With OMS support for the Barracuda Web Application Firewall (WAF) and the Barracuda NextGen Firewall (NGF), customers can now stream log data from their firewall to Microsoft OMS in Azure for further analysis. By adding Log Analytics service in the OMS Workspace, you can connect your firewalls to the Workplace and enable syslog streaming. Profiles are defined to specify the log file types to be transferred/streamed. By configuring Azure OMS as the log stream destination, all selected log files are then streamed to Azure OMS, where they can be stored, analyzed, and processed.Customers can now stream log data from Barracuda Web Application Firewall and Barracuda NextGen Firewall to OMS in AzureClick To Tweet
If you’re interested in the public cloud, Barracuda has a great resource for you. Our public cloud experts have put together a newsletter that includes the latest tips, trends, and best practices on how to secure your workloads in the public cloud. Here are some of the topics we cover:
- How and why the cloud has gone mainstream and what it means for you.
- Details on how to get “Cloud Ready.”
- Best practices on how to secure workloads and applications in the cloud.
- In-depth information about how to optimize network security in public cloud and hybrid environments.
- Access to public cloud webinars that you can watch on your own time.
- And more!
This newsletter is a great resource regardless of your background with the public cloud. Subscribe here to keep up with the latest cloud trends, today's cyber threat landscape, as well as techniques and strategies to combat such threats.
Those of you looking forward to a public cloud migration should also take a look at the Barracuda Cloud Ready Initiative. This program offers free 90-day licenses for select Barracuda solutions on Microsoft Azure and AWS public clouds. This initiative is part of our commitment to helping organizations overcome the barriers to migration. “Cloud Ready” gives you the opportunity to test your workloads, security configurations, connectivity, and more, all without disturbing your production environment. You can get all the details here.
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.
Today Barracuda published the white paper titled “Unlocking the Benefits of Public Cloud,” that takes a deep look into the usage, benefits, challenges, and security trends that organizations are experiencing around the public cloud. The research was conducted alongside tech research firm Vanson Bourne, with the survey results including responses from 1300 organizations in various regions around the world including the Americas, Europe, Middle East, Africa, and Asia. The full report offers detailed information about cloud usage data, confirms outlook, and discusses some of the main security concerns organizations have around the public cloud. [Read more…]
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:
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.