Cradlepoint Joins Cloud Security Alliance

Boise, IDAHO – March 18, 2014 – Cradlepoint, the global leader in cloud-managed, 3G/4G networking solutions for distributed enterprises, today announced that it has joined the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA). CSA is a not-for-profit organization with a mission to promote the use of best practices for providing security assurance within Cloud Computing. Cradlepoint’s participation within the alliance provides an additional layer of confidence and aligns its cloud-based management solution, NetCloud Manager, with an industry-accepted framework. Cradlepoint’s NetCloud Manager will look to the Cloud Security Alliance Cloud Controls Matrix (CCM) as a security framework for the solution. CCM provides fundamental security principles that are aligned to Cloud Security Alliance guidance in 13 distinct domains. The foundation of the Cloud Controls Matrix was built based on industry-accepted security standards, regulations, and control frameworks. The CCM provides the needed structure, detail and clarity relating to information security tailored to the evolving cloud industry.

“We are very excited to have Cradlepoint join and participate within the Cloud Security Alliance,” shared Jim Reavis, Chief Executive Officer at the Cloud Security Alliance. “Networking is at the heart of how enterprises are going to share information, access the cloud and achieve optimal business performance. Cradlepoint’s use of the Cloud Control Matrix as a framework ensures customers and partners that Cradlepoint solutions are secure and aligned with the industry’s most current standards to achieve better return on investment and lower-cost of management.” Cloud Computing is changing the way organizations support distributed enterprises and improve operations. Cradlepoint’s enterprise customers have turned to Cradlepoint’s NetCloud Manager to deploy, monitor and manage their networks since Cradlepoint delivered the first certified 4G LTE networking solution. Focused on distributed enterprises, Cradlepoint is committed to ensuring that its networking solutions are highly secure and optimized. In the past year, Cradlepoint hired industry security veteran, Kent Woodruff as CSO, as well as adopted a number of industry standards that are a part of the CSA Cloud Control Matrix.

“Today’s announcement with the Cloud Security Alliance is another example of Cradlepoint taking a leadership role in enterprise security,” said Woodruff. “We are excited to engage with CSA and its partners, and continue to look to the principles outlined in the Cloud Controls Matrix as the security foundation for NetCloud Manager. Cradlepoint’s adoption and alignment with the Cloud Security Alliance allows our customers to confidently deploy our 4G LTE networking solutions as a primary and failover application.”

About the Cloud Security Alliance

The Cloud Security Alliance is a not-for-profit organization with a mission to promote the use of best practices for providing security assurance within Cloud Computing, and to provide education on the uses of Cloud Computing to help secure all other forms of computing. The Cloud Security Alliance is led by a broad coalition of industry practitioners, corporations, associations and other key stakeholders. For further information, visit, or Twitter @cloudsa.

About Cradlepoint

Cradlepoint is the global leader in cloud-managed 3G/4G networking solutions, providing business-grade, secure connectivity to distributed enterprises. Specializing in business continuity, advanced edge routing, machine-to-machine (M2M), and primary connections, Cradlepoint’s award-winning solutions are purpose built for PCI-compliant networks. Cradlepoint is the first to pioneer and fully enable high-speed LTE in its solutions to maximize the potential of the cloud for businesses worldwide. Cradlepoint is a privately held company in Boise, Idaho. Learn more at or follow on Twitter @Cradlepoint.