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The system interoperates with clients’ existing cloud and network infrastructure, simplifying operations and helping to reduce costs.
"There are a lot of positive implications for the channel," added Unisys’ Stubbs. "We have already taken Stealth to the channel, and it has been well received, particularly in the financial services, healthcare, public sector and legal verticals. The channel has well-established relationships inside many of these large organizations, many of whom are looking to move into a private cloud. The partners can assist with this migration and add an unprecedented level of security while at the same time providing cost savings and agility."
Stubbs also added that channel partners can add additional value through their own professional services, particularly, though not limited to, vertical expertise.
"I think the unique characteristic comes down to the fact that you can't attack what you can't see," said Dan Safran, executive vice president at Project Leadership Associates, a Chicago-based technology consultancy. "They can't even see that this network traffic exists, unless they're part of the group, and that is very novel. It's not very often that you see this class of a system being made available to the midmarket."
Unisys Secure Private Cloud Solution release 2.2 can also provide compelling benefits to cloud service providers that offer shared cloud infrastructures hosting applications and data from multiple companies by leveraging security in the same way.
The solution has been certified as “Vblock Ready” and is available for VCE Vblock Systems, which integrate Cisco networking and server, EMC storage and VMware cloud infrastructure technologies into a single converged system. It includes the dashboard capability that enables integrated management and allows charge-backs to specific business groups. Prices start at $95,000 with immediate availability.