As technology changes, we’re seeing more and more firms migrating to the cloud. However, with such a move there are still safety concerns and countless questions from users. Not only are users concerned, but developers have also voiced worries about the security of the applications that they have built in the cloud. Making the migration to a cloud or hybrid environment also has led to questions on how to successfully deploy a firm’s existing security to the new environment. With such a move, firms are faced with the task of understanding meshed connectivity and metered billing.
Knowing these hesitations and questions, Barracuda has recently introduced the Barracuda Cloud Generation Firewalls. This new product has the goal to help firms answer these questions and begin embracing all that the public cloud has to offer.
Cloud Generation Firewalls
Firewalls are an integral part of any firm’s security plan. They help protect everything from data centers, central offices and even distributed networks with multiple locations. All this can often lead to low scalability and high costs for firms.
In comes the option for the public cloud. Such a move allows for the use of a loosely coupled architecture that requires no dependence on dispersed locations. This leads to firms having the ability to use metered billing, automated deployments, horizontal scaling, and other features that are native to the public cloud.
Helping Your Firm
Using the new Barracuda Cloud Generation Firewalls comes with many benefits to firms that make the move. This move allows for a firm’s entire infrastructure to be protected whether it be in the cloud, on-premise, or a hybrid of the two. Barracuda Cloud Generation Firewalls eliminates security gaps that could emerge during situations such a migrating a workflow or moving data storage.
These new firewalls also support the new consumption models of the public cloud. Cloud applications are often difficult to predict resource usage due to the variability of job demands. In the past, firm IT teams would budget for peak activity despite the fluctuating usage levels. The public cloud, however, handles metered billing and support variable job demands. This means that firms are matching infrastructure costs to the actual cost of consumption.
In the long run, performance levels are the same without the wasted licensing costs.