When we announced our new cloud generation firewall capabilities a couple of weeks ago, it was really interesting to hear from some of our experts about what these added capabilities would mean for customers. We started with Tim Jefferson, VP public cloud who provided some thoughtful insight into what’s necessary for customers to be secure in the public cloud, and how security has to adapt to these new requirements. This week, we caught up with network security guru Klaus Gheri to discuss some of the questions that often come up in regards to network security in the cloud generation. Here’s what he had to say:
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Whether you are planning to migrate to the cloud or already have applications there, you have the responsibility to secure your data and applications. There are a million reasons why the cloud can be the right move for your business, and the decision could be the catalyst for your organization’s explosive growth and performance.
To benefit from everything the cloud has to offer AND maintain effective security, companies need functionality and pricing designed for the cloud. Barracuda Cloud Generation Firewalls are engineered specifically for this and will make your cloud migration seamless, faster, and more cost-effective.
Ask any CIO today what their top priorities are and digital transformation is likely to come pretty high up. In fact, new research from Daisy Group reveals that 63% of UK firms now have a such a strategy, up from just 27% last year. Unsurprisingly, cloud computing is driving these efforts in many (46%) firms. There’s just one problem: it’s also creating huge security blind spots and gaps which attackers are more than capable of exploiting.
To combat these challenges, organisations need to look to a mix of cloud-ready security tools, which increasingly need to slot into DevOps, alongside people and process changes.
IT professionals are starting to realize just how different securing a cloud computing environment is from traditional on-premises IT environments. A survey of 167 IT professionals conducted by Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG) on behalf of Threat Stack, a provider of intrusion prevention platform, finds 62 percent are looking to gain more visibility into workloads running on public clouds and that 31 percent say they are unable to maintain security as their cloud and container environments grow.
Most IT professionals are familiar with the security issues associated with spinning up virtual machines in a public cloud. But recently developers having been embracing Docker containers as a method to more easily package and distribute code. A Docker container is a lightweight executable package that includes everything needed to run it, including the code, runtime, system tools, system libraries, settings. The trouble is that most IT organizations don’t have tools that provide any visibility into what’s inside those containers.
On Wednesday, 8th November, Barracuda will be hosting a webinar with AWS and analyst firm Securosis that will cover web application security in the cloud. In this webinar, we will cover a number of topics including the different types of application security challenges organisations face during a cloud migration, as well how customers can effectively use Barracuda solutions to secure those workloads in AWS. This webinar is intended for an EMEA region audience. You can find all the details below, or just sign up here. We hope to see you there!
When: 8th November 2017 | 3pm GMT / Join us to Learn:
- Application security challenges during a cloud migration
- How to secure your web, mobile, and API-based applications
- A live demonstration of the Barracuda WAF securing an AWS application
Who Should Attend: This webinar is intended for IT leaders, IT professionals, and developers who use or want to use AWS for their application infrastructure and hosting.
AWS Speaker: Dinah Barrett, Partner Solutions Architect
Barracuda Speaker: Gemma Allen, Cloud Security Architect
Analyst Speaker: Rich Mogull, Analyst & CEO, Securosis
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
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Like many fast-growing organizations with multiple sites, Sun Basket decided that the flexibility and dynamic scaling capabilities inherent in Amazon Web Services (AWS) would make it an excellent platform for hosting their workloads. However, security quickly emerged as a challenge for their internal infrastructure integration.
“We had Meraki firewalls set up at multiple locations to secure our on-premises applications—ERP and so on,” says Timothy Dorcas, the company’s IT manager. “We were trying to establish site-to-site VPN tunnels from multiple locations to our AWS infrastructure, but we couldn’t get it to work. Basically, the Meraki firewalls only allowed one site to site VPN connection to AWS. And that limited our ability to properly access our AWS infrastructure internally.“