Intelligent CIO Africa Issue 35 - Page 15

LATEST INTELLIGENCE CLOSING YOUR CLOUD SECURITY GAPS INTRODUCING CHECK POINT CLOUDGUARD IAAS T TODAY’S FORECAST: CLOUDY PRESENTED BY The desire to transition from a hardware-centric to an application-centric network construct is driving more and more organizations to embrace the cloud as part of their IT strategy. As a result, businesses are rapidly adopting cloudbased solutions to virtualize their datacenters as well as extend applications and data to public cloud environments. However, security concerns associated with moving data beyond traditional IT controls keeps many organizations from fully embracing the cloud. Businesses want the ability to control their own data and keep it private, protect themselves from cyber threats and securely connect their cloud with their traditional ‘on-premises’ network, all while maintaining compliance with regulatory mandates. Check Point’s flagship CloudGuard IaaS Cloud Security solution is designed to keep your data in public, private and hybrid cloud networks safe from even the most sophisticated attacks. To help customers fulfill their cloud security responsibilities, Check Point partners with the leading public IaaS providers and SDN solutions to seamlessly provide the same comprehensive security protections safeguarding premises-based networks to cloud environments. CloudGuard IaaS enhances the native micro- segmentation and elastic networking of cloud environments to dynamically deliver advanced security and consistent policy enforcement that automatically grows and scales with your cloud environments. Using CloudGuard IaaS, you can easily secure workloads and applications running in hybrid and public cloud environments, thus mitigating risks from breaches, data leakage and zero-day threats. Whether your cloud strategy centers on public or hybrid cloud environments, multi-cloud routing, or cloud DMZ, Check Point helps secure all your cloud assets while fully supporting the elastic and dynamic nature of the cloud. What’s more, only Check Point gives you a single pane-of-glass experience when managing physical, virtual and cloud-based security, complete with consolidated logs and reporting across all network environments. n Download whitepapers free from INTELLIGENTCIO 15