Last night I had dinner with an old friend. As often times, the conversation rolls around to information security, and the new threats. One tactic for protecting against these new threats appears to be, at least on the surface, is virtualization. How can a company remove access to the Internet while maintaining the ability of those who require access, to get it in a safe way --all without killing the user experience to the point where they'll find alternative means of gaining access.
As mentioned before, I've seen pitches from VMWare, talks on using Med-V, thin client solutions --all of whom believe they have the answer. Not sure if they do, but one thing is for sure. My friend is the Director of Information Security for a very large company and they've doing a pilot/bake-off, and this little, out of no-where company called Invincea is actually one of the companies in the bake-off. Amazing. I can't wait to hear how this goes.
... More to follow on that.
A bit of advice for Invincea? Knock this one out of the park!
I'm liking what I'm hearing about this tiny company so far. I'm going to continue to track it. If anyone from the company is reading this (Dr. G did respond directly to me yesterday), I'd love to talk to a few reference companies!