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Embracing the Multicloud Security Revolution

IBSCY Ltd Team

Introduction

Multicloud security has become a hot topic in recent times, with many companies striving to find effective solutions for network security in cloud environments. Cisco, as a leader in the field, understands the challenges and has developed a unique approach to address customer needs. Cisco, in its conversations with customers, has encountered three common statements that highlight important considerations when it comes to securing multicloud environments.

Let's take a closer look at each one:

  1. You Cannot Secure What You Cannot See – The Goal is Actionable Visibility. It's evident that you can't protect what you can't see, but it's equally crucial to act when identifying security risks. Visibility should be effortless and not require extensive infrastructure deployment. Our approach focuses on providing visibility while simultaneously offering solutions to secure cloud workloads. By incorporating cloud-native tags and attributes into our cloud security solutions, we can effectively develop policies and defenses.
  1. Networking and Security Must Converge – Security Should Keep Pace. After engaging with numerous customers, a common pain point emerged – the struggle to secure workloads rapidly and at scale in the cloud. The root of the problem often lies in the disjointed nature of networking and security controls. To address this, networking and security need to work seamlessly together, adapting and evolving as cloud environments change. Centralized management of multicloud policy and infrastructure, coupled with distributed enforcement points, allows for global cloud environment management while enforcing security policies locally.
  1. Embrace True Multicloud Security – Beyond Running in Multiple Clouds. Legacy vendors may claim to have security appliances that run in all clouds, but this falls short of solving multicloud challenges. A true multicloud solution begins with a single policy implemented across all clouds, whether public or private, through a scalable service. By managing both infrastructure and policy from a centralized location, organizations can strategically and accurately place security controls across multiple clouds. It's essential to move beyond configuring individual policies on disparate devices and adopt a unified approach.

The Changing Landscape for Enterprises – Evolving Requirements for Better Protection.

As the multicloud landscape evolves, enterprises are reevaluating their security requirements to ensure robust protection for their cloud workloads. A focus on network visibility, seamless integration of networking and security, and a true multicloud solution are at the forefront of decision-making processes.

Conclusion

In conclusion, the realm of multicloud security presents both challenges and opportunities. By understanding the importance of visibility, the need for networking and security convergence, and the true essence of multicloud security, organizations can adapt to the changing landscape and make informed decisions to safeguard their cloud environments effectively.

IBSCY Ltd, a certified Cisco partner in Cyprus, provides local and global network and security solutions for businesses of all sizes. Leveraging Cisco's Digital Network Architecture (Cisco DNA), we offer a unified, intent-based networking solution that seamlessly aligns enterprises with their IT needs. Experience the power of bridging the gap between technology and business requirements with Cisco DNA.

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