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How Does Garland Prisms work with Azure?

on 2/20/20 8:00 AM By | Chris Bihary | 0 Comments | Cloud Solutions
By now, we all know due to the rapidly evolving digital transformation, Amazon, Microsoft and Google have all created environments where infrastructure and networking is elastic, on-demand and extremely fast. As part of this three part blog series, exploring AWS, Azure, and Google Cloud, this week we will focus on the benefits and limitations of Microsoft Azure, and how Garland Prisms can work within the platforms to provide additional value to customers by providing packet level visibility in the public cloud. If you’ve just started following along, check out our first post on AWS. As the No. 2 cloud provider, behind AWS with 15.5% of the market share, Microsoft Azure has an ever-expanding set of cloud services built to help organizations build, deploy and manage cloud applications through a global network of data centers. With Azure’s rapid rise, at a growth rate of 60% year-over-year, the gaps in their application services start coming into focus for cloud architects, including the lack of a virtual tapping solution to get packet visibility to monitoring and security tools.
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Air Gapping: An Added Layer of Security for Cloud and Industrial Environments

Despite ever-increasing cybersecurity budgets, attackers continue to find ways around network defenses and are on track to cause over $6 trillion in damages annually by 2021. As cloud adoption continues to grow, attackers are taking advantage of new threat vectors and 84% of organizations say traditional security solutions don’t work against them. This is especially problematic in the industrial sector where cyber attacks aren’t just costly—they can be a matter of life and death. Ignoring cloud computing isn’t an option. The advantages of moving industrial processes to the cloud are just too beneficial to ignore.  Cloud environments and industrial networks need an additional layer of security to address vulnerabilities without sacrificing the cost efficiency, scalability, and flexibility of a modern architecture. Air gapping is the answer to this challenge.
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How does Garland Prisms work with AWS?

The advantages of public cloud computing can’t be beat. Companies around the world are taking advantage of the cost-saving measures associated with public cloud to help scale their infrastructure, provide disaster recovery services, elastic storage, and hosted services. As public cloud became more popular over the last few years, leaders quickly developed in the space. According to a recent Gartner report, Amazon Web Services (AWS) is by far the leading public cloud infrastructure platform, owning 47.8% of the market share. After AWS there is a big drop down to the next leaders: Microsoft Azure holds 15.5% of the market, Alibaba owns 7.7%, and Google Cloud has just 4%. In this new, three part blog series, I’ll explore AWS, Azure, and Google Cloud, describe some of the benefits and limitations of each platform, and how Garland Prisms can work within the platforms to provide additional value to customers by providing packet level visibility in the public cloud. 
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Network Packet Visibility for Hybrid Cloud Environment

Nearly all cyber attacks must cross the network, so extracting security-relevant data from network traffic is essential across a wide range of security operations. As teams are moving to the cloud, they lose physical access to applications that previously were housed in the data center. Just as traditional network test access point (TAP) and packet broker solutions fuel monitoring tools traffic from across the network, a solution is needed to continue to feed these tools when there is no longer physical access to applications that now reside in the cloud.
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What is SSL and TLS and How it Works in Today’s Security

on 1/16/20 8:14 AM By | Jerry Dillard | 0 Comments | Network Security Cloud Solutions
As today’s enterprises deploy more software to the cloud, while integrating software-as-a-service (SaaS) applications into their critical business infrastructure, the need for security and monitoring is obvious. With this need, SSL/TLS Decryption has become the security protocol designed to facilitate data security and privacy for internet communications. Heading into 2020, over 80 percent of internet traffic is being encrypted, including communication between web applications and servers, such as a web browser loading a website, to other communications such as email, messaging, e-commerce, banking, file storage, and voice-over IP (VOIP). Understanding how this affects your network performance and security strategy becomes imperative. With the amount of today’s encrypted traffic, the importance of traffic inspection, balancing performance bottlenecks between tools, and protecting encrypted traffic is quickly becoming one of the top security architecture challenges. SSL/TLS Decryption can seem complicated, so we’ll try to break this down and understand why to incorporate this into your security strategy.
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Monitoring Business Critical Application in the Cloud with Garland Prisms and Flowmon

When you’re driving on a foggy day, how can you stay safe when you can’t even see the road in front of you?  Blind spots in the car are similar to blind spots within your cloud-based data center if not properly monitored.  Securing your network and keeping data integrity in the cloud can equate to millions of dollars lost in operational and downtime costs, if not done properly. It’s imperative to weather the storm and be prepared for your organization’s cloud migration to deliver sufficiently detailed network insight.  Most operations can’t forge a comprehensive overview of their user experience. This helps to instantly distinguish between problems that arise in the network as opposed to the application. In today’s economy performance equates to dollars, so having business-critical applications are expected to perform at a consistent quality. 
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