Key Principles and Strategies for Securing the Enterprise Cloud STRATEGIES BRIEF
The cloud offers organizations immense business opportunities. But without the right security infrastructure and operational framework in place, the cloud presents serious security challenges that can have far-reaching repercussions. Business-critical applications and data are scattered across multiple clouds.
The shared responsibility model for cloud security dictates that cloud providers only protect the infrastructure and not the applications deployed and running on and data stored in the cloud. Rather, end-users are responsible for securing the application layer. With each cloud provider using different tools and approaching security differently, this creates additional complexity for enterprises that must connect those into the security tools they employ to protect their applications.
To secure multi-cloud environments, enterprises must follow three principles:
- Native integration with all major cloud providers
- A broad suite of security tools that cover the entire attack surface
- Centralized management of security, including automation of workflows and threat-intelligence sharing
The Fortinet Security Fabric was purpose-built to close these cloud-driven security gaps through native integration with public cloud infrastructures, a broad set of security services and products, and cross-cloud security management, automation, and analytics.