Secure App Connections to the Cloud

Cloud Security Gateway secures the connection between your company and partners, customers and services in the cloud.   A control point for the API-based communications that drive cloud connectivity, Cloud Security Gateway puts essential policy, access, security, and monitoring into a single software solution.

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Configurable Software Solution

 Managed Methods Cloud Security Gateway solves the security, control, policy and monitoring problems for enterprises conducting business with services in the cloud.  Available for premise based or cloud installation, the software-only solution installs on Windows or Linux, virtual or physical machines and supports redundant and load-balanced configurations.   The most user-configurable system available, Cloud Security Gateway can be installed as a proxy, or a passive listener to meet specific site requirements.


  • Offloads enterprise cloud security, control, and service mediation to a dedicated system
  •  Gives IT proactive control over API traffic to the cloud from the company network
  •  Allows access control, chargeback, auditing and content archive without changes to apps or services
  • Creates Virtual APIs to securely expose REST, SOAP, JMS and SQL services to partners in the cloud

Problems Solved

  • Eliminates non-secure communications between apps in the cloud from enterprise assets
  • Offloads complex security, development and authentication management from application teams
  • Archive and compliance requirements for messaging with non-secure external systems
  • Monitoring and alerting for performance, availability and utilization of cloud connected APIs

Flexible Architecture Options

Cloud Security Gateway can be installed as a proxy gateway, and agent monitor, or passive discovery listener.

Proxy Gateway.  As a proxy destination, the gateway terminates all inbound and initiates new outbound connections.  This configuration puts the Gateway in direct control of all traffic, able to filter and route all API traffic according to a rich set of individual policies for each API.

Agent Monitor.  When direct access to the application is required with no proxy, an agent can be installed on the application server for alerting, reporting and archive functions.

Passive Discovery.  Without any agent installation or intermediate proxy, the Gateway can be configured for real-time listening on a switch port, to monitor, report  and archive API and web service activity. This least intrusive option gives visibility and a completely passive configuration.

Key Features

  • Authentication and access control
  • Encryption and intrusion protection
  • Content filtering and directory based policies
  • Routing, failover and load balancing
  • Throttling and SLA enforcement
  • Publish Virtual APIs for internal REST, SOAP, JMS and SQL services
  • LDAP, Active Directory or custom directory services
  • Archive and reporting using any SQL database
  • OAuth, SAML or custom authentication
  • Secure Token Service (STS)
  • Performance, throughput, heartbeat monitoring
  • Automated report generation and alert notification

Installation Requirements

  • As a Java application, Managed Methods products can be installed on almost any Windows, Linux or UNIX system
  • Java version 6 (JRE 1.6) or higher
  • Single virtual core, premise or cloud
  • 4Gb memory
  • 500 Mb available disk
  • Physical or virtual machines including VMware™ and Microsoft Hyper-V™

Cloud Security Gateway lets you control and track cloud access to internal resources.

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