June 21, 2016
New product aids commercial and government clients in meeting cloud security policy requirements in a rapidly evolving cloud marketplace
McLean, VA — The benefits of using cloud computing are significant. However, organizations must ensure they implement robust cloud security controls to deter new cyber-attacks that emerge on a daily basis. To help companies protect their cloud-hosted workloads, Booz Allen Hamilton (NYSE:BAH) introduced the Virtual Cloud Defense, an integrated cloud security suite composed of best of breed commercial off the shelf (COTS), open source, and Booz Allen developed security products.
“Increasingly, companies are not only migrating to the cloud—they are operating multiple cloud-based applications. This growing cloud use brings with it complex security situations,” said Booz Allen Hamilton Director, Secure Cloud and SDN,Chris Christou. “Our integrated product suite helps clients rapidly deploy a flexible security solution that meets a wide range of needs. Our team has deployed multiple security product suites, and now we’ve incorporated what we’ve learned to help clients securely capture the full opportunity of the cloud.”
Taking advantage of the insights gained implementing cloud security for both public and private sector clients, Booz Allen’s Virtual Cloud Defense suite provides the complementary security controls organizations need. With features like comprehensive situational awareness, advanced network security, and enterprise grade security controls, organizations can leverage Virtual Cloud Defense to securely deploy applications in the cloud. While other security providers offer single point solutions, Booz Allen’s Virtual Cloud Defense uses multiple vendor’s tools and capabilities necessary to implement Booz Allen’s unique and comprehensive security blueprint architecture. Our solution aids organizations in complying with both commercial and government security policies, such as Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards, Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA) compliance, Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA), and DoD Cloud Security Requirements Guide.
In addition to providing a suite of core network security services, our architecture is able to provide additional services that can also be tailored to the organization’s cost and risk profile. Whether an organization needs to protect a few or dozens of applications in the cloud, Booz Allen’s Virtual Cloud Defense scales to meet the security requirements of both small and large organizations. Collectively, Booz Allen’s Virtual Cloud Defense forms a complete cloud security architecture that complies with security policies, protects against advanced threats, and integrates with an organization’s overall cyber security and IT modernization strategies.