While 72% of the companies we recently surveyed understood the “shared responsibility” model, that meant more than a quarter of them did not. As the public cloud providers quickly gained momentum, it also became obvious that they could only provide security for their own infrastructure. This is the shared responsibility model: the cloud provider maintains the security of the cloud infrastructure while the customer is responsible for the security of what they’re running in that public cloud.
How do they do that?
It’s simpler than it sounds: companies merely need to deploy cloud-based firewalls to protect network and application traffic that is running specifically for them in the cloud. A web application will typically require a web application firewall, a data center that was shifted to the cloud would rely on a network firewall. Barracuda offers two such products – the Barracuda Web Application Firewall and the Barracuda NextGen Firewall F-Series. Both are designed for in-cloud deployment whether you’re deploying in Azure, AWS, or vCloud-Air. Learn more at Barracuda.com, and register for a webinar to learn other statistics from our recent survey.
Rich is the Director of Public Cloud Product Marketing at Barracuda. He joined the team as part of the acquisition of C2C Systems in 2014. Rich is one of Barracuda’s public cloud experts – he works directly with the cloud ecosystems and has been quoted in eBooks from Microsoft on public cloud security. He is also a frequent contributor to Barracuda’s own cloud blogs. For our cloud motions, he helps develop strategies and execution with our partners and sales teams.
You can email Rich at email@example.com.