and over 6 GW in the US, Locus Energy monitors a significant portion of installed U.S. solar capacity. Locus Energy’s corporate headquarters are in Hoboken, NJ, and its technology headquarters are in San Francisco, CA. Locus Energy is part of Genscape, the premier global commodity and energy information Services Company. For more information, visit: www.locusenergy.com
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FireMon’s Intelligent Security Management platform enables users with Cisco Systems switches, routers and firewalls (Pix, ASA, FirePower) to work smarter, applying intelligence to the entire security program
FireMon helps organizations move towards Zero Trust by providing:
Reduce your attack surface with a Security Policy Orchestration and Automation solution like FireMon.
Larger attack surface means more opportunities for cybercriminals to do harm. Learn how FireMon can help you remove exposures before they become exploited.
Migrations run the risk of cost overrun, delays and disruption of network service - often due to a lack of personnel and process to efficiently and effectively manage. To ensure a successful migration, consider these four key factors: 1) identifying and removing technical mistakes, 2) removing unused access, 3) refining and organizing what remains and 4) continuous, real-time monitoring.
Helping Enterprise Security Teams Improve Resource Efficiency & Reduce Overall Risk Exposure
Firewall technology has come a long way since its initial, most rudimentary forms. Next-Generation Firewalls (NGFW) are the latest development, and organizations are accelerating adoption to the new technology. But NGFWs aren’t a fix-all solution.
Forrester’s Zero Trust Model of information security helps teams develop robust prevention, detection and incident response capabilities to protect their company's vital digital business ecosystem. This report will help security pros understand the technologies best suited to empowering and extending their Zero Trust initiatives and will detail how Forrester sees this model and framework growing and evolving.