Feeds

Brit upstart flogs cloudy SaaS to clipboard-waving bods

Hit compliance standards for less

High performance access to file storage

Infosec 2012 UK-based startup SureCloud is flogging a cloud-based auditing and compliance platform at mid-market businesses with high info-security standards.

SureCloud’s Unified Compliance Platform pulls together component elements such as vulnerability scanning, SIEM (security information & event management), wireless intrusion detection (IDS) and configuration auditing into a single platform.

Richard Hibbert, SureCloud chief exec, said that the firm's "security as a service" approach allows it to target SME and local government customers to meet compliance standards on a lower budget and without buying a variety of point products and services from the likes of Cisco, HP and Qualys.

The SaaS-based auditing and compliance automation service is designed to help mid-market organisations in regulated industries to simplify and reduce the cost of fulfilling their security management and information compliance obligations – making it easier for them to comply with the credit-card industry's PCI-DSS regime, for example.

SureCloud’s hybrid offering ties together products from multiple third-party vendors, but the firm doesn't disclose whose technology it is using.

The platform is designed to simplify the whole compliance process from data discovery through to providing actionable intelligence about vulnerabilities, via a single dashboard the provides data on threats and network activity. Customers gain the opportunity to significantly reduce their risk from data breaches as well as ability to manage their compliance commitments using fewer staff and without buying complex kit from multiple suppliers, says the firm.

"Customers can do more with less budget," Hibbert said. "Our platform helps customers to minimise security monitoring and remediation costs," he added.

Established in 2006, SureCloud is based in Reading and says it has more than 200 customers throughout the UK, which include a large number of local authorities and other customers in retail, financial services and gambling. The firm has aspirations to expand overseas, initially to English-speaking countries. ®

High performance access to file storage

More from The Register

next story
Seagate brings out 6TB HDD, did not need NO STEENKIN' SHINGLES
Or helium filling either, according to reports
European Court of Justice rips up Data Retention Directive
Rules 'interfering' measure to be 'invalid'
Dropbox defends fantastically badly timed Condoleezza Rice appointment
'Nothing is going to change with Dr. Rice's appointment,' file sharer promises
Cisco reps flog Whiptail's Invicta arrays against EMC and Pure
Storage reseller report reveals who's selling what
Bored with trading oil and gold? Why not flog some CLOUD servers?
Chicago Mercantile Exchange plans cloud spot exchange
Just what could be inside Dropbox's new 'Home For Life'?
Biz apps, messaging, photos, email, more storage – sorry, did you think there would be cake?
IT bods: How long does it take YOU to train up on new tech?
I'll leave my arrays to do the hard work, if you don't mind
prev story

Whitepapers

Securing web applications made simple and scalable
In this whitepaper learn how automated security testing can provide a simple and scalable way to protect your web applications.
Five 3D headsets to be won!
We were so impressed by the Durovis Dive headset we’ve asked the company to give some away to Reg readers.
HP ArcSight ESM solution helps Finansbank
Based on their experience using HP ArcSight Enterprise Security Manager for IT security operations, Finansbank moved to HP ArcSight ESM for fraud management.
The benefits of software based PBX
Why you should break free from your proprietary PBX and how to leverage your existing server hardware.
Mobile application security study
Download this report to see the alarming realities regarding the sheer number of applications vulnerable to attack, as well as the most common and easily addressable vulnerability errors.