While the business benefits of cloud computing are clear, managing the security and risk associated with them is not. Cloud computing systems have the same vulnerabilities as your IT infrastructure, requiring security and risk management as well as meeting regulatory compliance and auditing requirements.
However, the same security controls you use to protect your data center servers cannot be extended to protect your cloud infrastructure and services. The problem is that most network security tools only protect servers based on addresses and access control lists. With the dynamic nature of the cloud we need network security controls that are dynamic and that will work end-to-end across your data centers and private clouds. And security controls that are based on your existing identity systems, such as Microsoft Active Directory and Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE).
Unique Solution Value
BlackRidge allows you to build your cloud and enterprise network security controls around identity and move past the limitations of using network topology and addresses for network security. By authenticating identity during TCP session establishment, you are enforcing policy based on who you are, not on where you are coming from or how you got there. Built on the TCP protocol, there is nothing proprietary about BlackRidge that you need to verify with your service provider given BlackRidge works across LAN and network boundaries and with middle boxes.
BlackRidge Transport Access Control (TAC) provides scalable, proactive protection for cloud deployments. It closes attack vectors by allowing only authorized and authenticated inbound and outbound network sessions, blocking unidentified and unauthorized traffic from reaching your network or cloud services including the incessant pings and probes. This occurs on the first packet with no response, prior to any connection being made, effectively cloaking your cloud services.
Why you should look at BlackRidge for cloud and network security:
- Proactive Security: does not rely on manually updated signatures or network topology to protect against the multitude of attacks that networks and servers face every day.
- Operational Benefits: cloaks/shields the network and systems from unauthorized and malicious traffic. Once this traffic has been removed, further efficiency – lower cost, increased productivity and isolation for compliance – are realized.
- Easy Deployment: offers drop-in deployment with no changes to existing applications or infrastructure.