REDWOOD SHORES, Calif. and WALTHAM, Mass., July 27, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Imperva, Inc., (NYSE:IMPV), committed to protecting business-critical data and applications in the cloud and on-premises, and Raytheon|Websense (formerly Websense), a global leader in protecting organizations from the latest cyber attacks and data theft, today announced an agreement to facilitate safe and productive use of cloud apps for organizations of all sizes. The technology licensing and joint marketing agreement enables Raytheon|Websense to embed the Imperva Skyfence Cloud App Catalog into its web security gateway products and also certifies joint interoperability to make it easier for customers to deploy and integrate the solutions.
“As a cloud access security broker (CASB), Skyfence will strengthen our Triton platform by providing powerful, embedded risk intelligence to support reporting and decision-making,” said Mike Siegel, Vice President of Product Management of Raytheon|Websense. “The Skyfence technology allows our current and future customers to leverage the existing Websense platform and better deal with cloud app adoption and security issues emerging from shadow IT.”
The joint offering will provide customers with three key benefits:
IT visibility into apps that are self-provisioned by employees
App discovery is the first step to assessing the risk of cloud applications and since the landscape is changing daily, it’s imperative that organizations adopt a solution that can periodically scan activity and flag new additions. Skyfence routinely monitors the cloud environment and alerts IT managers to new apps and changes in their risk posture.
“IT cannot begin to define and enforce a cloud security strategy if they are unaware of the applications in use. With a myriad of cloud applications being adopted for workforce efficiency including file-sharing and collaboration, measuring what applications are being used and understanding their risk to the business are critical,” said Mark Kraynak, Chief Product Officer of Imperva.
Understanding of the real security and compliance risks associated with each app
The risk profile of a cloud app involves a wide range of parameters including their security practices, data center location, regulatory compliance and incident history. In order to determine whether cloud use is safe and productive, organizations must understand the risk of individual apps as well as the aggregate risk level of all apps in use. The integrated Imperva and Raytheon|Websense offering will provide robust reporting capabilities that signal to the IT and security teams the health and security posture of their cloud operation.
Control over cloud data and usage
Cloud apps and their users often reside outside of the traditional network perimeter, including on BYOD devices and mobile phones. As a result, organizations face new and unique challenges in protecting the data stored in the cloud. For Raytheon|Websense customers, the integrated solution offers certified interoperability and configuration options. This makes it easier for customers to implement the broader Skyfence product alongside their existing Websense deployment.
To learn more about this new joint offering, please join our webinar on August 12th at 11 a.m. PT, where experts will discuss the partnership, customer benefits and product capabilities.
On May 29, 2015, Raytheon Company (NYSE:RTN) and Vista Equity Partners completed a joint venture transaction creating a new company that combines Websense, a Vista Equity portfolio company, and Raytheon Cyber Products, a product line of Raytheon's Intelligence, Information and Services business. The newly-formed commercial cybersecurity company will be known on an interim basis as Raytheon|Websense. The company expects to introduce a new brand identity upon completion of standard organizational integration activity.
Imperva® (NYSE:IMPV), is a leading provider of cyber security solutions that protect business-critical data and applications. The company’s SecureSphere, Incapsula and Skyfence product lines enable organizations to discover assets and risks, protect information wherever it lives – in the cloud and on-premises – and comply with regulations. The Imperva Application Defense Center, a research team comprised of some of the world’s leading experts in data and application security, continually enhances Imperva products with up-to-the-minute threat intelligence, and publishes reports that provide insight and guidance on the latest threats and how to mitigate them. Imperva is headquartered in Redwood Shores, California. Learn more: www.imperva.com, our blog, on Twitter.
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