pssshhh that’s not even neat the pokemons aren’t even adjacent and there’s no alphabetical order and UGH
Bitch puh-lease. This is the best I can do!
Bromium: Trapping Malware And Analyzing Attacks But Facing Limits, Too
Bromium has released its first software product — a micro virtual machine (micro-vm) that traps malware and analyzes it for IT administrators to examine once an attack takes place. Bromium is a startup that is banking on disrupting the enterprise security market. Though it has the technical capabilities to isolate attacks, its weakness is in the breadth of the market it can cover. Bromium is hypervisor independent. It can run on Windows and Intel x86 chips. It does not run on Macs. It only runs on Internet Explorer 8 and 9. It does not run on ARM architectures. http://dlvr.it/2B5LwW @suryaray
Startup Bromium takes aim at cloud security
Startup takes aim @ cloud security:Simon former CTO of Citrix Systems’ data center & cloud busines #: http://bit.ly/kY9vBY
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Zscaler finally accepts VC dollars — and gets $38M
#SuryaRay #Surya Zscaler a four-year-old startup that has bootstrapped its business by providing a new form of security designed for a mobile and cloud-dependent workforce, has raised $38 million in first-time financing. The round was led by Lightspeed Venture Partners and an unnamed strategic investor.
Zscaler has been fairly successful in its four years building a significant base of clients including Crutchfield Corporation, La-Z-Boy and Telefonica. The company’s software as a service is hosted in more than 100 data centers around the world and essentially protects a company’s web traffic. It does this by routing requests through Zscaler’s software. But there’s no software for users to download on their clients and there’s also no appliance for corporate IT to worry about.
As the cloud and mobility do away with the perimeter model of security where a firewall may prevent harmful traffic from getting in and corporate secrets from getting out, Zscaler is one of several new companies trying to adapt security to a world where there is no perimeter. And even if the corporate IT thought it had a perimeter, the corporation may not own it or have a say in what runs on it. A perfect example of this might be the CEO’s iPad (a aapl).
Zscaler doesn’t solve all problems, but it’s certainly ahead of the pack in thinking about security in a forward-looking way. Other companies trying to address the changes in security required by BYOD and corporate access to the cloud applications are Bromium and CloudPassage. And by waiting to take on venture capital Zscaler’s CEO Jay Chaudhry has joined a select group of established companies who are finally succumbing to the lure of VC cash. For example Qualtrics, a ten-year-old company this year raised $70 million in its first round of outside investment. Another company, Code 42, avoided VC dollars for 11 years before this year raising $52.5 million.
My watch list for this month
Some of the most interesting projects I found while browsing in my leisure time worth mentioning:
- Bromium’s approach to security is one of the most innovative approaches that I have seen in a while to tackle the endless problem of security vulnerabilities: create a disposable virtual PC every time you are engaging in a risky activity, something that nowadays includes vital functions like browsing or using your email. The technology only works with Intel processors Core i3 thru i7, so it may its widespread adoption. Cannot wait until it is available on the Mac to test it out.
- I am intrigued by the inclusion of this book in every new employee package for Square, the latest creation of Twitter’s creator, Jack Dorsey. I am still not sold on the need to buy it, but the general description has made me think about new ideas on how to get things done.
- Everybody seems to be talking about this 1983 recording of Steve Jobs. I hope I can find an hour of the day to listen to it.