July Special Edition 2021

Anitian Automates Cloud Security and Compliance to Accelerate Business Growth


Founded in 1995, Anitian delivers the fastest path to application security and compliance in the cloud. Anitian’s Compliance Automation Platform and SecureCloud DevSecOps Platform help high-growth SaaS companies get applications to market quickly, so they can unlock revenue in weeks, not months or years.

The Anitian platform offers the fastest path to security and compliance for cloud applications, enabling enterprises to dramatically accelerate cloud deployments and time-to-market. Featuring a complete, automated, and pre-built cloud environment, the Anitian platform wraps around an application in hours to make existing or new cloud applications secure and compliant with FedRAMP, PCI, CMMC, GDPR, ISO, and more. Anitian uses the power and scale of its pre-engineered cloud environment and platform to enable organizations to enter new markets and unlock revenue in weeks, not months or years.

Over the past year, Anitian accelerated all aspects of their business to meet customer demand and drive innovation. In parallel with increased customer wins, the company made several significant updates to its product lineup, expanded its strategic partnerships, and broadened its team.

“2020 has been a transformational year for Anitian, and the industry as a whole,” said Anitian CEO, Rakesh Narasimhan. “As organizations embrace new ways of working in a distributed cloud-centric enterprise, the speed and scale of Anitian’s automated and standardized cloud platform is resonating with customers adapting to a changing world. Organizations who are leaders in their category are increasingly placing Anitian at the center of their cloud security and compliance strategy due to our proven track record of getting their applications to market more securely and rapidly.”

Working with Orion Health

Orion Health is an award winning, global provider of healthcare information technology that advances population health management and precision medicine solutions. With headquarters in Auckland, New Zealand, Orion Health has 25 offices in 30 countries and serves more than 450 customers such as healthcare providers and payers, networks, and government organizations.

Orion Health business focuses on exchanging healthcare records between organizations securely. In 2016, Orion Health embarked on a journey to build a security operations center (SOC) on AWS.

Orion had files on AWS and was using native AWS services such as RDS, IAM, Cloudtrail, VPC, and EC2. They needed security operations and compliance to work at speed and scale of their DevOps teams. Traditional Managed Security providers fell short of offering solutions that commingled data with other companies. This was a compliance boundary issue for Orion due to privacy rules. Computing needed to be done within the confines of each of Orion’s customers’ own environment.

Finally, they wanted a security solution that could support both Windows and Linux operating systems, and of course, a security partner with deep experience on AWS and healthcare compliance.

After reviewing several security solutions for AWS environments, Orion Health turned to Anitian. We suggested our Compliance Automation Platform to provide the automation they were looking for. Anitian was the only solution that could integrate with their DevOps Teams, assist them with compliance requirements, offer 24x7 incident response, and offered a solution that did not commingle their data.

Anitian’s Compliance Automation Platform provided Orion with the capabilities to secure data and meet PCI, HIPAA, and other compliance requirements. Several AWS cloud-native services were implemented to secure their environment such as AWS WAF, AWS Application Gateway, EC2, and VPC. Anitian augmented their solution by adding AWS Config and Cloud formation templates. Additionally, AnitianSecOps formed the foundation for Orion Health’s SOC with automated, centralized, policy-driven management and administration.

The results were great for Orion health. The company met their stringent security requirements and gained HIPAA compliance. In addition, their lead product, Amadeus on AWS was able to gain HITRUST certification and GDPR requirements within a few months of deployment.

With the 24x7 security operations center (SOC), Orion Health’s team had the global visibility they needed to efficiently manage customers in any country around the world through the SOC allowing them to grow as a company and meet their compliance objectives without having to build their own SOC teams, tools, and configurations. This allowed them to be much nimbler as a company and focus on growing their business.

The Leader

Rakesh Narasimhan, President and CEO

Rakesh brings to Anitian more than 25 years of experience as a global executive with a demonstrated track record of value creation through technology innovation, revenue growth, customer experience and operational excellence. He is recognized for his success in helping high-growth technology and Software-as-a-Service companies scale globally and innovate, most recently as President and Chief Operating Officer at SpaceFlight Industries, a global disrupter in the Space Industry delivering value in software and rocket launches to the Small Satellite industry. Previously, he served as Group Vice President of the $1.8B Enterprise business at Citrix and prior to that he served as the General Manager for Azure Data, Security and Storage infrastructure businesses at Microsoft Corporation.

“Anitian uses the power and scale of its pre-engineered cloud environment and platform to enable organizations to enter new markets and unlock revenue in weeks, not months or years.”

“Over the past year, Anitian accelerated all aspects of their business to meet customer demand and drive innovation.”