Veriflow’s CloudPredict Provides Granular Insight Into Public Clouds
Carl Weinschenk | March 01, 2019
Veriflow this week introduced CloudPredict, a platform that provides organizations with clearer insights into their public clouds. The company supported the release with research suggesting that public cloud visibility indeed is lacking. CloudPredict provides what the company calls “a consistent, established feedback loop” that equalizes insight into public clouds as well as private clouds and on-premise infrastructure. The software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform has four basic capabilities: Visualizing and searching paths and objects in public and multi-cloud environments, Verifying and segmenting cloud applications enabling prediction of vulnerabilities, Tracking changes and assuring compliance on-premise and in single and multi-cloud environments, Ensuring what Veriflow calls “end-to-end reachability” across multi-cloud and hybrid environments. Organizational use of public clouds raises unique issues. Access to the data necessary to fully enfranchise operational and security elements can be difficult to get. Though the hardware in a public cloud is the responsibility of the provider, tenants are in charge of their own configurations, Brighten Godfrey, CTO and co-founder of Veriflow, told SDxCentral. This divide can be tricky. “Unfortunately, the cloud has been like a black box to many networking teams: the provider doesn’t make it easy to see what happens in the virtual network layer, and solutions to visualize and verify cloud and multi-cloud networks have not kept pace with the increase in complexity as enterprises come to rely more on public cloud,” Godfrey wrote in an email.