Segmentation Security on Microsoft Azure
Unisys Stealth(cloud)™ to deliver added security at a lower cost to users of Microsoft Azure, a platform used by 85 percent of Fortune 500 companies in 140 countries
Unisys Corporation today announced the availability of Unisys Stealth(cloud)™ for Microsoft Azure to seamlessly deliver award-winning Stealth micro-segmentation security from clients’ enterprises to Azure.
Expanding upon Microsoft’s security built into Azure, Stealth layers on additional security counter-measures, unifies security management for enterprises using the cloud, and creates a highly efficient link to transfer workloads to Azure in a safe, efficient and cost-effective manner.
“As enterprises shift from data centers to the cloud, security and efficiency are the keys to success,” said Tom Patterson, Chief Trust Officer at Unisys. “Unisys is pleased to add interoperability with Azure to our Stealth offerings, giving enterprises unparalleled security, greater controls, and lower costs with increased operational efficiency when working with Azure.”
“We are committed to supporting a comprehensive, cross-company approach to security in everything we do,” said Ann Johnson, Vice President of Worldwide Enterprise Security Group at Microsoft. “Adding Stealth on top of the strong security already built into Azure helps give enterprises the flexibility and assurance to operate in our cloud.”
Stealth software provides additional protection to data and applications on the Azure cloud platform using encryption and identity-driven micro-segmentation techniques – a new approach to security that allows enterprises to quickly and easily divide physical networks into thousands of logical micro segments. Even if adversaries infiltrate one micro-segment, they would not be able to move across to other parts of the enterprise environment. In addition, enterprises that want to dynamically extend their on-premises infrastructure to Azure can easily use the XDC (extended data center) capability of Stealth that automates the shifting of secure workloads from their data centers directly into Azure, saving time and money.
By providing additional security features, Stealth removes roadblocks for many organizations looking to take advantage of the cloud as a way to remain ahead in today’s competitive business environment. Stealth allows organizations to seamlessly expand Stealth protection from their data centers to the Azure cloud platform on demand, providing end-to-end data encryption from a workstation, server or virtual machine in the data center all the way to a virtual machine (VM) in Azure. Stealth-protected Azure VMs are undetectable to unauthorized users.
Unisys was selected by Microsoft for its 2015 Azure Innovation Partner of the Year award. The new solution underscores Unisys’ continuing strategy of working with leading cloud technology providers, and bolsters the company’s commitment to solving real-world business challenges by providing advanced capabilities in infrastructure and service management, analytics, application services and software, differentiated by security.