SYMANTEC CLOUD WORKLOAD PROTECTION SUITE
Symantec’s Cloud Workload Protection Suite offers advanced capabilities for securing and monitoring critical workloads wherever they are—public clouds, private clouds and on-premises data centers—from a single intuitive console. The suite works with the three major public cloud platforms—Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform. At Torrance, Calif.-based Aurora, CEO Philip de Souza said that “many of our customers have been aggressively transitioning to the benefits of cloud-based infrastructure like AWS, Azure and Google Cloud.” But security teams are wondering how to implement the same kinds of security measures that are protecting their on-premises systems, he said in an email. “This new announcement from Symantec offers the tools our customers need to extend that protection to the cloud,” de Souza said.
Subcategory Winner—Technology: Check Point CloudGuard
Check Point Software Technologies’ CloudGuard can protect enterprises against cyberattacks on cloud infrastructure workloads, as well as Software-as-a-Service applications. CloudGuard integrates with Infastructure-as-a-Service cloud platforms and cloud-based SaaS providers to protect any cloud, service or application against sophisticated breaches, malware and zero-day attacks.
Finalist: McAfee Cloud Security Platform Updates
Recent enhancements to McAfee’s cloud security offerings have included the introduction of the McAfee CASB Connect Program, which the company says is the first self-serve framework in the cloud security industry. Service providers and partners can build API connectors to the McAfee Skyhigh Security Cloud within days without writing code.
Finalist: Netskope Cloud Security Platform Updates
Cloud access security broker Netskope has expanded its platform with added Infrastructure-as-a-Service security through the introduction of enhanced capabilities for continuous security assessment and monitoring. The updates help tackle issues such as infrastructure misconfigurations and vulnerabilities that can lead to compromised security.
Finalist: SonicWall Capture Cloud Platform
The SonicWall Capture Cloud Platform tightly integrates security, management, analytics and real-time threat intelligence across the company’s portfolio of network, email, mobile and cloud security products. Machine-learning algorithms are used to analyze data and classify and block known malware before it can infect the network.