Deepfence brings a unified platform to protect cloud native continuum

Date Updated: Thursday, January 30, 2020

In the early days of cloud adoption, when organizations weighed the pros and cons of moving apps and services off-premises, security was a major concern. After all, the cost of a security breach can run into millions, disrupting business continuity and damaging reputation. There was a persistent feeling that software deployed at arm’s length might somehow be safer than hosting in the wild. Organizations needed reassurance that the cloud was likely to be more secure than their current environment.

But security threats have only grown more sophisticated since then. Anxiety among IT security executives and Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) about what’s going on in their increasingly complex infrastructure keeps them awake at night. Potential attacks in the private cloud, the public cloud, against virtual machines, kubernetes clusters, and serverless infrastructures all threaten to disrupt their sleep.

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Help is at hand from Deepfence. The company designed its cloud-native protection platform to provide business continuity and CISO peace of mind in the face of widespread and persistent security threats. Deepfence is purpose-built to help stop current and future cyberattacks and intrusions in real time. Customers can begin to relax and need only think about potential security issues in the very broadest sense; they don’t need to get bogged down in the worry-weeds of the idiosyncrasies, intricacies, and interdependencies of their online environments. A holistic security solution, Deepfence provides the same powerful level of protection across all kinds of infrastructure, applications, and services architectures.

How does it do that? Founder and CEO Sandeep Lahane knows. He and his team have applied their considerable experience in developing the solution for the last three years or so.

Deepfence is a scalable, cloud native security platform that combines Deep Packet Inspection (DPI) of all network traffic without adding additional latency to fast path. It has a powerful proprietary DPI engine that can analyse plain text and encrypted traffic supporting majority of application layer protocols. Its powerful AI algorithms bring together everything it learns to illuminate blind spots, detect even the most complex attacks across your entire infrastructure, and mitigate threats, all while keeping you current and informed.

Deepfence presents this deep visibility into operations in a powerful but easily interpreted and digested graphical UI. And it’s zero-touch. It goes about its business of detecting and disrupting attacks in real time, with no need to compile rules and policies, update deployments, or work through configurations. Deepfence monitors more than 70 runtime signals, 50 sources of vulnerability, and 1,000 compliance policies all without inline proxies, kernel modules, or intrusive agents. And it does it without impacting workflows, affecting user experience, or slowing the DevOps cycle.

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Deepfence’s proprietary “semantic patching” technology is designed for the Microsoft Azure platform, and Lahane chose Azure Marketplace to help reach customers and distribute his solutions. He expects his work with Microsoft and with the marketplace to help overcome a common set of challenges for startups: moving up, building effective channels and partner relationships, accessing broader geographies, and reaching global 100 accounts.

Along with advising CISOs to use Deepfence and sleep better, does Sandeep Lahane have any general experience he can offer startups? “Start with progressive, mid-market customers first. Get everything right before targeting larger organizations. And develop great hiring practices,” he says. “Choose employees with the talent and skills you need, but make sure you also look for the right attitude and passion.”

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