Best-of-breed security for hybrid clouds

 
Wouldn’t it be great if you could make a fresh start with your organization’s IT infrastructure? Unfortunately, unless you’re a start-up, most enterprises don’t have the luxury of starting with a clean slate. Instead, the majority of us have to make the most of a hybrid of legacy apps and existing investments with new cloud deployments to keep pace with business demands. A recent survey by Verizon and Harvard Business Review highlighted this issue. It found that 63% of organizations are pursuing a hybrid cloud approach to improve their competitiveness, yet a third (32%) were struggling to integrate cloud with other systems. For many organizations, their IT infrastructure will ...

Get off my (private) cloud

 
As enterprises transform their physical data centers to private and hybrid cloud models, how should they secure these new environments, keeping threats and attackers off their cloud? A new era of virtualization, automation and Anything-as-a-Service (XaaS) is being ushered in at a blistering pace, driving greater efficiencies and cost savings while dramatically changing the way businesses roll out new applications and services. And as Mick Jagger was fond of saying: “But it’s all right now, in fact it’s a gas!” It really can be all right if you understand how this new model doesn’t inadvertently introduce new risks or expose your business to more threats. The trends are ...

Future-Proof Security Management

 
Cyber security is about more than stopping threats; it is also about maintaining a robust and flexible security infrastructure that can scale and evolve to keep pace with the business. It is a trite but true claim – your security is only as strong as your ability to manage it.   In my line of work, I am constantly talking to customers and industry analysts to gain insights that will help us improve security management effectiveness and efficiency in our products. More importantly, we look for trends to educate us in building into our products the capabilities to handle incipient security challenges. From our research, some trends have emerged that we believe will transform the ...