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Bracket Launches Security Fabric Solution to Help Enterprises Secure the Public Cloud

May 15, 2015

Bracket Computing has launched a new suite of security tools called Bracket Security Fabric, designed for enterprises looking to secure and use the public cloud. These high-assurance security capabilities provide enterprises with complete authoritative control of workloads and data across multiple hyperscale clouds, allowing them to fully and without worry take advantage of the many benefits of the cloud including faster time to market, improved productivity and quicker experimentation.

Security Fabric uses an always-on cryptographic engine with modern encryption and authentication methods to form a consistent boundary across multiple clouds and relies on what the company calls Cells, each of which is an encapsulation of an enterprises’ applications and data alongside Cell computing controls within a fully encrypted virtual system. The Cells enable encryption of entire workloads — including root volumes, data volumes and ephemeral volumes on the instance — which are backed by automated key management and pre-boot authentication to ensure total data confidentiality and integrity. Encryption and authentication is rooted in trust anchors such as key appliances, directory services and certificate authorities in order to maintain complete enterprise control over the location of encryption keys, allowing them to address data residency and compliance requirements.

Bracket focuses on integrating these security features directly into the cloud infrastructure for optimized performance, minimal complexity, full automation and complete visibility. The solution allows enterprises to enforce high-assurance workload deployments as well as adhere to regulatory and compliance guidelines. Every user, every resource and any access to applications or data can be instantly identified, authorized, verified and tracked. Furthermore, the use of hardware security modules coupled with image validation ensures workloads exclusively launch after the successful completion of pre-boot authentication.

“We've been surprised and gratified by how fast our customers have come to trust the public cloud when using Bracket's Computing Cells,” said Tom Gillis, CEO of Bracket Computing. “In fact, they've quickly pushed us to take our security infrastructure and expand it even further, to enable them to run their most sensitive production workloads in the cloud. From today onward they can.”

Bracket’s approach of baking security directly into enterprise hardware enables Security Fabric to be deployed with unprecedented flexibility and scalability. Furthermore, it removes the need for agents or appliances to minimize technological complexity and as a result brings substantial improvements to performance and overall structural integrity.

Edited by Dominick Sorrentino

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