Managing Effective Security Policies Across Hybrid and Multi-Cloud Environment

Yitzy Tannenbaum
Product Marketing Manager

Enterprises are not only migrating applications to the cloud from on-premise data centers, but they are developing multi-cloud strategies to take advantage of availability and cost structures as well as to avoid vendor lock-in. In fact, IDC has predicted that more than 85% of IT organizations will commit to multi-cloud architectures already by the end of this year.

In complex, multi-cloud and hybrid environments, security teams need to understand which network flows and security controls impact application connectivity, including cloud-specific security controls (Network ACL and security groups) as well as virtual and physical firewalls that protect cloud resources. They need to manage policies that maintain their compliance posture across multiple clouds and hybrid environments.

In this webinar, Yitzy Tannenbaum, Product Marketing Manager at AlgoSec, will illuminate security-policy issues in multi-cloud and hybrid environments and show you how to achieve:

Relevant Resources

Hybrid Cloud Environments: The State of Security

This infographic showcases key trends and best practices for managing network security across on-premise data centers and the public cloud.

Hybrid cloud security

Hybrid Cloud Security Configuration and Policy Management

In on-premises data centers, all of your data was secured behind lock and key and guarded by physical firewalls in locations that you could physically access. Today, your network is far more complex. It extends beyond the perimeter, sits in multiple locations and geographies, and is made up of multiple public clouds, private clouds and other on-premises network devices, with security controls that are a “black box” to many organizations.

Main Challenges of Hybrid Cloud Security

IT and Security staff find it difficult to create and maintain security in the hybrid cloud due to: LACK OF VISIBILITY: Enterprises struggle with visibility into their network’s security policies. Because they run different security technologies, understanding the network structures and application flow paths is challenging. They struggle with tracking the operations, assets, and security controls. COMPLIANCE CHALLENGES: The network security audit process is manual and time consuming, with complex documentation requirements. Getting a complete view of the compliance status of the entire network, not just individual devices, is difficult. Audits are point-in-time, but regulations require continuous compliance. MISCONFIGURATION RISKS: IT and cloud operation teams are often moving fast and break security. As cloud configuration is complex, it’s hard to identify misconfigurations in real time. Manual changes with the best of intentions can introduce risk. MANUAL CHANGES PROCESSES SLOWS DOWN BUSINESS: Making changes in complex enterprise environments is slow. Assessing the risk of changes is difficult, yet misconfigurations can cause outages and disrupt business. Changes involves teams speaking different languages with different objectives.

Manage the Entire Hybrid Security Environment

AlgoSec seamlessly integrates with all leading brands of firewalls, cloud security controls, routers, and load balancers to deliver unified security policy management. With the AlgoSec Security Management Solution, users benefit from holistic management and automation spanning on-premise, SDN and public cloud. Network and Application Visibility. Get a full network map of your entire hybrid network security estate. Manage next-generation firewall policies and cloud security groups alongside traditional firewalls. Get instant visibility of your cloud assets and security controls. Pinpoint and troubleshoot network connectivity issues resulting from security policies. Manage the Entire Hybrid Security Environment Continuous Compliance. On-going monitoring of multi-cloud and hybrid cloud network-security configuration changes to avoid compliance violations. Automated audit-ready compliance reports. Vast support for diverse regulations. Helps support PCI DSS requirements. Built in documentation and audit trails. Risk Mitigation. Proactively detect misconfigurations to protect cloud assets, including cloud instances, databases and serverless functions. Easily identify risky security policy rules, the assets they expose and whether they are in use. Unused rules can more easily be removed. Manage the Entire Hybrid Security Environment 2 Hybrid Network Change Management. Leverage a uniform network model and change-management framework that covers the hybrid and multi-cloud environment. Automated policy push for “zero-touch” automation. Automated workflow that supports change validation, intelligent rule design. Seamless integration with existing ticketing systems. Easy integration with DevOps processes. Easy Migration. By automatically discovering, mapping and migrating connectivity configurations with firewalls and security groups, AlgoSec simplifies the complex process of migrating business applications. Identify flows serving your applications and track them to security policy. Enable network provisioning as part of cloud migration. Manage the Entire Hybrid Security Environment 3 Key Business Benefits
  • Enhance visibility across the hybrid network with central policy management
  • Ensure changes adhere to internal and regulatory
  • Manage security posture and reduce configuration risks
  • Process network security policy changes in minutes not
  • Avoid errors, rework and application
AlgoSec Advantages
  • Unified view of the entire on-premise and multi-cloud estate from a single console
  • Manage multiple layers of security controls and proactively detect misconfigurations
  • Minimize the attack surface by identifying risks and helping to mitigate them
  • Match network policy risks to the assets to better understand impact and better prioritize remediation
  • Identify unused security rules and have the confidence to remove

Comprehensive and Unified Security for Heterogeneous Environments

AlgoSec seamlessly integrates with all leading brands of traditional and next-generation firewalls and cloud security controls as well as routers, load balancers, web proxies, and SIEM solutions, to deliver unified security policy management across any hybrid-cloud, multi- cloud, SDN and on-premise network. Additional devices can be added via the AlgoSec Extension Framework. list of partners  


Multi-Cloud Security Network Policy and Configuration Management

Taking advantage of cost and performance improvements, enterprises are extending their networks far beyond the traditional perimeter to incorporate multiple public and private clouds. Migration of applications to clouds has become an indispensable strategy for enterprises as clouds deliver many financial, performance and other advantages. Public clouds have become part of the computing fabric of millions of enterprises.

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