Cloudbric is a new cloud-based security service built by Penta Security that aims to make WAF and DDoS Mitigation more accessible to the little guy. Penta Security Systems is Korea’s largest IT security firm and they developed the Cloudbric service in 2014.
Their platform is primarily a Web Application Firewall called WAPPLES that Penta built from the ground up years ago. Their WAF is a self-learning engine that detects both known and unknown attacks and does not use a signature-based engine like ModSecurity.
They have nearly 3,000 customers including TechCrunch, Gartner, BMW, Nike, ebay, and more.
Cloudbric data centers are located in Singapore, Tokyo, Ireland, California, and Oregon. These are strategically placed at the center of the highest density Internet Exchange Points around the world.
Pricing & Contract Terms
The cloud security market is still relatively new, and thus, it is often expensive. High end services from companies like Akamai are thousands per month even at the entry level. That’s where Cloudbric is different. They offer flat-rate monthly pricing based on your bandwidth needs, and the service is completely free up to 4GB. After you exceed 100GB in data transfer you pay $149/month plus a small amount per additional GB transferred. Enterprise plans are available for those with over 1TB/mo of traffic (which is still relatively small).
It’s clear that this service is targeted at reaching the SMB market who has largely been ignored by the larger security players, and it seems to be paying off.
According to Penta Security, their WAF is superior to ModSecurity in every way because it does not use a signature-based engine to blacklist and whitelist the traffic, but rather it uses self-learning to detect both known and unknown attacks with advanced algorithms. They are also PCI compliant and protect against DDoS and all kinds of other web attacks.
Why Choose Cloudbric?
With Cloudbric, simplicity is the name of the game. Cloud security is still too complex for most small and midsize businesses but they have made it accessible to everyone. With an extremely simple signup and 3 step configuration process, you can be up and running in minutes. Add simple and transparent pay as you go pricing and you have a real winner.
While it’s clear they are targeting small business with this model, they have already gained traction with some huge enterprises as well. Whether they can take out the established cloud security giants like Akamai and CloudFlare remains to be seen, but it looks like they are off to a great start.