6 Execs Reveal The Cloud Security Startups They're Most Excited About
CRN asks six cybersecurity technical and research leaders which cloud security startups that believe are delivering the most product innovation.
Reuven Harrison, Co-Founder and CTO, Tufin
A relatively new generation of security vendors like Ramat Gan, Israel-based Aqua, San Francisco-based Tigera, and Portland, Ore.-based Twistlock realize that most workloads and applications will be deployed in a containerized environment going forward and have built their businesses accordingly, Harrison said.
Delivering security in containers allows businesses to abstract away from the underlying platform, which Harrison said is useful for agility purposes. Specifically, Harrison said this makes it possible for a company's IT teams to operate independent without having to depend on underlying infrastructure.
As a result of running at such a high-level abstracted layer, Harrison said companies need specialized tools to truly understand what's happening. Traditional network tools aren't able to understand that higher layer, Harrison said, so businesses have pursued alternatives that provide greater network visibility.