Cloud Compliance Challenges

In the traditional on-premise data center, you are responsible for your entire network – your security controls, hardware, and traffic routers sit in the physical data center. But in the cloud, the security controls are not physically present. In addition, frequently, the computing services are owned by third-party providers, such as Amazon Web Services or Microsoft Azure.

Challenges with cloud compliance include:

  • Visibility into Hybrid Networks – The traffic flows over your network are complex. You may have a hybrid or multi-cloud networks, which make visibility even more complex. It is difficult to manage firewall policies without clear visibility into traffic flows over your entire network.
  • Multi-cloud Approach — Many organizations are using multiple cloud vendors to support their infrastructure.
  • Automation – Network firewalls have hundreds of security policies. Spread over multiple devices, manual management is difficult and time-consuming.
  • Compliance Frequently Left to Cloud Providers – Proper configuration of your network security devices is a common regulatory requirement but, in the cloud, compliance is frequently erroneously thought of as the responsibility of cloud providers.

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How AlgoSec Helps with Cloud Compliance?

AlgoSec’s Network Security Policy Management Solution supports the following use-cases

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End-to-End Network Visibility

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.

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Ensure Continuous Compliance

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.

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Multi-Cloud Management

No need to use multiple management consoles. AlgoSec can handle multiple cloud-management portals.

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Secure Change Management

Manage security policies across single cloud, multi-cloud, and hybrid environments through automation with zero-touch.

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Cloud Security Training

Optimal training of security personnel—one console, one language—for the entire heterogeneous network

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Hybrid Cloud Environment Management

Automatically migrates application connectivity and provides a unified security policy through easy-to-use workflows, risk assessment, and security policy management

Cloud Compliance Tips

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Conduct a network security audit

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.

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Conduct periodic compliance checks

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.

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Consider micro-segmentation

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.

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Periodically evaluate your firewall rules

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.