Newcomer Elastica Lands Security Reseller Deal With Cisco
Elastica becomes the only Cisco partner to provide new-gen, cloud-based security software that fits into a new software category defined as Cloud Access Security Brokers.Anytime a smaller, younger company trying to make its way in the cutthroat IT software and services business lands a key partnership with a respected elder, it's a significant win. Elastica, not the rock band by the same name, but a newcomer in analytics-based cloud access and security, has forged a partnership with networking giant Cisco Systems to provide Cisco customers access to Elastica's specialized cloud-application security. Elastica, which Gartner classifies as one of a relatively new breed of vendors it calls cloud access security brokers (CASB), is the only Cisco partner to provide this new-gen, cloud-based security software. The agreement augments Cisco's current security portfolio by providing customers with CASB services to address security and compliance risks associated with cloud application and services adoption. Gartner ranks CASB as the No. 1 security technology in 2014/2015. The analyst firm expects that 27 percent of all enterprises will have more than half of their IT in cloud applications by the end of this year. By 2017, 33 percent of enterprises will be adopting cloud applications, Gartner predicts.
Elastica is now providing Cisco customers the CloudSOC portfolio, which is designed to eliminate exposure of sensitive and regulated data; identify and thwart malicious activity, and achieve greater visibility into and control of cloud applications. The Cisco agreement includes the entire Elastica product portfolio, including its Audit, Detect, Protect and Investigate apps, in addition to the Securlet line that targets specific SaaS apps.