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Our Journey to Consolidated Cloud Workload Protection

April 3, 2018


It’s been 18 months since we first envisioned Alcide, four months since Alcide emerged from stealth, and one day since announcing the general availability of our cloud native security platform.

Having passed so many milestones in such a short period of time, it’s been a wild ride. We expect even more and even better still to come. But before we tell you where we plan on going, please allow us to elaborate a little on where we’ve come from and where we stand today.

Full-Stack Cloud Workload Protection

These days it seems that no matter what event you attend, or article/report you read, you’re being bombarded with discussions of cloud technologies. In just a short few years, cloud computing has increased dramatically and shows every indication that it will only continue growing.

While cloud operations have major advantagesas with anythingthey’re not entirely without drawbacks. In a distributed data center, how can you view, manage, and secure the plethora of interactions transpiring at any given moment? To that add hybrid, containers, serverless, VMs and service-mesh.

In a complex cloud environment, you may have to weed through a maze of network entanglements just to understand where your critical assets reside and what vulnerabilities they’re subject to. It’s easy to get lost and that’s why we created Alcide; so that you don’t have to struggle to navigate and manage your data center environments, and to provide a single platform capable of continuous cloud workload protection for the entirety of your technology stack.


The vision was clear to us from day one: to create a cloud security solution that allows enterprises to stay in control over what’s going on within their complex data center environments. This is why we started off with a framework that would enable the user to view all their critical assets in a modern data center.  

On top of the rigorous and continuous cloud monitoring we added advanced threat protection and security policy enforcement capabilities. We believe that the powerful combination of these three core components enables Alcide to secure an organization’s cloud stack like never before — no matter where it resides or what services it’s utilizing.

True to that mission, Alcide provides comprehensive, real-time, single-window visibility into your cloud infrastructure, apps and deployed services. With Alcide, you can toggle conveniently between aerial and granular views as you reveal and shore up otherwise undetectable security blind spots. In other words, in a neat, easy-to-use package, Alcide delivers continuous and scalable consolidated cloud workload protection and management.

You Can’t Secure What You Can’t See

I’m excited to say that as of today our cloud native security platform is officially available to a general audience.

It all comes down to this simple fact: you can’t secure what you can’t see. With that in mind, we developed a security platform to protect today’s most complex data center environments.

Just as Alcide, the lesser known name of Hercules, was the gatekeeper of Mount Olympus, so too is Alcide the gatekeeper of your data center. Yes, it’s that powerful.

We’ve come a long way in the last year and a half. I’d be lying if I said we weren’t proud of what we’ve accomplished. As well we should be. We built a game-changing cloud security solution, from the ground up. But now’s the time to roll up our sleeves. We’re only just getting started.



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