Security in the Public Cloud
by Kate Smith, Director, Sales & Marketing
Technology is ever-changing as it continually pushes the limits of what’s possible and aims to be faster and easier to deploy. In my years working with SecurElement, I’ve seen the shift from dedicated on-premises equipment to virtualized appliances to full deployments in the cloud. We’re continually having conversations with customers about the shift to the cloud, and it’s rewarding to see them grasp the cloud concept and realize the productivity and efficiency gains it affords. That being said, when thinking about a move to the public cloud, whether it be AWS, Google Cloud Platform or Azure, a sound security posture is essential in protecting your applications, services and or data just as you would for an on-premises environment.
As a longtime Barracuda partner, we are well versed in their security offerings around dedicated appliances and virtual solutions for cloud-based environments. The Barracuda Cloud employs technologies such as Continuous Threat Protection, Secure Storage and Centralized Management all through their cloud connected product line of firewalls, security devices, storage devices and backup solutions. According to the Barracuda website, “The need to continue securing on-premises infrastructures while also extending network and application security to new cloud deployments can add extra cost and complexity.
Barracuda’s new “Cloud Ready” initiative is intended to eliminate obstacles and help you move to the cloud faster, more cost-effectively, and with greater confidence.” (Barracuda Networks, 2017)
The Barracuda Cloud offers the following benefits:
“Ensure Performance – Offload resource-intensive security tasks such as email and web content filtering to the cloud.
Ease of Use – Remotely access your data, monitor your network and configure your security policies, even if your data center is down.
Added Layer of Protection – Automatically get a secure, offsite backup of all your business data including email and signed contracts. Block attacks before they hit your network or website.
Cost Effective Scalability – Our global cloud lets you quickly and inexpensively scale your protection as your business needs grow.” (Barracuda Networks, 2017)
Barracuda’s offerings are flexible and easy to deploy. Visit the Barracuda website to learn more about Shared Security with Barracuda on Amazon Web Services, Security in the Microsoft Azure Cloud, and Network Security on Google Cloud.
Barracuda Networks. (2017, February 15). Cloud Ready Initiative. Retrieved from Barracuda Networks: https://www.barracuda.com/programs/cloudready
Barracuda Networks. (2017, February 15). Protect Your Busines with the Barracuda Cloud. Retrieved from Barracuda.com: https://www.barracuda.com/programs/cloud
About the Author
Kate Smith, SecurElement’s Director, Sales & Marketing is responsible for SecurElement’s overall sales and marketing strategy as well as ongoing partner relationships with organizations such as Microsoft, Cisco, Barracuda and many others.