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YL Ventures-backed FireLayers gets out of stealth mode to provide cloud security tools

(Credit: FireLayers) Image shows a screenshot capture of the website of FireLayers.FireLayers
February 19
6:57 AM 2014

FireLayers has stepped out of the shadows and launched from stealth mode, VentureBeat reported.

A cloud security startup, FireLayers said it has received the support of YL Ventures but did not reveal how much investment money was given. Information from its website showed that the startup intends to help firms utilize cloud applications more securely. In their website, FireLayers said, "Our comprehensive, policy-based platform - an industry first - ensures that organizations maintain enterprise-level of security, compliance and IT governance across all of their cloud applications. The deployment of unifying policies leads to organization-wide enforcement of best practices, cost savings, leveraged resources and better business results."

With FireLayers, IT departments of companies can look out for malicious threats using tools to track how employees utilize cloud-based software like Yammer, Workday, NetSuite, Microsoft Office 365 and instead of acting only when a breach has already occurred. The startup enables firms to determine security and compliances rules affecting various applications or put up their own policies for individual applications. FireLayers checks for potential holes that could threaten the company even as it gives usage audits. It will also form a "network" where their clients can talk about the practices that work best for them, the report said.

The field isn't new, however. VentureBeat reported that FireLayers is going to have to prove itself worthy against other rivals in the space promoting this kind of protection for companies that use cloud-based applications. Startups have also mushroomed in this space quite often these days, the report said. 

Startups that aim to make using cloud software more secure like Bitglass, CloudLock and Elastica have also lured more investor money recently. For its part, FireLayers thinks that its competitors in the segment include Netskope and SkyHigh Networks. FireLayers operates from its San Francisco office in the USA and also has another office in Netanya, Israel, the report said.


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