Importance of Ecosystems and Integration
Based on IDC’s prediction, by 2021, 82% of the revenues coming from digital transformation business models will be ecosystem enabled. This implies a single vendor will not be able to do everything; and having a strong ecosystem integration will drive synergy between specialized products and deliver the efficiency customers need to defend against cybersecurity incidents. Barracuda’s drive for product integration into various ecosystems will enable customers to better protect, detect and respond to cyber-attacks from email, data, network and application threat vectors. According to IDC, major reasons for falling behind on security is due to lack of staff and skills. And in Europe alone, 86% of the enterprises are already taking advantage of security automation, therefore, the more we are integrated into the ecosystem, the more automation with enriched data can be leveraged.By 2021, 82% of the revenues coming from #DigitalTransformation business models will be ecosystem enabledClick To Tweet
Benefits of a Tightly-Integrated Cloud-Native SIEM
Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) has become critical for most organizations, who bear the responsibility to investigate and report on incidents, breaches, and potential security gaps in their infrastructure. Microsoft Azure has built one of the first cloud-native SIEM solutions, which leverages built-in AI for analytics. This gives customers a birds-eye view of their security posture in a single-pane dashboard because Azure Sentinel correlates the security logs and signals from sources across the enterprise, including data from applications, services, infrastructure, networks, and users.
Azure Sentinel doesn’t stop there — it provides the ability to integrate with third-party security solutions and enabling a more seamless view of security and an end-to-end capability to correlate alerts and logs.
Security is always one of the biggest concerns for companies migrating to the public cloud. Barracuda works closely with Microsoft to deliver strength in security with Microsoft Azure. Our solutions are built on Azure, for Azure, so that our customers can take advantage of the benefits of the cloud in the most secure environment.
When Azure Sentinel launched at Microsoft Ignite 2018, the Barracuda CloudGen Web Application Firewall (WAF) was one of the featured launch partners – third-party solution integrated with Azure Sentinel. Now, we’re happy to add the Barracuda CloudGen Firewall (CGFW) integration as well.
Barracuda has the heritage of interconnecting customers' offices securely. With the transformation to public cloud and hybrid cloud infrastructure, customers' business applications and their services mesh. The ability to understand security from end-to-end, to and through the cloud, becomes even more important. Therefore, it was only natural for us to add the Barracuda CloudGen Firewall — an increasingly popular choice for Layer 4 security in Azure infrastructures — to Azure Sentinel’s set of integrations.
“With digital transformation driving an increase in the volume of security data, the ability to easily collect and analyze data from the cloud, on-premises, and beyond has become critical to the success of security operations. With Azure Sentinel, Microsoft's new cloud-native SIEM and partners like Barracuda, we can deliver actionable insights and rapid response to security threats. We are excited to see Barracuda Networks ramping up their efforts to integrate with Azure Sentinel ecosystem. Integrating data from Barracuda’s comprehensive set of security products helps us better protect our mutual customers.” — Sarah Fender, Principal Group Product Manager of Azure Sentinel
Deeper Dive on the Integration
Going a big deeper, with Barracuda’s CloudGen Firewall Data Connector for Azure Sentinel, we have chosen to show the following information via Azure Sentinel Queries.
Fleming Shi is Chief Technology Officer at Barracuda, where he leads the company’s threat research and innovation engineering teams in building future technology platforms. He has more than 20 patents granted or pending in network and content security. Connect with him on LinkedIn.