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Catbird to Unveil the Industry's First Security Policy Automation Solution for OpenStack

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Catbird 6.0 Provides Security Policy Automation and Enforcement Across Leading Cloud Platforms

SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif., July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Catbird, the leader in security policy automation and enforcement for private clouds and virtual infrastructure, today announced the forthcoming availability of its flagship cloud security and compliance solution, Catbird 6.0, with security policy automation for OpenStack. Catbird is the first company to deliver security policy automation for private and hybrid cloud environments, enabling security policy to move across on- and off-premise infrastructure on all three leading cloud platforms.

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  • Critical need for cloud services coordination – Gartner analyst, Ed Anderson, wrote in a recent Market Trends report, "Whenever organizations start to expand their use of cloud services, there will be a need to drive greater coordination and management across the organization to ensure reliable delivery of the services. Governance, security, compliance, monitoring, auditing and many other IT management functions are critical, and IT organizations will often seek to establish a coordinated approach to deal with the organizational integration and coordination challenges."
  • Ensures security policy support throughout virtual machine lifecycle – Policy-based security automation via Catbird TrustZones®, delivered at run-time and dynamically adapted throughout the lifecycle of all VMs, includes all seven network controls in the SANS Top 20 framework.
  • Verifies, enforces and mitigates network security policies – Catbird's focus on automated security policy addresses the need for real-time control validation and measurement against leading standards such as PCI DSS and HIPAA, COBIT and FISMA Rev4, while ensuring machine-speed mitigation options to continuously enforce network controls.
  • Provides cross-platform support – Catbird 6.0 provides security and compliance capabilities for VMware ESX, with forthcoming support for Microsoft Hyper-V and leading SDN frameworks including VMware NSX and OpenStack advanced networks services through Neutron, on- and off-premise.

Edmundo Costa, CEO, Catbird, said:
"With private and hybrid cloud adoption projected for rapid growth, the increased complexity of cloud environments and the ensuing security concerns present huge challenges to enterprise IT skills and capabilities. At the same time, carriers and service providers require secure and compliant private and hybrid cloud infrastructure. Automated security policies that can be verified and enforced are quickly becoming a necessity across the board. With Catbird 6.0 for OpenStack, we are continuing to deliver on the promise of a platform-agnostic security policy and control delivery solution."

David Monahan, research director, Enterprise Management Associates said:
"As organizations push further into leveraging software-defined solutions like OpenStack, security must evolve to provide protection for each of the components within these virtualized environments. Decoupling and abstracting infrastructure elements alters routing and communication within the data center necessitating new, adaptive security tools to manage, visualize and streamline the process."

Social Media Destinations and Additional Resources:
SANS 20 Critical Controls Framework:
Gartner Market Trends: Consulting, Implementation and Management Services Complete the Cloud Sourcing Model, Ed Anderson. Published September 6, 2013.

About Catbird
Catbird brings the power, agility and automation of the cloud to security policy and compliance, with a solution that automates, instruments and enforces policy while providing proof of continuous compliance. Customers rely on Catbird for managing cloud and virtualized infrastructure subject to compliance requirements including HIPAA, PCI-DSS, FISMA and SOX. The company is a winner of four Best of Show Finalist Awards at VMworld, CRN's 2013 Virtualization 50 and SC Magazine's "Innovator of the Year" for virtualization security.  For more information please visit

Kim Dearborn
Nadel Phelan, Inc.

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