6 ways big data is helping reinvent enterprise security

What’s true in the rest of the world is true for security software, as well: more data means more intelligence. Thanks to the emergence of new techniques for storing, collecting and analyzing data, there’s a new wave of security companies looking smarter than ever.

Zscaler finally accepts VC dollars — and gets $38M

Zscaler is done saying no to venture capitalists and has managed to raise $38 million in its first round of outside investment from Lightspeed Ventures. The company is offering a new form of security software designed to accommodate today’s mobile workforce and delivered as a service.

Cisco buys Virtuata to beef up VM security

Cisco Systems is buying Virtuata, a specialist in virtual machine security and will meld that company into its data center security group, led by David Yen. As virtualization of workloads proliferates across organizations and data centers, the need for VM security will only grow.

How Bromium lets bad guys in and still keeps data safe

Forget the ideas of virtual desktops and desktop hypervisors to separate employees’ work lives from their personal lives. Bromium, the latest company from Xen creators Simon Crosby and Ian Pratt, creates isolated instances on computer processors that keep code from going where it’s not wanted.

Stealthy startup Bluebox gets $9.5M to secure a BYOD world

A startup called Bluebox has raised $9.5 million from Andreessen Horowitz and Andy Bechtolsheim, among others, although the world will have to wait a little longer to hear about the technology justifying all that money. What we do know if that Bluebox targets mobile security.

Memo to I.T.: Don’t fight the public cloud; embrace it

Citrix CTO, Simon Crosby, today explained how enterprise workers will use the public cloud even if it breaks the rules. And the “cloud in your pocket” on a smartphone is changing the I.T. segment faster than anything else. He has a solution for the security though.

Simon Crosby leaving Citrix to tackle cloud security

Simon Crosby is leaving his post as data center and virtualization CTO at Citrix Systems to launch a new company called Bromium that will utilize virtualization technology to tackle cloud computing security. The company raised $9.2 million from Andreessen Horowitz, Ignition Partners and Lightspeed Venture Partners.