SOURCE: 2nd Watch

October 08, 2015 14:19 ET

2nd Watch Partners With Evident.io to Support AWS Workloads

2nd Watch to Offer the Evident Security Platform (ESP) as Part of a New Assessment Service

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwired - Oct 8, 2015) -  2nd Watch announces a partnership with Evident.io, a leading provider of cloud infrastructure security for customer workloads running on Amazon Web Services (AWS), in addition to a new security service designed specifically for AWS customers.

Security is the top priority for companies hosting data and applications on the cloud, and 2nd Watch continues to address this need through a combination of partnerships, professional services and certifications. The firm employs more than two dozen AWS-trained security experts, and recently earned its SOC2 credentials.

The new 2nd Watch security assessment service will leverage Evident.io's ESP offering, which continuously monitors an organization's entire AWS footprint, identifying and assessing security risks, providing security staff with expert remediation guidance, and enabling painless security auditing and compliance reporting. 2nd Watch will complement the use of Evident.io's solution by offering analysis and recommendations based on experience with hundreds of successful AWS deployments. More info about the 2nd Watch security assessment service can be found here.

"Many enterprise IT departments now have mandates to move business critical workloads to the cloud. Often these efforts are slowed down by industry security and compliance regulations that traditional security solutions ported to the cloud cannot meet," says Tim Prendergast, CEO and co-founder at Evident.io. "The 2nd Watch security assessment service, powered by Evident.io's cloud-native security platform, provides enterprises with complete and continuous visibility into the security and risk posture of their entire workload running on AWS, and backed by 2nd Watch's trained AWS security experts." 

"The cloud has proven to be a safe, cost-effective and convenient solution for large companies," says Kris Bliesner, co-founder and CTO at 2nd Watch. "And yet there will always be a need for security monitoring and management, in particular as companies push more data and apps onto the cloud. Having worked with AWS for many years, 2nd Watch has a unique understanding of the service and its capabilities. We are excited to partner with Evident.io to help customers benefit from that experience."

About Evident.io
Evident.io is the pioneer and leader in security and compliance automation for public cloud. The Evident Security Platform (ESP) enables organizations of all sizes to proactively manage cloud security risk -- minimizing attack surface and improving overall security posture, all from a single dashboard. ESP continuously monitors an organization's entire AWS footprint, identifying and assessing security risks, providing security staff with expert remediation guidance, and enabling painless security auditing and compliance reporting. Built on Amazon Web Services APIs, ESP is agent-less and can be deployed to even the most complex environments in minutes. Evident.io is a privately held company based in Dublin, CA and backed by Bain Capital Ventures and True Ventures. For more information please visit: www.evident.io. Evident.io is an AWS Advanced Technology Partner (the highest tier of partnership with Amazon Web Services), a corporate member of the Cloud Security Alliance, and a participating organization of the PCI Security Services Council (SSC).

About 2nd Watch
2nd Watch is an APN Premier Consulting Partner providing managed cloud to enterprises. The company's subject matter experts, software-enabled services and cutting-edge solutions provide companies with tested, proven, and trusted solutions, allowing them to fully leverage the power of the public cloud. 2nd Watch solutions are high performing, robust, increase operational excellence, decrease time to market, accelerate growth and lower risk. Its patent-pending, proprietary tools automate everyday workload management processes for big data analytics, digital marketing, line-of-business and cloud native workloads. 2nd Watch is a new breed of partner which helps enterprises design, deploy and manage cloud solutions and monitors business critical workloads 24x7. 2nd Watch has more than 400 enterprise workloads under its management and more than 75,000 instances in its managed public cloud. The venture-backed company is headquartered in Seattle, Washington. To learn more about 2nd Watch, visit www.2ndwatch.com or call 888-317-7920.

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