Imperva FlexProtect Simplifies Security For Hybrid Cloud Application Deployments

By   ISBuzz Team
Writer , Information Security Buzz | Mar 23, 2017 12:47 pm PST

FlexProtect, SIEM dashboard and scalable WAF deployments help customers dynamically protect their applications in the cloud and on-premises  

London, UK.  Imperva, Inc. (NASDAQ: IMPV), committed to protecting business-critical data and applications in the cloud and on-premises, today announced Imperva FlexProtect to give customers access to both Imperva SecureSphere and Imperva Incapsula within a single subscription agreement. By providing the flexibility to deploy Imperva web application firewall (WAF) solutions based on need, the subscription helps organizations simplify the protection of enterprise applications as they migrate their portfolios from on-premises data centers to the cloud.

The cloud market will accelerate in 2017 as enterprises seek to gain efficiencies as they scale compute resources to better serve customers noted a Forrester Research blog.* As companies migrate applications from on-premises to the cloud, application security itself must become hybrid to support the combination of both on-premises and cloud appliances along with cloud services. However, within the enterprise application portfolio, there is usually uncertainty surrounding which applications will move and when, how they will be rearchitectured, and what happens if an app needs to be migrated back on-premises or moved to a different cloud. By giving customers the flexibility to use Incapsula and SecureSphere, regardless of where an application is initially deployed or migrated, Imperva FlexProtect directly supports dynamic hybrid cloud deployments and provides needed investment protection to manage this transition.

“When meeting with customers, one of the considerations in securing web applications has been how to balance the investment in on-premises and cloud-based solutions while in the midst of a cloud migration,” said Morgan Gerhart, vice president of Product Marketing at Imperva. “It became clear we needed to help our customers future-proof their web security investments by removing the uncertainty they face around cloud migration – thus FlexProtect was born.”

To help monitor hybrid deployments, Imperva also announced a new SIEM dashboard called Imperva AppSecurity View, which enables security events from both SecureSphere and Incapsula to be viewed from a single dashboard, giving security operations centers and executives an integrated view. In addition, the recently announced SecureSphere v12 adds support for deployments in the cloud including automatic scaling and central management of on-premises and cloud instances. Together SecureSphere v12, FlexProtect and AppSecurity View give customers the fluidity and investment protection to adapt their application security posture as their portfolio evolves.

Verisk Analytics is a leading data analytics provider encompassing more than 40 companies. “The size and nature of our company makes it hard to project exactly what solutions we are going to need as we migrate to the cloud. We don’t want to be stuck with the wrong mix of cloud or on-premises solutions as this could hold up our migration given that our procurement process to add new licenses can take a month. Imperva FlexProtect gives me the agility I need to move solutions around quickly, and it’s one less worry as I migrate to the cloud,” commented Ted Cooney, CISO at Verisk Analytics.

Forward Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements about the market for cloud-based security solutions and the ability of Imperva solutions to meet those needs. These forward-looking statements are subject to material risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ substantially from expectations. Investors should consider important risk factors, including but not limited to: the risk that the cloud-based application markets that hybrid products address may not grow as anticipated; the risk that demand for hybrid solutions may not increase or may decrease, including as a result of global macroeconomic conditions and other economic conditions that may reduce enterprise software or security spending generally; Imperva’s ability to provide customers with the resources, support and other benefits that they expect to receive from hybrid solutions; the risk that competitors may be perceived by customers to offer greater value or be better positioned to help handle hybrid deployments and the associated cyber security threats; the risk that existing customers may focus their additional cyber security spending on other technologies or addressing other risks; the risk that Imperva growth may be lower than anticipated; and other risks detailed under the caption “Risk Factors” in the Imperva Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, or the SEC, on February 24, 2017 and Imperva’s other SEC filings. You can obtain copies of Imperva’s SEC filings on the SEC’s website at Any forward-looking statement made by Imperva speaks only as of the date on which it is made. Imperva is under no obligation to, and expressly disclaims any obligation to, update or alter its forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, subsequent events or otherwise.

About Imperva Web Application Protection Solutions

Imperva SecureSphere analyzes user access to business-critical web applications and protects these applications and the data they utilize against targeted web-based attacks.

Imperva Incapsula is a cloud-based WAF delivered as a service that enables customers to protect websites and increase their performance, improve end user experiences and safeguard web applications and their data from attack. Incapsula has robust WAF capabilities that can thwart web attacks, DDoS mitigation to ensure access to online business assets, a content delivery network to optimize and accelerate web traffic, and a load balancer to maximize the potential of web environments.

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