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New Solution from Dome9 Automates Cloud Server Security

Dome9 Security announced the availability of its new multi-platform security management service aimed at automating cloud server security.

Dome9 Security announced the availability of its new multi-platform security management service aimed at automating cloud server security.

Dome9The service introduces two new service plans and other new capabilities designed to deliver simple, scalable security management for private and public clouds across all server operating systems and service providers. The product announcement came alongside the announcement of a partnership with cloud infrastructure company GoGrid.

At the heart of the technology is what Dome9 calls Secure Access Lease, which provides dynamically generated, time-based secure access to cloud servers that automates security policy and closes all administrative access on a cloud server is closed by default. It also automatically enables and disables cloud server access for a specific user and time period. These combined capabilities reduce the manual overhead of managing access, and close the security gap caused by administrators forgetting to log back in and disable access, the company said in a press release.

Dome9 is multi-platform, and centralizes security management across multiple cloud service providers such as RackSpace and GoGrid, enabling customers to apply consistent security architecture to multiple clouds, the company said. Dome9’s security policy is also portable, so as cloud servers are migrated or replicated within or across service providers, security is persistent. In addition to unveiling commercially available packages, Dome9 is also premiering several new capabilities, including:

· Multi-tier Administration – Dome9 now offers several tiers of administration with configurable levels of control for delegated administrators. With multi-tier administration, super-users can have full control over all cloud servers, while delegated administrators may be granted partial or limited access to a predefined set of machines.

· Expanded Windows and Linux Support – The Dome9 agent now supports CentOS 6.0 and Ubuntu, covering all major versions of Linux and Windows operating systems, including CentOS/RHEL 5.x and 6.0, Debian 6, and Windows 2008 R2, 2008, 2003 R2 and 2003.

· Account Activity Auditing – Dome9 auditing provides full, account-level visibility and logging of user activity. Advanced filters let administrators drill down to see when users have logged on to Dome9 Central, changed security policies, sent secure access invitations, and accessed cloud machines.

· Cloud-Friendly Billing – Customers using Dome9 commercially can enjoy metered, pay-as-you-go billing, so they pay only for what they use. This lets customers pay for the protection they use with a security and billing model that is as elastic as their cloud infrastructure.

The new Dome9 service costs $20 per server per month based on the number of servers and admins. A free, 14-day full-featured trial is available, as is a free personal use plan that includes support for one server with one administrator.

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