Customer Infrastructure Trends that Can Make or Break Security
… cloud security that incorporates:
- Scalability: One of the core benefits of cloud adoption is its flexibility, which allows it to dynamically expand in times of high traffic, and scale down as traffic subsides. Your customers require cloud security that can scale with growing cloud instances to meet the needs of their cloud provider’s shared security model, protect cross-cloud workflows and secure data stored within the cloud.
- Automation: Today’s cyberattacks occur at machine speeds, which means that hand-processing and correlating critical threat intelligence is no longer good enough. Instead, organizations must deploy security controls that leverage automated management that can detect and respond to security events in real time, informed by current threat intelligence.
- Single-pane-of-glass visibility: With visibility diminished in the cloud, and especially across multicloud deployments, security teams need integrated and centralized visibility of data movement across their distributed networks.
- Consistent tagging and labeling: This element is critical for enabling effective segmentation practices, especially in multicloud environments. This process allows IT teams to trace threats back to their root cause to minimize the impact of an attack and secure the rest of the network once a compromise has been detected.
Infrastructure and threat trends are often related. As organizations enable business by accelerating their transition to the cloud, and increase their use of encryption as a means to secure digital transformation, proper security becomes more important than ever. While such changes in infrastructure can be effective, and even necessary, when done improperly they can hurt security efforts. Partners must ensure their customers are aware of the controls and strategies they must have in place to maintain security, visibility and performance. To learn more about recent infrastructure and threat trends, download our Threat Landscape Report for Q3 of 2018.
Jon Bove is vice president of Americas Channels at Fortinet Inc., where he strategizes, promotes and drives channel sales strategy to help partners build successful security practices. A 17-year veteran of the technology industry, Bove has held sales and channel leadership positions. At Fortinet, he has established Fortinet’s national partner program and aligned the company’s regional partner strategy to allow partners to develop Fortinet security practices with the tools and programs to successfully grow their business. Follow Fortinet on Twitter or Bove on LinkedIn.