• immixGroup Partners with Catbird to Secure Virtual and Cloud Environments

    Enables Government Agencies to Maintain Consistent Security Policies Across Virtualized Data Center Infrastructure

    Scotts Valley, Calif., McLean, VA., Tuesday, November 4, 2014–Today, many government agencies are looking to new data center technologies, specifically virtual networking, resulting in highly dynamic and agile infrastructures. As evidenced by the release of the NIST Cloud Computing Roadmap in October, this shift has created the need for a new approach to improve IT security in these environments. To address these cybersecurity and compliance requirements, Catbird and immixGroup today announced their partnership. Catbird’s cloud security and compliance solution will be included in immixGroup’s offering, enhancing their portfolio for government customers. 
    • Partnership rounds out immixGroup offerings – immixGroup provides comprehensive cybersecurity and cloud computing solutions to the public sector. Catbird augments their customers’ risk management strategies with the virtual network security needed to secure dynamic environments. 
    • Delivers consistent security policy – This partnership provides government agencies with an automated security policy solution, enabling IT to implement best practice network security controls and provide evidence and assurance of control for NIST, FISMA, FedRAMP, PCI, and HIPAA. To learn more about the NIST Cloud Computing Roadmap visit http://www.nist.gov/itl/antd/cloud-102214.cfm.
    • Controls validation and proof of compliance – Catbird’s abilities to validate that security controls are in place, continuously monitor, enforce controls to bring systems back into compliance, and provide superior visualization and informatics, support immixGroup’s government customers with their compliance requirements.
    • Contract vehicles in place – For government agencies and channel partners looking to secure existing or new virtualized environments, immixGroup will make Catbird software (COTS) available via a number of contract vehicles, including GSA Schedule IT70, NASA SEWP IV, NETCENTS-2 and others.
     Sri Sundaralingam, vice president of products and marketing, Catbird, said:
    “Through total visibility of virtual infrastructure and the regained situational awareness Catbird provides, agencies can leverage the power and economics of the cloud. We are pleased to partner with immixGroup to assist government agencies in managing the security within their virtual and cloud environments while providing them with the evidence of control that is required for compliance.”
    Chris Wilkinson, senior director of market development, immixGroup, said:
    “As our customers look for opportunities to realize increased efficiencies through virtualization, they turn to us to provide them with reliable products and services that securely enable the adoption of new capabilities to support more efficient mission operations. Adding Catbird to our portfolio of resources enhances our security risk management capabilities and strengthens the value proposition for our government customers and our partner community.”

    About immixGroup, Inc.

    immixGroup, an Arrow company, is a value-added distributor that helps technology companies do business with the government. immixGroup enables IT manufacturers and solution providers to grow their public sector business and accelerate the sales cycle. Since 1997, immixGroup has delivered the specialized resources and expertise these companies need to increase their revenue, support their demand creators, and operate efficiently in the complex public sector IT market. Government agencies at the federal, state, and local levels trust immixGroup to provide reliable access to a wide range of enterprise software and hardware products through their preferred contracts and business partners. For more information, contact immixGroup, Inc. at 703.752.0610, via email at info@immixgroup.com, or on the Web at www.immixgroup.com.

    About Catbird

    Catbird, the leader in security policy automation and enforcement for private clouds and virtual infrastructure, brings the power, agility and automation of the cloud to security policy and compliance, with a solution that automates, instruments and enforces policy while providing proof of continuous compliance. Customers rely on Catbird for managing cloud and virtualized infrastructure subject to compliance requirements including HIPAA, PCI-DSS, FISMA and SOX. The company is a winner of four Best of Show Finalist Awards at VMworld, CRN’s 2013 Virtualization 50 and SC Magazine’s “Innovator of the Year” for virtualization security. For more information please visit www.catbird.com

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