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Key Principles and Strategies for Securing the Enterprise Cloud

White Paper Published By: Fortinet EMEA
Fortinet EMEA
Published:  May 14, 2020
Type:  White Paper
Length:  10 pages

Organizations are increasingly deploying a variety of workloads across multiple clouds. In turn, business-critical data and services are increasingly scattered across this distributed infrastructure. Using the shared responsibility model as a guiding principle, enterprises rely on cloud providers to protect the network, storage, and computing layers, while enterprises (end-users) own the security for everything that is built, deployed, or stored in the cloud. Due to multi-cloud adoption, most enterprises maintain heterogenous environments, with tools from each cloud platform differing significantly.

For organizations, this results in a complex, nonuniform network security infrastructure. The only viable answer is a unified security solution that runs across multiple cloud platforms. Organizations seeking to deploy applications in the cloud must deploy security solutions that embody three key attributes:

1) native integration with all major cloud providers
2) a broad suite of security tools to cover the entire attack surface
3) the ability to centrally manage the security infrastructure as well as automate security operations.

These must offer unified visibility and control and policy management that supports risk management and compliance requirements. The corresponding security architecture must support a wide variety of security use cases for various cloud deployments.



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