Aporeto Named a 2018 Gartner Cool Vendor in Cloud Security

By: Maria Bledsoe 05.14.2018
Aporeto Named a 2018 Gartner Cool Vendor in Cloud Security

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San Francisco, Calif. –  Aporeto, a Zero Trust security solution for microservices, containers and the cloud, today announced it has been named a Cool Vendor in Cloud Security for 2018 by Gartner, Inc. Gartner is widely viewed as the leading industry analyst firm for the security market.

The report, authored by analysts Jay Heiser, Neil MacDonald, Lawrence Orans, and Steve Riley, relates how “security and risk management leaders who are motivated to supplement native cloud service provider security capabilities are confronted with many options.” The report then identifies five cloud security vendors who offer “interesting and useful new products intended to solve the unique challenges of cloud computing.”

“We believe recognition as a Gartner Cool Vendor in such a fast-moving space as Cloud Security is an exciting validation of our differentiated approach to cloud workload protection,” said Jason Schmitt, CEO of Aporeto. “Our customers are attracted to the way we cut through the ‘cloud confusion’ with a uniform security layer that spans container and non-containerized environments. The workload-agnostic approach of Aporeto creates automated, scalable and easier-to-manage security across hybrid and multi-cloud deployments, ultimately streamlining a secure migration to cloud.”

Aporeto’s approach is based on the Zero Trust principles that assumes everything is accessible all the time and any part of the infrastructure could be compromised at any time. Aporeto leverages a multi-attribute, contextual application identity and distributed security policy for powerful cloud-native security, rather than relying on network or perimeter security to adapt to cloud environments. With a Zero Trust mindset, security teams regain effective control and visibility of cloud-native applications by making security automated, scalable and infrastructure agnostic. Aporeto recently launched the first comprehensive microservices security solution, Aporeto Enterprise 2.0.

The May 2018 “Cool Vendors in Cloud Security” report is available for Gartner subscribers or clients to download here. AporetoEnterprise 2.0 is currently available as SaaS or on-premise. For more information or to schedule a demo, please visit our website.


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About Aporeto

Aporeto is a Zero Trust security solution for microservices, containers and the cloud.Fundamental to Aporeto’s approach is the principle that everything in an application is accessible to everyone and could be compromised at any time. Aporeto uses identity context, vulnerability data, threat monitoring and behavior analysis to build and enforce authentication, authorization and encryption policies for applications. With Aporeto, enterprises implement a uniform security policy decoupled from the underlying infrastructure, enabling workload isolation, API access control and application identity management across public, private or hybrid cloud.For more information, check out www.aporeto.com or www.twitter.com/aporeto.


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