FireMon has acquired FortyCloud, a field-proven cloud infrastructure security broker. The move advances FireMon’s cloud management capabilities across all major cloud platforms providing a comprehensive view and consistent control of the complex hybrid environments enterprises must manage.
According to Gartner’s 2017 Planning Guide for Cloud Computing, “Through 2020, 95% of cloud security issues will be the organisation’s fault, not the cloud provider’s.” FireMon recognises that managing the complexity of today’s networked environments is not always straightforward as they consist of a variety of disparate technologies and security controls in the cloud and on premise. The report goes on to say, “Inadequate security practices can quickly turn an otherwise well-intentioned cloud initiative into a massive disaster for an organisation.”
The company’s acquisition of FortyCloud addresses this market need by providing solutions to help effectively secure cloud infrastructure and makes the transition to the cloud simpler by extending security and connectivity to the public cloud.
“Public cloud infrastructure is being adopted at an incredible pace, but often without clear understanding of how to manage and operationalise security in this environment. While the needs of security are the same in cloud infrastructure and on-premise networks, the technology implementations are different,” said Jody Brazil, co-founder and chief product strategist, FireMon. “The acquisition of FortyCloud will allow us to extend our intelligent security management capabilities to cloud infrastructure with native cloud intelligence and automation.”