Tip Tuesday: Protecting your customers’ public cloud environments

Posted by Lauren Beliveau on Jul 31, 2018 8:32:00 AM

shutterstock_146680703Are you ready to protect and support your customers in a public cloud environment? As more SMBs move toward public clouds like AWS, Azure, or Google Cloud Platform, they’ll soon be looking to IT service providers to help them secure their business-critical data in these environments.

According to a report from 451 Research, 90 percent of organizations are using some sort of cloud service, and 60 percent of workloads will be running in some form of hosted cloud services by 2019. This creates a tremendous opportunity for IT service providers to help customers not only move those workloads to the cloud—but also to protect them. With attacks on Microsoft Azure increasing 300 percent in Q1 2017, it might be better to take action sooner rather than later.

That’s why this week’s tip comes from Tim Jefferson, the VP of public cloud at Barracuda. In a post on the Barracuda blog, Tim talked about common surprises security teams run into when deploying in the cloud. This is what he had to share:

“There are so many services offered by the providers—it can be overwhelming. And for network security professionals, a lot of the tools that are a best fit for public cloud are targeted at software developers with APIs. So, if you’re not from that world or familiar with software development tools, it can be a challenge to learn how to architect in controls and leverage all the available native services that are tied together in the cloud. It comes down to bridging the software development and security teams in a way for them to collaborate.”

To learn more about public cloud firewalls and read what Tim has to say, check out the post here

3 Reasons why our CloudGen Firewall fits public cloud deployments

Interested in learning how the Barracuda CloudGen Firewall can help you secure public cloud deployments? Check out this video from Tim Jefferson to learn more. 


Barracuda CloudGen Firewall - MSP Edition

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