So far in this series, we've discussed two of three security patterns regarding cloud security:
- On-premises only
- Cloud only
- Hybrid on-premises and cloud
Today we'll talk about the third pattern: the hybrid model.
The hybrid pattern of security is a combination of on-premises security and cloud-based security. One example would be to have a Barracuda NextGen Firewall and Barracuda Backup on-premises, combined with a Barracuda Web Application Firewall on Azure to protect a cloud-based web application. The hybrid pattern is currently the most widely used, and many companies end up in the hybrid pattern for some time as they undergo a staged migration to the cloud. Furthermore, there is an implied promise of less risk and more security in the hybrid model, because it allows technology managers to adopt the public cloud to their various levels of comfort.
Christine Barry is Senior Chief Blogger and Social Media Manager at Barracuda. In this role, she helps bring Barracuda stories to life and facilitate communication between the public and Barracuda internal teams. Prior to joining Barracuda, Christine was a field engineer and project manager for K12 and SMB clients for over 15 years. She holds several technology credentials, a Bachelor of Arts, and a Master of Business Administration. She is a graduate of the University of Michigan.