Solving the Public Cloud Security Problem

Problem

Infrastructure as a service (IaaS), also known as the public cloud, is the single biggest computing paradigm to unfold since the early 2000s, when the internet boom first exploded. Just as the nascent days of the internet boom changed the way we do business, so too is the public cloud. According to research firm IDC, 80 percent of the enterprises interviewed in their CloudView 2016 report (N=11,083) are embracing or moving toward AWS®, Microsoft® Azure®, or some other public cloud platform. The size and type of projects migrating are equally significant. The public cloud is no longer an “exploration exercise.” Full production workloads are being moved, with some organizations stating that more than 50 percent of their workloads will be public cloud-based in the next five years. Others are making bold statements that they will no longer have any data centers within five years.

The move to the cloud is driven heavily by the business groups, and the velocity is such that, in some cases, security becomes a secondary consideration, solely because security moves in a purposeful manner, and the cloud moves at light speed. Yet no one would dispute the fact that your applications and data in the public cloud need to be protected as vigilantly as on-premise applications and data are protected. From a security perspective, the responsibility for protecting your public cloud is shared between both the provider and the user – you. It is up to you to ensure satisfaction with the steps a provider has taken to protect the public cloud environment. It is also up to you to make sure you take the necessary steps to protect your applications and data in the public cloud.

SecureDynamics can help you implement a Solution for your Public Cloud Security
The Palo Alto Networks VM-Series virtualized next-generation firewall public cloud security best practices and strengthen the shared responsibility model by protecting workloads with application whitelisting policies and preventing known and unknown threats within the allowed application flows providing

  • Better Visibility for More-Informed Security Decisions
  • Greater Control Over Your Applications.
  • Segmentation for Data Security and Compliance
  • Prevent Attacks Inbound and From Moving Laterally
  • Extend Protection to Remote Devices to Limit Exposure.
  • Policy Consistency From the Network to the Cloud

Solving the Private Cloud Security Problem

Problem

Virtualization technology is fueling a significant change in today’s modern data centers, resulting in architectures that are commonly a mix of traditional and private cloud computing environments. For purposes of definition, private cloud implies that you manage the entire virtualization infrastructure — from the componentry to the applications. While the benefits of a private cloud are well known and significant, so too are the security challenges, exemplified by recent high-profile data breaches. Whether stored in a physical data center or in a public, private or hybrid cloud, your data is the cybercriminal’s target.

A private cloud enables your data center to evolve from a fixed environment, where applications run on dedicated servers, toward an environment that is dynamic and automated, where pools of computing resources are available to support application workloads that can be accessed anywhere, anytime, from any device. Yet security remains a challenge when you embrace this new dynamic, cloud computing environment. Many of the principles that make cloud computing attractive run counter to network security best practices.

  • Cloud computing does not lessen existing network security risks..
  • Security wants separation and segmentation; the cloud relies on shared resources.
  • Security deployments are process-oriented; cloud computing environments are dynamic.

SecureDynamics can help you implement a security

Palo Alto Networks VM-Series is a virtualized implementation of the next-generation firewall and advanced threat prevention features found in our physical form factor appliances. The VM-Series allows you to protect your private cloud infrastructure using application-centric security policies to protect your private cloud and the data within providing

Applying next-generation security to virtualized environments

Isolate mission-critical applications and data using Zero Trust principles.
Block lateral movement of cyberthreats.

Automated, transparent deployment and provisioning

RESTful APIs:

  • Virtual Machine Monitoring:
  • Dynamic Address Groups:
  • Centrally manage virtualized and physical form factor firewalls