Hybrid cloud environment – Shield Your Web Applications

It is beginning of the cloud world. Majority of organizations nowadays are adopting cloud. As cloud infrastructure saves cost, is flexible and enhance productivity. Entrepreneurs are using both private and public cloud solutions. Hybrid cloud environment intend to loss of control and visibility into network which can bring security challenges.

Network Perimeter to Vanish

As most applications and services are migrating to cloud or moved outside their enterprise perimeter, so edge of conventional is going to vanish soon. Organizations are needed to protect their service and applications in cloud or on-premise.

Only drop in bucket is not necessary but also big security require in cloud system. Attackers enable to intrude not only on-premise application but also cloud infrastructure. Organization rely on-premise attack mitigation, will leave their cloud applications vulnerable to attacks.

Businesses depend on Multiple Cloud Vendors

Most companies choose multiple cloud vendors to host different aspects of infrastructure.

Multiple vendors decrease the risk of downtime in case of failure and also decrease the risk when a single cloud vendor was unsuccessful. Multiple cloud strategy can be used to provide geographically diverse service across multiple cloud centers. Multi-vendor cloud hosting scheme reduces ability to protect application. It depends on security solution which is provided by each cloud vendor. This strategy is making difficult to protect and manage multiple instances.

Web Based Attacks

Today’s web industry is evolving threats and attackers. Organizations need to provide more security to their applications against threats.

Most common attacks are a web-based attack which is known through the Open Web Application Security Project. This category includes threats like, Cross-Site Scripting (XSS), SQL Injections and Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF). These attacks are not protected by intrusion detection system and firewalls. Brute force attacks are also considered which intrudes the security of applications.

Availability based attack like DdoS attacks at both network and application layers. It uses the automated program.
Multi-vector attacks – Sophisticated attacks that apply multiple vector on application and service. Organizations need to make a layered network which would mitigate the vector attacks.

Organizations’ New Requirements

As a conclusion businesses are facing new challenges which intent’s necessity of security solutions. Organization need to protect their application in dynamic or hybrid and on-premise environment. A hybrid solution is best option to provide comprehensive protection for both on-premise and in cloud applications. Hybrid solution can work across cloud vendors.

Wide protection covers application and network layer attacks including DDOs attacks, SQL Injections, XXS, Cookie Poisoning, XML and web services attack. This protection leverages the overall protection of infrastructure. It eliminates vulnerable applications from the networks. Wide protection works for on-premise and in cloud applications. Organization can rely on wide protection solutions.

Ease of use should be established in IT and security team to take a burden from them. Saying is easy but installing and configuration requires lot of manual work. So it is very necessary to pick those solutions which are easy to handle and easy to maintain.

As enterprise boundary is vanishing, multi-vector attacks and sophisticated attacks takes place on web application. Dependency has increased on third party security solutions. Organizations test carefully these solutions to address new challenges and protect over all infrastructure.