Pulse Secure, provider of Secure Access solutions to both enterprises and service providers, announces new cloud and virtual appliances to protect access and support applications in hybrid IT environments.
The company recognise that enterprises are quickly moving to deploy hybrid IT, leveraging the cloud to introduce new user services and gain disaster recovery resiliency, as well as continuing to use the data centre when they must have total control of the application. The company say its latest cloud-based Pulse Secure Appliance (PSA) allows enterprises to adapt access security frameworks to address changing application environments that blend data centre, Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) offerings.
Frost and Sullivan notes that, “With enterprises moving away from data centre build-outs and building their infrastructure needs on public cloud, Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) becomes the strongest and fastest growing segment. It will soon surpass SaaS to become the second largest segment in the cloud industry.”
Pulse Secure says it helps enterprises accelerate this transformation. By using an adaptable access security framework, enterprises can confidently move applications to the cloud and leverage IaaS and SaaS to reduce operational costs and expedite new end-user services. In times of crisis or disaster, enterprises have a simpler and faster way to normalise user productivity without changing user behaviour.
“Thousands of customers depend on Pulse Secure products to secure and enable easy access to their data centre. They love the reliability of the platform and depend on its robust security to connect users to the information and applications they need to drive business,” says Prakash Mana, vice president of product management at Pulse Secure.
“Increasingly, business-critical applications are moving to the cloud and our customers worry over security. Ideally, they would like to extend their existing security policies into a single security standard that uniformly protects both the data centre and cloud. Our cloud-based PSA helps them do exactly that. Now they can simply use their trusted Pulse Secure solution to protect enterprise information no matter where it is stored or how it is accessed.”
The company say the addition of virtual and cloud-based appliances gives customers greater operational freedom, peace of mind and agility. Customers have greater deployment choices for their hybrid IT environments with the price and performance parity of the expanded PSA family. Consistent security is ensured for their hybrid IT deployments by extending their proven data centre security policies to applications hosted by Amazon AWS and Microsoft Azure. Enterprises can use Pulse One centralised management for total operational control and visibility of access to their hybrid IT environment.