Barracuda recently announced OMS support for its Cloud-Ready firewalls, the Barracuda Web Application Firewall and the Barracuda Next-Gen Firewall. OMS (Operations Management Suite) is designed to provide a range of features: provide immediate insights across workloads; operational intelligence when it matters to explore, analyze, and take action to respond faster to security threats; help deliver continuous IT services and remediate issues quickly at scale; and ensure availability of apps and data. Barracuda firewalls feed logs into OMS so the intelligence our firewalls capture about data movement, security, and management can be included in OMS’ larger view of the customer’s Azure infrastructure.
Note: This is the fifth and final post in a multi-part blog series on Cloud Ready security questions. You can follow the entire Security Questions series here, and follow the Barracuda Cloud Ready blog here.
In this final edition of our Cloud Ready blog series, we take a look at why it’s important to know if your current security vendor’s solution is recommended by the cloud provider that you’ll be using. This might seem like an obvious step to take, however, too many vendors place claims about being prepared to secure cloud workloads yet complications arise once you’re already too invested. So, let’s talk about it as we address our final question from the list:
10. Does your public cloud vendor recommend the solution?
Amazon’s EC2 might be a decade old, but the cloud remains a nascent, rapidly growing, and evolving entity. Customers are also beginning to look at the different cloud providers from the standpoint of traditional strengths and weaknesses, regardless of how valid those comparisons may be in today’s multi-cloud world.
As you’ve probably heard (you know, since we won’t stop talking about it), we announced new benefits to Barracuda’s Cloud Ready program at the end of last month, and also kicked off this blog series to continue the conversation around some of the important cloud questions that customers should be asking their current vendors.
Last week we talked about the importance of deploying solutions that natively integrate with the public cloud fabric, as well as auto scaling for performance and capacity. Today, we grabbed number six from the list of questions that you should be asking vendors before a cloud migration — here we go:
Last week we announced new benefits to Barracuda’s Cloud Ready program, and to go along with the news we kicked of this blog series to help folks determine if their current vendors are actually “cloud ready.” If you missed it, you can find links to the initial posts below.
So far we’ve addressed the importance of providing the same functionality in the cloud as what is available on-premises, and why customers should be able to securely optimize traffic in a hybrid environment.
Today we’re going to discuss questions three and four from the list, and why these are important topics to bring up with current vendors before or during your cloud migration. Here we go:
- Does the solution natively integrate with the public cloud fabric?
- Can the solution auto-scale for performance and capacity?
Earlier this week we announced an expansion to Barracuda’s Cloud Ready program, which offers organizations a simple path for moving workloads and applications to the public cloud all while remaining secure. Security is one of the most common challenges businesses face during a cloud migration because legacy on-premises solutions typically aren’t fit to extend to the public cloud. And unfortunately, not being able to bridge the gap between current on-premises technologies and the public cloud could be a costly mistake — especially in an age where cyber criminals are looking for any and all vulnerabilities to exploit.
Along with the Cloud Ready program, we have put together a series of questions to help you determine if your current security vendors are up to the task of securing your applications, workloads, and data in the public cloud. You can find the full list of questions here.
Migrating to the cloud can be a complicated process, and moving sensitive business applications to the cloud creates new security requirements. We are seeing this challenge continue to gain momentum with our long-time customers, and as a subject that comes up regularly with new customers who are looking to us for help with public cloud security. In addition, it’s not uncommon for customers to connect legacy on-premises infrastructure to new cloud frameworks in a hybrid environment, which further expands questions on management, access, and policy enforcement.
To help remove this common barrier, Barracuda recently announced new benefits to its Cloud Ready program — offering any organization a free 90-day cloud license for Barracuda Web Application Firewall and Barracuda NextGen Firewall on Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure (Azure).
Typosquatting is an ugly-sounding word for a very clever strategy to hijack a URL – and by making that link “look” safe, users will click on it and download malware or ransomware.
Email attacks – and this is very true of ransomware, which is constantly in the news as a potent and costly attack – all rely on duping the recipient in one way or another. Earlier attacks tried to lure recipients into entering personal information for identity theft, but with ransomware, all an attacker needs to do is get someone to open an infected attachment or visit a poisoned site. But with users being made more wary, what methods work?