A few weeks back we released the report, Firewalls and the Cloud — a report that details many of the feelings that IT security pros have about deploying security tools in cloud environments. Cloud security is always top of mind at Barracuda, so we thought it would be great to catch up with our VP of Public Cloud, Tim Jefferson for his take on some of the topics covered in the report. Here’s what he had to say:
After taking a deep look at the findings, what stands out to you?
Customers are acknowledging that they’re experiencing friction when they go to deploy their data center network security tools in the cloud. Typically, data center architectures facilitate their policy enforcement capability, but in public cloud a lot of the policy enforcement comes from the native services offered from the provider. For example, segmentation policies are created and managed by the native fabric services via route tables, subnetting and Security Groups, so the security tools being deployed in the cloud have to work in conjunction with these services to ensure compliance.