Why Virtual Cybersecurity Labs

Enterprises continue to grapple with cybersecurity issues and talent shortage on a daily basis. However, initiatives that educate and create a learning culture can reduce risks and increase capabilities in key areas. Virtual IT labs enable companies to stay ahead of the curve, plan forward and be able to build and run a wide variety of scenarios.

There are a number of use cases for which hands-on labs are the perfect fit within any organization. Continue below to learn about CloudShare’s solutions for:

  1. Training customers, partners, and employees
  2. Building demos and proofs of concept

 


 

Virtual Instructor-Led Training at Cyber Speed

Cyber security threats constantly evolve. Once you understand and handle known threats, new ones quickly emerge. You need to be prepared to quickly change training scenarios as new vulnerabilities are identified.

The single greatest asset of most companies, its people, can be its greatest weakness too. It’s unsettling, but worse is the lack of support for developing skills and qualified personnel.

With CloudShare’s scalable, hands-on virtual training labs you can achieve true employee engagement avoiding traps such as phishing attempts, using unprotected external devices, installing unsafe software etc while training your organization to protect itself from threats using real-life scenarios.

  • Build once: Easily create environments that can be reused anytime. There are even ready-made templates that ensure everyone is using the latest version when there are updates.
  • Exceptional experiences: Educate learners and empower instructors with real-world training situations that have a greater impact and multi-step classes that make learning more logical.
  • Simplified and safe: Our specialized cloud accommodates sophisticated, full-featured software and networks, including promiscuous mode and nested virtualization, while enabling training on playbooks and incident response in safe, sandboxed lab environments.
  • Stay ahead: Simulate emerging threats and handle cyber staff shortages by building training scenarios in advance – both for CISO office and non-technical employees – on new security risks.
  • Help when needed: Enable instructors to monitor live student environments and step in to provide assistance when they need it most with over-the-shoulder feature.
  • Teach more, save more: Time-saving cloud convenience means you can spend more time teaching while reducing costs and hassles such as travel and installation. You’ll also avoid surprises by paying only for what you use.
  • Certification: Provide knowledge and hands-on familiarity to help trainees prepare for skill-based programs that bolster credentials.

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Cybersecurity Product Demos and POCs in the Cloud

The biggest barrier keeping security companies from migrating to the cloud is the complexity of replicating and demonstrating a full blown product in a safe environment. Commodity cloud providers are not always able to handle the requirements and many a time offer a scaled down version of their product at best.

With CloudShare’s simple VM import and network configuration tools, showing off a demo or providing a hands-on POC is a snap and, with key analytics on user engagement, enables your team to greatly accelerate time to sale.

  • Showcase your product: Deliver demos and POCs that use real-world scenarios to fully illustrate product features, no matter how complex the environment.
  • Accelerate the cycle: Use advanced automated features to streamline activities from start to finish, giving your team more time to sell.
  • Create and control: Build new environments quickly and reuse them anytime, and with centralized creation, everyone gets the latest version as soon as it’s ready.
  • Increase revenue: Launch demos in minutes with no support from IT, expand market reach, grow revenue and increase competitive agility.
  • Gain visibility: See which prospects are trialing your POC and how they’re using your product; identify high and low points, and step in to help expedite closings.
  • Salesforce integration: Let your sales team send invites and monitor POCs directly from Salesforce, eliminating the need to learn a new platform, increasing outreach and productivity.
  • Reach more, save more: Time-saving cloud convenience means more time spent on reaching prospects. Plus, you’ll eliminate product shipping, travel and installation costs, and pay only for what you use – inactive sales environments are not charged.

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  • " With CloudShare, we have scaled the business without having to give another thought to the platform we’re running on. "

    Kevin Streater - ForgeRock
    VP ForgeRock University
  • " Despite the ever-increasing scope of our training operations, I still don't need a separate manager for CloudShare. I think that speaks volumes for the way they work, as well as the functionality and scalability of their solution. "

    Robert Bleeker - Atlassian
    Education Manager
  • " CloudShare provides Check Point’s global pre-sales community with a cloud-based system to deliver engaging product demonstrations to our customers and partners. The system enables our sales engineers to demonstrate how the full set of Check Point’s Gen V technologies operate in multiple use cases – network, cloud, endpoint and mobile – with nothing more than a simple laptop and Internet connection. "

    Avi Rembaum - Check Point Software Technologies
    VP Security Solutions
  • " We started using CloudShare for our dev environments, and now we use them for our QA labs as well. We have all the resources we need – whenever we need them. "

    Amit Lohogaonkar - Alliance Life Sciences
    Lead Architect
  • " We spin up environments on CloudShare to perform regression and ongoing tests. With the API, we’ve been able to automate much of what we used to do manually. "

    Steve Rice - Smart Logic
    Senior Technical Consultant
  • " With CloudShare, we spin up ready-made templates in minutes. We are able to meet our customers’ needs more efficiently and we’ve cut our troubleshooting time by over 20%. "

    Avi Karnon - MuleSoft
    VP Global Support
  • " We can now confidently use an environment that stimulates a company with multiple sites, multiple separate networks at each site, and redundant internet connections. "

    Robert Lillywhite - Sophos
    Global Technical Enablement Manager
  • " The fact that students can access their environments during instructor-led training and on their own, has made for an effective learning experience for students and educators. "

    Shaundra Bruvall - InnoTech College
    Program Delivery Coordinator
  • " Given the global nature of Atlassian's customer base, our finite training resources and need for scalability, the decision to use a cloud-based virtual training lab solution was a no-brainer. "

    Robert Bleeker - Atlassian
    Education Manager
  • " We passionately believe that practical hands-on experience is vital to aiding understanding and retention of the material by learners. I would go as far as to say that the vast majority of learners taking technical training require practical hands-on activities to form a cler understanding of a topic. "

    Robert Lillywhite - Sophos
    Global Technical Enablement Manager
  • " CloudShare is a game changer when it comes to saving time and overhead costs for class setup. I have one central administrator account from which I can add users and take care of any issue, as well as get usage reports for any student. "

    Shaundra Bruvall - InnoTech College
    Program Delivery Coordinator
  • " As we continue to move more and more to the cloud, it’s partnering with innovative companies like CloudShare that will get us where we need to go. "

    Alan Boehme - Innovation P&G
    Global Chief Technology Officer and Vice President of Information Technology

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