|[June 16, 2014]
BMC Software Turns to Embrane for Application-Centric Firewalls to Bring New Levels of Network Agility and Automation to Its Data Centers
SANTA CLARA, Calif. --(Business Wire)--
the leader in delivering application-centric
network services, today announced that BMC
Software is the latest enterprise to accelerate its development of
applications, respond faster to the needs of the business and save money
by deploying Embrane's application-centric firewalls.
The initial plan is for BMC to use Embrane's application-centric
firewalls in its development and test labs. Running on the Embrane
heleos platform, BMC can deploy 100's of dedicated firewalls when
and where needed while managing them all from a single point of control
for lifecycle management.
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"Our goal is to create a more agile, secure and self-service dev/test
environment, which will allow us to create applications faster with
network services deployed earlier in the development process," said
Scott Crowder, CIO of BMC. "The beauty of the Embrane platform is that
it's deployed on top of our standard virtualization platform, can scale
out as needed, and the aggregate licensing model allows us to share
resources across multiple locations on a common infrastructure platform."
By leveraging Embrane's RESTful application programming interfaces
(APIs), BMC intends to create an automated self-service portal
leveraging its Cloud Lifecycle Management platform where developers can
design dedicated firewalls for the applications they are building. Once
those firewalls are provisioned, rules can be created and assigned to
the application. This ensures the application
is tested in an environment that closely resembles what it will be when
it's in production. The agility of the Embrane
firewalls also allows each firewall to be parked with the
configuration and log files saved for future use once development is
complete. If the firewall is needed again, it can be elastically
re-provisioned in seconds.
"BMC is the latest innovative enterprise to benefit from the agility,
operational simplicity and savings Embrane delivers," said Dante
Malagrin�, Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer of Embrane. "We give
the Infrastructure teams at BMC the tools they need to become even more
responsive to the needs of the business while addressing real challenges
they face today."
Malagrin� added, "BMC recognized that the rigidity and costs of network
services prohibited them from including them early enough in the
development process. With Embrane, we give them a cost-effective way to
introduce network services early in the development process, which in
turn reduces the risk that an application breaks when it is moved to
By leveraging the Embrane heleos platform, BMC will be able to run other
application-centric network services from Embrane or from third parties,
including the Cisco ASAv, Sourcefire virtual appliances, Citrix VPX and
A10 Networks (News - Alert) vThunder.
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Embrane is the leading provider of application-centric network services,
including firewalls, VPNs, load balancers and SSL offload engines. The
company's solutions enable customers to create network services on per
application basis in seconds, all managed from a single orchestration
engine. The result is greater security, and faster time to deployment
for applications. Additionally, customers achieve over 50 percent
savings in CAPEX and OPEX (News - Alert) compared to integrated hardware-based systems
and traditional virtual appliance offerings. These solutions are
purpose-built for enterprises and service providers looking to design
data centers where agility and automation are priorities, including
private/hybrid/public cloud environments.
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