Leverage a private cloud approach to handle network growth and future architectures
As cyberattacks continue to rise, CIOs and CISOs are faced with the daunting challenge of ensuring the network is reliable and high performance. More importantly, they need to ensure no cyberattack is successful that results in data breach, which can lead to extensive damage to the corporate brand. But not only are the number of attacks rising, they are becoming more sophisticated and because traffic is often encrypted, it is not always inspected since it is extremely taxing to do so for today’s security appliances. So how does a CIO or CISO solve this seemingly impossible situation and become someone admired across the industry?
For CIO/CISOs, there is always pressure to constantly purchase bigger security appliances to satisfy growth and reduce risk from cyberattacks. While many vendors can address these issues, specialized, single purpose appliances will only address the growth in the short term before requiring yet another bigger appliance. This approach ties up precious budget that is needed to address new and emerging threats. Here are yet a few of these challenges:
Compliance, risk and liability
Ongoing regulation increases the requirements for security and the budget and resources needed to address them.
Innovation for digital transformation
As the network continues to evolve, the security approach needs to advance to ensure a successful digital transformation.
Keep budget in check
While security budgets tend to increase faster than other areas, the list of requirements never seems to get smaller.
How to Solve Them
The answer is to build a dynamic security perimeter that offers unparalleled flexibility and allows you to scale horizontally rather than vertically. Built on virtualization and cloud principles, a turnkey network security virtualization platform can distribute traffic across multiple security devices, block traffic before it enters the service chain and copy traffic needing additional inspection. It’s also important to have the following capabilities:
Elastically expand and contract services
Easily add additional capabilities and performance when under attack but also redistribute these resources if needed to address new issues later.
Handle new threats
Add new capabilities from multiple security vendors to address new threats rather than be locked into the capabilities of a single platform.
Support physical and virtual appliances
Support the reality of a hybrid deployment as some functions are moved to the cloud while others remain as physical appliances and be easily able to swap in the future.
Unlike traditional security appliances, Corsa solutions are designed for scaling network security services in real-time for 10Gbps to 100Gbps connections. Purpose-built for virtualized and cloud deployments, Corsa allows you to flexibly scale your traffic inspection with high performance. The result is CIO/CISOs can now handle network growth with complete visibility by evolving to software-defined network security.