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by   |   05.24.17, 10:18 PM

What is the answer to life? 42

What is the answer to cloud security?

In September 2015, my co-founder, Varun met at a cafe in San Francisco to answer this very question. We have worked together in the past to build (and break) security for small and large organizations. After successfully tackling similar questions in the past, Varun and I decided to take on a new challenge -- securing public cloud infrastructure.

In the early days of the internet, organizations were using network firewalls. Then stateful network firewalls became the norm. Today, organizations are using a variety of security technologies including anti-virus, anti-spam, web application firewalls, network and host intrusion detection systems, data loss prevention, and multi-factor authentication. And yet, not a single day goes by without a cyberattack. The situation is exacerbated with the adoption of cloud computing.

It’s time to redefine security for public cloud infrastructure. Fundamentally, Varun and I believe that organizations lack true visibility into cloud computing environments. Some security tools provide visibility into network traffic, while others provide visibility into configurations or user activities. However, there is a dire need for a tool that correlates the three distinct types of data to produce a unified view.

And that’s how RedLock was born. Varun and I pledged to build a cloud-native solution which would provide deep visibility across network traffic, configuration data, and user activity in a single platform. Once you have visibility, it becomes easy to continuously monitor, identify, and resolve issues.

We know that this isn’t going to be easy. Every cloud service is different. Every organization’s cloud usage patterns, security processes, and technology ecosystems are different. But then, Varun and I both love solving hard problems. Fortunately, we have been blessed with a team of very smart people who share our passion. Together, we are on a “mission possible” to provide True Cloud Infrastructure Security.


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