BROMIUM RETURNS TO ITS ROOTS AND BRINGS TRANSFORMATIVE CYBERSECURITY TO VMWORLD
Co-Founders and Virtualization Gurus Ian Pratt and Simon Crosby to Host Exclusive Breakfast
LAS VEGAS, Aug. 28, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Today at VMworld 2017, Bromium®, Inc., the pioneer in virtualization-based cybersecurity, returns to the virtualization community with co-founders and industry leaders Ian Pratt and Simon Crosby. After several years focusing on the cybersecurity market, the company is coming back to the technologists that share their vision in order to demonstrate a broadened set of use cases for virtualization to combat growing cyber threats and attacks.
Ian and Simon have a history of successful joint hypervisor and cloud related projects. Together they co-founded XenSource, which built enterprise-class virtualization products based on the Xen hypervisor, with Ian as chief scientist and Simon as CTO. XenSource was acquired by Citrix in 2007, which today powers many of the world’s largest public cloud environments. Ian was founder of the Xen project and is now chairman emeritus. In 2007, Simon was awarded a coveted spot as one of InfoWorld’s Top 25 CTOs, and both are advisors to numerous companies and organizations.
In 2010, they decided to apply their expertise in virtualization to a different problem: cybersecurity. They recognized the implicit vulnerabilities in desktop computing and imagined an approach that placed the riskiest tasks – using Windows applications, downloading documents and browsing the internet – into their own, self-contained and hardware enforced VMs for radically improved security. At the intersection of virtualization and security, Bromium’s co-founders invented a way to dramatically reduce the threat surface of the operating system, while protecting every day corporate activities and end users from cyber attacks.
“The genius of our co-founders was the recognition that end-user computing has progressed rapidly, but also produced an increasingly large attack surface for bad actors. They also understood the value in using virtualization – one of the few disruptive technologies to have transformed modern computing – to protect users and data,” said Gregory Webb, CEO at Bromium. “Their ability to isolate attacks below the OS at the hardware level in mini, virtual detonation chambers is their real genius. To the delight of the threat intelligence community, these completely safe and disposable computing sessions also produce real time kill-chain analysis with complete attack forensics.”
Bromium virtualization-based security is preventive: it doesn’t require a patient zero. It self-defends and self-remediates, providing tremendous advantage over the traditional detect-to-protect approach. Bromium protects organizations from both known and unknown attacks, including novel zero-day attacks and polymorphic malware, even on unpatched Windows machines. Only virtualization based security can defend against the sophisticated attack techniques used by government entities of rival nation states, and now being adopted by cybercriminals and terrorist groups.
“What’s most amazing about this kind of security is it doesn’t require end users to do anything,” Webb continues. “We know we’re successful when the user doesn’t know we’re present on the machine. Our software just works – protecting users, data and machines with no impact on the user experience. Users can click with confidence and get their jobs done with full productivity and complete protection. In fact, our largest commercial and government customers report how Bromium has changed core user behaviors. Once petrified of ransomware attacks that would take over and lock up one’s machine, our users squeal with delight when they ‘catch’ the malware, happily calling the security team to share new threat intelligence from their protected machines.”
Bromium is hosting an exclusive breakfast with “The Godfathers of Virtualization” on Wednesday at 8:30am in the Mandalay Bay Foundation Room. Those interested in attending can get a ticket from the Bromium Booth #131 on the show floor.
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