Movin' On Up to the Cloud: How to Migrate your Application Connectivity

Avivi Siman Tov
Director of Product

Migrating applications to the cloud or to another data center is a complex and risky process. First, you need to understand the applications you are currently running (application discovery). Then, you need to define and map the existing application connectivity flows (pre-migration), so that you can easily reestablish them post-migration.

If done manually, this is a difficult and time-consuming process, and a single mistake can cause outages, compliance violations and create holes in your security perimeter.

Understanding the migration destination is just as important; cloud security architecture is fundamentally different from physical networks, and it is extremely difficult to translate the network connectivity flows to the cloud security controls and then manage network security policies cohesively across the entire hybrid enterprise environment. All in all, migrating application connectivity is a complex, tedious and error-prone process that can take months and often compromises security, compliance and business agility.

In this webinar, Avivi Siman-Tov, Product Manager at AlgoSec, will explore how to simplify and accelerate large-scale complex application migration projects, while making security a priority.

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CloudFlow - Cloud security policy and configuration management made simple

As organizations adopt cloud strategies and migrate applications to take advantage of cloud economies of scale, they face new levels of complexity and risk to their security posture. Security controls and network architectures from leading cloud vendors are distinct from each other and fundamentally different from those found in on-premise data centers – and not as stringent. Customers of these cloud services often do not know how to use them securely.


Challenges in Managing Security in Native, Hybrid and Multi-Cloud Environments

Cloud computing provides improved security, agility, and flexibility. However, integrating this new service into legacy IT environments comes with some great concerns. In a recent survey conducted by the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) and AlgoSec, security, data loss and compliance were identified as the top 3 concerns when moving to the cloud.

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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  

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Automating Firewall Change Control

In today’s IT environment, the only constant is change. Not only is change rampant, but it often occurs at breakneck speed. Rapid business growth from mergers and acquisitions, development of new and de-commissioning of old applications, new users, micro-segmentation, cloud migrations and more make for a dynamic environment that poses new security challenges all the time.

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