The future of IT is multi-cloud and hybrid. Following are some best practices to help secure this future.
Organizations today are not only aggressively moving many of their workloads to the cloud, but many of them are doing so using a multi-cloud model. They leverage one provider for specific functionality and another for location or for cost. At the same time, critical data is being distributed and processed across a variety of additional cloud-based applications and services. Nearly all of them have some sort of a private cloud as well, with nearly half using multiple hypervisors to manage those environments.
Federal agencies are under pressure to make a timely, secure shift to the cloud with minimal disruption. For many, however, this is easier said than done. With a wide array of data that falls under a variety of privacy and protection regulations, "how?" is a complicated question.
Even if the enterprise security team has a handle on its individual clouds, multiple secure clouds are not the same thing as a secure multi-cloud. This requires a single secure enterprise network that spans the data center (physical or software defined) and all the private and public clouds to which an organization subscribes.
Security7 Networks is an MSSP focused on delivering security and compliance services to small- and medium-sized enterprises. The company, focusing on intelligence in depth, provides an innovative suite of products to help customers identify risk, improve their ability to defend against cyberthreats, and centralize visibility and control. For several years, Security7 has used Fortinet products to deliver cloud-based security services to its customers.
One of the biggest challenges facing organizations moving to the cloud is maintaining single pane of glass visibility across the entire distributed network, from the core to the multi-cloud. Partha Bhattacharya, Fortinet’s SVP of Product Engineering, has been on the cutting edge of developing SIEM technologies for over 15 years. We recently sat down with him to get his insights onto how organizations can best address this challenge.
The growing need for on-demand network and compute resources is outpacing available internal resources, even in private cloud environments, and is driving organizations to the public cloud. According to IDC, 75% of organizations are currently implementing or considering the implementation of public cloud resources, and they predict that 50% of enterprise workloads will migrate to the public cloud by 2018. This new shared infrastructure approach comes with significant security challenges, including creating and maintaining a consistent...
The need for real-time access to critical data is driving today’s digital transformation. The volume of data being generated, the proliferation of data mining applications, and consumer expectations about access to information are all increasing the value of data and making effective data management and orchestration increasingly critical. Which makes securing that data more important than ever. Which is why Fortinet is a Signature Sponsor at this year’s Oracle OpenWorld 2017 conference, being held October 1-5 at the Moscone...
The financial services sector is one industry benefiting from cloud adoption, not only from the increased services they can provide consumers, but also through cloud-enabled solutions. Bank employees require access to SaaS solutions and CRMs enabled by the public cloud that simplify daily tasks, such as Fiserv and Salesforce. These solutions use cloud computing and storage to optimize operations, putting adopters at a distinct advantage in several key areas.