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CloudCheckr – Simplifying cloud security across multiple public clouds and hybrid workloads


The number of enterprises migrating their applications, and data to the cloud has been increasing consistently. A number of studies suggest that cloud platforms provide enterprises with a more secure outlet for storing applications and data. Organizations need robust security solutions that meet the frequency and speed of cloud deployment. They must also leverage the latest security tools and implement advanced security protocols to eliminate the disastrous impact of targeted security attacks.

CloudCheckr is an AWS Advanced Technology Partner with Security and Government competencies, as well as a certified Silver Partner with Azure, to support multi- or hybrid-cloud strategies. The firm unifies IT, security, and finance teams around the cloud and provides total visibility, deep insight, cloud automation, and governance. It is a comprehensive cloud management solution that helps businesses manage and automate cost and security for their public cloud environments. The CloudCheckr platform transforms data from public cloud services into actionable insights by reporting, alerting, analyzing, and automating the environment for optimal utilization and cost. It also assures a safe environment and mitigating cloud vulnerabilities and misconfigurations. The firm integrates more than 500 Best Practice Checks into the CloudCheckr platform for cost, security, performance, and availability to optimize and automate your cloud investment.

Robust products furnished by CloudCheckr

CloudCheckr CMx: Next-generation cloud management features a new experience for delivering total visibility into infrastructures and organizational management by individuals, teams, and roles. With the ability to unify disparate data sources across an enterprise, businesses achieve immediate and actionable insights on how to run and scale public cloud infrastructure. CloudCheckr CMx is the only cloud insights solution with the flexibility to meet business requirements at scale. It is built to support the most sophisticated organizational structures from large enterprises to managed service providers to government agencies achieving significant cost savings while ensuring the highest level of public cloud security and compliance.

CloudCheckr CMx High Security: CloudCheckr CMx High Security is built to the highest security levels and supports 300 rigorous controls in 17 control families from NIST 800-53. Combined with AI-based threat detection and daily automated internal vulnerability scans, the commercial-grade cloud computing security management will accelerate your cloud adoption in financial services, healthcare, and other regulated industries. High-Security cloud compliant environment enables multi-region disaster recovery, running in two Availability Zones (two data centers) for a 15-minute Recovery Time Objective (RTO). Single faults such as database instance loss will failover to the alternate region in just moments.

CloudCheckr CMx Federal: With CloudCheckr CMx Federal, agencies gain total visibility of their resource utilization, security configuration, compliance, and cloud spend in one application. The cloud cost management solutions, designed with IT finance teams in mind, deliver automated invoicing, billing management, chargebacks, and budget recommendations across complex organizations.

CloudCheckr Finance Manager: CloudCheckr Finance Manager is designed to give financial operations a complete picture of IT costs across their organization's hybrid cloud infrastructure. When utilized with CloudCheckr CMx, IT teams tasked with enterprise-wide cloud adoption gain a comprehensive view across their private and public cloud environments, enabling complete optimization and unparalleled cost control. It is highly flexible and meets the needs of organizations in a wide range of industries.

The pre-eminent leader behind the supremacy of CloudChekr

Tim McKinnon serves as the Chief Executive Officer of CloudCheckr. He is responsible for the organization's overall vision, strategy, and execution. Mr. Tim brings more than 20 years of software industry experience at cutting-edge companies. He began his career as an engineer and architect, later progressing to senior roles at companies building innovative and disruptive technology.

Most recently, Tim was President and CEO at Sonian, an Amazon and ventured capital-funded company, acquired by Barracuda Networks. Sonian created a unique and rapidly growing white-label OEM compliance, archival, and security product that leveraged disruptive public cloud technology at scale. Tim also served on Sonian's board of directors.

Tim graduated from Framingham State University with a B.S. in Computer Science and Vermont Technical College with an Associate's Degree in Computer Engineering. He obtained his Master's in Business Administration from Babson College. Tim volunteers with a Conservation Commission to manage open space, wetland resource areas, and environmental conservation efforts in his leisure time. He's active in his community and recognized as a Boston Business Journal '40 Under 40' honoree in 2017.

"CloudCheckr turns complexity and chaos into clarity to help keep cloud environments in check."