Imperva Simplifies Web Application Firewall Deployment on Microsoft Azure to Protect Enterprise Apps in the Cloud

REDWOOD SHORES, Calif., July 19, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Imperva, Inc. (NYSE:IMPV), committed to protecting business-critical data and applications in the cloud and on-premises, today announced the general availability of the Imperva SecureSphere Deployment Kit for the new Microsoft Azure Security Center. This solution expands Imperva support for the Microsoft Azure cloud platform, which already includes Imperva SecureSphere Web Application Firewall (WAF) and Database Activity Monitoring Agents. With the SecureSphere Deployment Kit for Azure Security Center, it’s even easier for customers to bring enterprise-grade application security to the cloud and ensure their overall security posture.

Microsoft Azure Security Center is designed to help Azure customers prevent, detect and respond to threats with increased visibility and control over the security of all their Azure resources. For enterprises that deploy mission-critical applications in the cloud, Azure Security Center and the SecureSphere Deployment Kit help automate the deployment of the market-leading SecureSphere Web Application Firewall to protect applications from cyber-attacks. As companies move their applications and data to the cloud, securing those valuable assets from web attacks, data theft and failed audits becomes a heightened organizational priority. Failure to deploy, or improper deployment of, proper security solutions could counteract the cost-savings benefit of the cloud migration—replaced instead with expensive breach investigations, downtime and lawsuits.

The SecureSphere Deployment Kit is an update to the SecureSphere WAF for Azure product that streamlines provisioning and monitoring of multiple WAFs to help secure a large application environment hosted on Azure. It makes it easy to deploy enterprise-grade SecureSphere solutions from Imperva to rapidly monitor and secure applications on Azure. The new solution:

  • Automates deployment of Imperva security solutions on Azure
  • Provides centralized visibility into security alerts and makes it easy to respond to incidents
  • Centrally monitors the health of Imperva security components along with the application elements on Azure

“As enterprise customers decide to migrate critical workloads to the Microsoft Azure cloud platform, they want the same level of security that they already trust from Imperva to protect their critical applications on-premises,” said Ayelet Steinitz, vice president of Business Development at Imperva. “The Deployment Kit will increase the customer adoption rate for SecureSphere on Microsoft Azure by making it easy for them to deploy proof-of-concept environments and rapidly see the value of Imperva application security.”

The SecureSphere Deployment Kit is available now for free to customers that have already purchased the Imperva SecureSphere WAF for Azure. To learn more about SecureSphere for Azure, please visit here.

“The SecureSphere Deployment Kit for Microsoft Azure Security Center makes it easier for enterprise customers to secure the on-premises applications that they move into Microsoft Azure,” said Bob Kelly, corporate vice president, Cloud + Enterprise Business Development, Microsoft. “Enterprises will benefit from the same visibility and control in the cloud that they trust in their data centers to protect critical applications and data.”

Forward Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements about the customer adoption rate for SecureSphere on Azure and the benefits it will provide to customers. These forward-looking statements are subject to material risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ substantially from expectations. Investors should consider important risk factors, including but not limited to: the risk that demand for the company’s products on Azure may not increase or may decrease, including as a result of global macroeconomic conditions and other economic conditions that may reduce enterprise software or security spending generally; the risk that the cyber security markets that Imperva addresses may not grow as anticipated; the risk that competitors may be perceived by customers to be better positioned to handle cyber security threats and protect their businesses from major risk; the risk that existing customers may focus their additional cyber security spending on other technologies or addressing other risks; and other risks detailed under the caption “Risk Factors” in the company’s Form 10-Q filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, or the SEC, on May 9, 2016 and the company’s other SEC filings. You can obtain copies of the company’s SEC filings on the SEC’s website at Any forward-looking statement made by the company speaks only as of the date on which it is made. The company is under no obligation to, and expressly disclaims any obligation to, update or alter its forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, subsequent events or otherwise.

About Imperva
Imperva® (NYSE:IMPV) is a leading provider of cyber security solutions that protect business-critical data and applications. The company’s SecureSphere, CounterBreach, Incapsula and Skyfence product lines enable organizations to discover assets and risks, protect information wherever it lives – in the cloud and on-premises – and comply with regulations. The Imperva Defense Center, a research team comprised of some of the world’s leading experts in data and application security, continually enhances Imperva products with up-to-the-minute threat intelligence, and publishes reports that provide insight and guidance on the latest threats and how to mitigate them. Imperva is headquartered in Redwood Shores, California. Learn more:, our blog, on Twitter.

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