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Unisys (UIS) Expands Cloud Security Alliance With Microsoft

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Unisys Corporation UIS recently fortified its Stealth security software suite by adding the new Microsoft MSFT Azure Service Tag Discovery API to provide enhanced security for clients accessing cloud-based Azure services.

Stealth will help update security configuration rules automatically for uninterrupted access to Azure services. On the other hand, the Service Tag Discovery API automates administrative processes for undisrupted and protected access to Azure services for enterprise clients, even as security requirements evolve.

This move is an expansion of Unisys long documented alliance with Microsoft Azure. Expanding upon Microsoft's security built into Azure, Stealth adds extra security measures, unifies security management for enterprises using the cloud and creates a highly competent link for conveying workload to Azure in a safe and efficient manner.

Notably, the Stealth software utilizes encryption and identity-driven micro-segmentation techniques. Even if rivals break into one micro-segment, they would not be able to move across to other parts of the enterprise environment.

On the other hand, the Service Tag Discovery API will enable enables clients to expedite the migration of sensitive workloads into Azure, protecting high-profile and sensitive government and commercial data via hyper-secure tunnels. This encourages and enables clients to adopt of zero trust architecture models.

Scope of the Expanded Alliance

Demand for advanced cloud security technology is growing at a rapid pace, and the Unisys and Microsoft tie-up will help clients get an edge over their peers. Per a market research report by MarketsandMarkets, the cloud security market is expected to grow to $12.73 billion globally at an estimated CAGR of 25.5% between 2017 and 2022.

Earlier this year, Unisys announced the availability of CloudForte for Microsoft Azure for helping government and industry accelerate cloud adoption and migration.

Leading companies across various industries require advanced cyber security solutions to help protect their ecosystems in the cloud. These solutions will provide customers both flexibility and assurance.

Growing Efforts in Cloud Security Bode Well

The information technology industry is presently undergoing a transition phase, forging new disruptive trends in cloud mobility, Big Data, social computing and increasing awareness of cybersecurity. To drive future growth, Unisys is focusing its resources and investments in several targeted, high-potential market areas, including security.

Notably, its new offerings in this space, such as CloudForte, continue to complement its industry go-to market efforts. The company also launched the Unisys CloudForte for hybrid cloud environments in May this year.

Moreover, the expanding Stealth portfolio continues to drive growth. Unisys’ Stealth 4.0 has been integrated with security platforms of key companies like Palo Alto’s (PANW - Free Report) Panorama network security management platform, and Dell’s DELL Cyber Recovery software.

The company’s focus on security has resulted in several large contract wins in the recent years, including those in the U.S. federal sector. This continued flow of new contracts is driving revenue growth, as reflected in its last reported quarter, wherein the company generated approximately 20% of total revenues from security-related services and solutions.

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