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.
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Most IT organizations are trying to determine how their traditional on-premises infrastructure will work when they start leveraging cloud resources. Even those already leveraging cloud may have confusion over what to put where, what works best in what environment, and what may need to be kept on-premises. Security remains a top concern.
Barracuda is a demonstrated leader in cloud security, and we are now bundling our solutions and expertise into an initiative designed to help customers become Cloud Ready.
We all know public cloud adoption is on the rise. The benefits of greater IT efficiency, business agility, scalability and cost savings are undeniable, yet for many security remains the key barrier to adoption. That’s not surprising given the range of threats facing firms today – from data-stealing malware to ransomware and targeted attacks. As new Barracuda Networks research reveals, 60% of EMEA organizations have already been targeted by a cyber attack, and a quarter (26%) expect it will happen – so the stakes couldn’t be higher.
However, as the survey also reveals, the core problem for all stakeholders is IT buyer confusion over whose responsibility cloud security is. Misconceptions here over how big a security burden the provider should bear could not only be holding back public cloud adoption but in a worst-case scenario could leave organizations dangerously exposed to attacks.
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…]
Next Thursday, June 15 Barracuda will be hosting a webinar with AWS and analyst firm Securosis that will cover web application security in the cloud. And guess what? Yep, you’re invited. We’ll cover a number of topics including the different types of application security challenges organizations face during a cloud migration, as well how customers can effectively use Barracuda solutions to secure those workloads in AWS. You can find all the details below, or just sign up here — we hope to see you there.
When: June 15, 2017 | 10:00 am PDT/1:00 pm EDT
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: Nick Matthews, Solutions Architect
Barracuda Speaker: Tushar Richabadas, Product Manager
Analyst Speaker: Rich Mogull, Analyst & CEO, Securosis
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.
Yesterday we talked about the first of these three security models:
- On-premises only
- Cloud only
- Hybrid on-premises and cloud
Today we'll look at security models that are based completely on cloud solutions.
Put simply, this model applies primarily to organizations that have migrated all IT capabilities to the cloud. The organization likely employs endpoint protection, but there is no perimeter, application, or data security on the premises. This model works well for companies that have a highly distributed workforce and are heavily invested in cloud-based workloads and SaaS.
We've talked at length about shared responsibility, which is the security model used by public cloud providers. Shared responsibility isn't the topic of this post, but it's unavoidable in a conversation about cloud-based security. This concept refers to the fact that the cloud provider shares the security responsibility with the customer. The provider secures the cloud infrastructure, such as the physical data centers, the underlying servers and connectivity, and the services that belong to the provider. Your responsibility as a customer is to secure what you bring to the cloud: applications, data, connectivity, and anything else. Whatever you decide to put in the cloud has to be secured by you.