Imperva FlexProtect Simplifies Security for Hybrid Cloud Application Deployments

March 22, 2017 Off By Hoofer
Grazed from Imperva, Inc.

Imperva, Inc., committed to protecting business-critical data and applications in the cloud and on-premises, today announced Imperva FlexProtect to give customers access to both Imperva SecureSphere and Imperva Incapsula within a single subscription agreement. By providing the flexibility to deploy Imperva web application firewall (WAF) solutions based on need, the subscription helps organizations simplify the protection of enterprise applications as they migrate their portfolios from on-premises data centers to the cloud.

The cloud market will accelerate in 2017 as enterprises seek to gain efficiencies as they scale compute resources to better serve customers, noted a Forrester Research blog.* As companies migrate applications from on-premises to the cloud, application security itself must become hybrid to support the combination of both on-premises and cloud appliances along with cloud services. However, within the enterprise application portfolio, there is usually uncertainty surrounding which applications will move and when, how they will be rearchitectured, and what happens if an app needs to be migrated back on-premises or moved to a different cloud. By giving customers the flexibility to use Incapsula and SecureSphere, regardless of where an application is initially deployed or migrated, Imperva FlexProtect directly supports dynamic hybrid cloud deployments and provides needed investment protection to manage this transition.

"When meeting with customers, one of the considerations in securing web applications has been how to balance the investment in on-premises and cloud-based solutions while in the midst of a cloud migration," said Morgan Gerhart, vice president of Product Marketing at Imperva. "It became clear we needed to help our customers future-proof their web security investments by removing the uncertainty they face around cloud migration – thus FlexProtect was born."

To help monitor hybrid deployments, Imperva also announced a new SIEM dashboard called Imperva AppSecurity View, which enables security events from both SecureSphere and Incapsula to be viewed from a single dashboard, giving security operations centers and executives an integrated view. In addition, the recently announced SecureSphere v12 adds support for deployments in the cloud including automatic scaling and central management of on-premises and cloud instances. Together SecureSphere v12, FlexProtect and AppSecurity View give customers the fluidity and investment protection to adapt their application security posture as their portfolio evolves.

Verisk Analytics is a leading data analytics provider encompassing more than 40 companies. "The size and nature of our company makes it hard to project exactly what solutions we are going to need as we migrate to the cloud. We don’t want to be stuck with the wrong mix of cloud or on-premises solutions as this could hold up our migration given that our procurement process to add new licenses can take a month. Imperva FlexProtect gives me the agility I need to move solutions around quickly, and it’s one less worry as I migrate to the cloud," commented Ted Cooney, CISO at Verisk Analytics.