Grow total addressable market for virtualized security appliances in the datacenter.
For multiple solution types and virtualization environments.
Virtual network function vendors can enter the OpenStack market without significant monetary investments.
Software-defined network vendors can attract new security VNFs to work on top of their virtual networks.
Vendors of security virtual network functions (VNFs), and those who build software-defined network controllers (SDNs) face many integration challenges when it comes to OpenStack cloud environments.
A standalone VNF can be of limited value without an orchestrating controller and a variety of SDN integrations. A small collection of security functions can limit the value of a SDN controller platform in the same way. Both groups face the reality of a fragmented OpenStack environment, and the prospect of multiple integrations can discourage a more significant investment.
Open Security Controller changes that calculus by offering VNF and SDN developers an open orchestration platform capable of integrating multiple VNFs to several SDN controllers. It makes the OpenStack marketplace accessible for security developers by eliminating the expense and complexity of multiple integrations, while potentially growing the universe of prospective customers.
Open Security Controller can increase the value of VNF and SDN controller vendors by taking on the integration burden.