Understanding cloud compliance is a crucial part of your network security compliance posture.
Your organization needs to be compliant with many global regulations. These regulations include HIPPA, PCI DSS, GDPR, ISO/IEC 27001, NIST, NERC, Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX), and more. In many cases, the same regulations that apply to your on-premises environment also apply to the cloud. However, many regulations relate specifically to your cloud controls.
Public clouds offer some basic capabilities. The top cloud providers have many certifications that they meet global compliance requirements, such as ISO 27001, PCI DSS, HIPAA, FedRAMP, and more. But cloud compliance is not simply the responsibility of cloud providers. Cloud providers such as Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Azure give organizations control of their security controls. Organizations have a “shared responsibility” to ensure compliance over their entire hybrid and multi-cloud network. Each vendor has details about the security services that they offer, as well as their compliance posture.
While cloud providers maintain basic compliance standards and provide basic security capabilities and tools, the security over your cloud network – let alone your hybrid network – and for securing the data and applications stored there, is also your organization’s responsibility. The cloud providers and your organization have a shared responsibility to ensure a safe and secure network environment. Organizations need to use the tools provided by the cloud providers, as well as other tools, to ensure that they have full visibility and management of their entire network security estate.
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AlgoSec’s Network Security Policy Management Solution supports the following use-cases
Get visibility of the underlying security policies implemented on firewalls and other security devices across your cloud-only or hybrid network, including multiple cloud vendors. Understand your network's traffic flows. Gain insights into how they relate to critical business applications so you can associate your security policies to their business context.
Simplify and reduce audit preparation efforts and costs with out-of-the-box audit reports for major regulations including PCI DSS, ISO 27001, HIPAA, SOX, NERC, and GDPR.
No need to use multiple management consoles. AlgoSec can handle multiple cloud-management portals.
Manage security policies across single cloud, multi-cloud, and hybrid environments through automation with zero-touch.
Optimal training of security personnel—one console, one language—for the entire heterogeneous network
Automatically migrates application connectivity and provides a unified security policy through easy-to-use workflows, risk assessment, and security policy management
It is critical to periodically audit your network security controls. Network security audits help to identify weaknesses in your network security posture so you know where your security policies need to be adapted. Firewall audits also demonstrate that you have been doing your due diligence in reviewing security controls and policy controls.
Your network firewalls are a critical part of many regulatory requirements. Ensuring that your network firewalls comply with critical regulations is a core part of your network security posture.
By building and implementing a micro-segmentation strategy, networks can be broken down into multiple segments and made safer against potential breaches by dangerous cybercriminals and hackers.
Following firewall rules best practices, you should periodically evaluate your firewall rules. Identify and consolidate duplicate rules, remove obsolete or unused firewall rules, and perform periodic firewall rule re-certification.