Good Read: “Deploying and Managing Security in the Cloud” – an Osterman Research White Paper

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Organizations of all sizes are moving workloads and applications to the cloud in an effort to gain new capabilities without the cost and complexity of on-premises equipment. While these are great reasons to migrate, assuming that legacy on-premises security solutions will extend to the cloud could be a costly mistake. Removing cloud barriers is the exact reason that Barracuda continues to expand its Cloud Ready Program, and now offers any organization a free 90-day cloud license for Barracuda Web Application Firewall and Barracuda NextGen Firewall on Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure (Azure). In addition to the updated program, we recently worked with Osterman Research to further address managing security in the cloud with the white paper, “Deploying and Managing Security in the Cloud.”

If you’re thinking about a move to the cloud or are already in the process, we recommend reading the full white paper embedded below. Until then, here’s bit more information of the content you’ll find in the whitepaper:

Quick Summary

More and more sensitive and confidential corporate data, as well as an increasing number of IT capabilities that traditionally have been managed using on-premises infrastructure, are moving to the cloud. The survey conducted specifically for this whitepaper found that the vast majority of organizations store sensitive data in the cloud.

Key Takeaways

  • Organizations face a variety challenges when choosing, planning for and deploying security solutions in the cloud – and the process of evaluating options is becoming more, not less, difficult over time.
  • The cloud introduces new capabilities of significant benefit to organizations of all sizes, but also a new set of attack vectors that need to be mitigated.
  • The old, “tried and true” approach of guarding the network and erecting perimeter defenses is tried, but no longer true in the cloud era. IT capability is increasingly delivered outside of the network via cloud and hybrid cloud architectures, and the changing threatscape increasingly targets vulnerabilities in applications (e.g., zero-day exploits) and people (e.g., social engineering).

Here's the full white paper:

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