CloudPassage Raises $6.5 Million For Cloud Server Security Software

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CloudPassage, the developer of cloud server security software, has raised $6.5 million in Series A funding led by led by Benchmark Capital.

CloudPassage offers a server security and compliance product specifically built for elastic, dynamic cloud environments. While companies are able to deploy security firewalls around content stored in data centers, as companies move to the cloud for servers, they face a security challenge of securing a dynamic, scalable environment.

CloudPassage specializes in providing security in cloud hosting environments where consistent physical location, network control and perimeter security are not guaranteed. The company’s product includes high-accuracy server security configuration and vulnerability management and centralized management of host-based firewalls.

One of the key components to CloudPassage’s SaaS is the Halo architecture, which automates multiple
server security functions and allows companies to deploy security in public cloud environments. Halo combines an ultra-lightweight guest VM software component with an elastic compute grid optimized for security operations.

Although the company only recently launched its software, it is already being used by well-known clients. For example, Foursquare is using CloudPassage for security of its cloud servers. Other clients include those who host SaaS applications, with dynamic server needs.