Understanding hybrid cloud security across your enterprise

My Post - 2019-09-10T165345.429.pngHybrid cloud security is vital as enterprises continue to develop their hybrid cloud services, since more sensitive information has the potential to become exposed.

Discover how enterprises are approaching their hybrid cloud security protocols as their hybrid clouds develop and expand. Is perimeter security enough today? Businesses continue to embrace the power and flexibility.

Hybrid cloud security is vital as enterprises continue to develop their hybrid cloud services, since more sensitive information has the potential to become exposed. Discover how enterprises are approaching their hybrid cloud security protocols as their hybrid clouds develop and expand.

Is perimeter security enough today?

Businesses continue to embrace the power and flexibility of the hybrid cloud. Ensuring these networks are secure is paramount. Used to securing siloed data, and managing secure logins for applications, CTOs and their teams have had to embrace a brave new world. In this new security environment, sensitive information can be outside of their enterprise’s firewalls. Here, a robust hybrid cloud security policy is critical.

In a hybrid cloud security environment, there are particular threats that CIOs and CTOs must be aware of: The hybrid cloud doesn’t necessarily bring with it a new set of security issues to mitigate and defend against.

Data breaches, ransomware, phishing attacks and BEC scams are a present danger to traditional networks. Moving to a cloud environment may potentially amplify the attacks. It is, however, a mistake to think that the hybrid cloud necessarily brings new and unique threats. Security should be treated as all-encompassing no matter what kind of cloud services are in use.

Also, enterprises often believe that once a hybrid cloud is set-up, the responsibility for the hybrid cloud security shifts to the vendor or service provider.

Research in the report ‘Cloud and hybrid environments: The state of security’ from Algosec concluded, 58% of respondents use the cloud provider’s native security controls to secure their cloud deployments.

With 44% saying they also use third-party firewalls deployed in their cloud environment. These environments were specifically Cisco Adaptive Security Virtual Appliance, Palo Alto Networks VM Series, Check Point vSEC, Fortinet FortiGate-VM and Juniper vSRX). This created a mixed estate of traditional and virtualized firewalls, and cloud security controls. – Read more

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