Arkin Named Cyber Defense Magazine's Most Innovative Enterprise Security Solution 2016

CIOReview Team | Wednesday, 09 March 2016, 10:08 IST

Arkin, a leader in software-defined data center security, announced that Cyber Defense Magazine (CDM), the industry’s leading electronic information security magazine and media partner of the RSA® Conference 2016, has named the Arkin Security and Operations Platform the Most Innovative Enterprise Security Solution for 2016.

“We are thrilled to recognize next-generation innovation in the information security marketplace, which is why Arkin earned this award from Cyber Defense Magazine,” said Pierluigi Paganini, Editor-in-Chief, Cyber Defense Magazine.

Arkin’s Software-Defined Security Platform radically improves data center security by delivering enterprise-wide visibility across the virtual and physical layers of the data center – effectively democratizing the monitoring of complex, multi-tier IT environments. With 360-degree visibility into how applications are communicating and running across data center and cloud, organizations can now easily and quickly identify and prioritize unprotected flows and machines, and deploy fine-grained, micro-segmentation based security policies.

Micro-segmentation – which allows for the distribution of fine-grained security policies at the application and virtual machine level (as opposed to concentrating security at the data center perimeter) – solves a growing problem among organizations looking to outsmart hackers and keep their IT assets and information safe. When deployed correctly, micro-segmentation can deliver 100% protection of both east-west and north-south data center traffic in a simple, scalable and cost-effective manner.

“CDM’s recognition of Arkin further validates our vision and unique approach to planning, modeling, monitoring and troubleshooting security needs in the data center,” said Mahesh Kumar, Head of Marketing for Arkin. “With greater visibility comes better security and operational simplicity, thus allowing organizations to create a continuous and scalable blueprint to protect all of their data center and cloud-bound traffic.”

Arkin launched its software-defined security platform in June 2015, introducing a converged visibility and micro-segmentation solution that is compatible with industry’s leading firewalls and is very accessible, simple-to-use, scalable and cost effective. Since then Arkin has been deployed in several fortune 500 enterprises, and has become the platform of choice for customers who are leading the charge when it comes to modernizing and software-defining their networks and security.