Hybrid cloud infrastructure is growing rapidly in popularity and is also posing major challenges for the security professionals everywhere. While many organizations find a combination of public cloud, private cloud and on-premises environments best for their infrastructure requirements, the conventional security solutions which weren’t developed keeping cloud infrastructure in mind, can become problematic for maintenance of hybrid cloud security.
Although it is understandable that public cloud architecture offers various benefits, including mitigation of some conventional security risks, it cannot be denied that some of the features responsible for making cloud more secure also make certain tasks impossible, for instance, monitoring of network traffic through a SPAN port. Simultaneously, many new security concerns come up because of the cloud’s elastic nature, and these must also be factored in any hybrid cloud security plan.
Hybrid cloud security requires striking the right balance between the conventional security practices and new-age methods for public cloud security. It’s important for organizations working with a hybrid cloud infrastructure to opt for solutions which can benefit from the unique security controls created by the cloud service providers. Additionally, several conventional network security requirements might still apply and must be well-integrated for creation of a cohesive security plan for hybrid cloud.
AiCyberwatch offers complete visibility into public cloud, private cloud and on-premises environments, making best use of purpose-built cloud sensors with direct hooks into the cloud APIs, for better addressing of the cloud security requirements. It unifies all important security capabilities into a single platform/tool, including asset discovery, intrusion detection, vulnerability scanning, log management, constant threat intelligence, SIEM and behavioural monitoring.