– Dean Trumbull, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for Global DataGuard (www.globaldataguard.com), says:
Beyond the basic firewall support provided with each cloud account, regulatory compliance still requires companies to also monitor for hackers and malware, collect system log information, and perform regular vulnerability tests and remediate where necessary. Additionally, some regulatory compliance standards also require network access, policy oversight and 24×7 network security monitoring.
These security requirements are further complicated by numerous restrictions placed on customers by cloud providers, such as the inability to deploy their own security appliances, a prohibition on vulnerability scanning, and the inability to monitor network packet information, even between instances within the same account.
While there are not many Security ISVs offering such a broad array of SaaS security services, Global DataGuard’s Enterprise UTM® for Cloud Computing offering fully integrates our patented network behavior analysis and correlation technology with PCI-enabled intrusion detection and prevention; vulnerability scanning and management; log management, analysis and monitoring; network access and policy monitoring, and comprehensive threat management capabilities, including prioritized network, global and vendor threats and vulnerabilities. This unified security anywhere™ approach enables customers to fortify their existing premise-based, cloud or hybrid network infrastructures and future-proof current IT investments with a holistic architecture and applications portfolio that provides virtually unlimited scalability, full regulatory compliance and up to a 60% reduction in network security costs.