Intelligent CIO APAC Issue 26 - Page 77

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New application infrastructure : Modernizing applications using containers and microservices requires new tools that must be secured . In addition , accelerating the pace of development requires security that meshes with existing processes and DevOps structures .
Yaniv Hoffman , Vice President and Managing Director – Radware APJ
The solution – frictionless security
including deployment , scaling and networking . Automation is an important principle and is increasingly necessary to ensure that development , operations and security teams can manage their modern apps at scale .
Any technology overhaul comes with security risks . And while cloud adoption has many advantages , it also creates uncertainties that are top of mind for seasoned CISOs . These include :
The growing threat landscape : Attackers are becoming more active across all threat types , with more DDoS attacks against infrastructure , applications and layers of business . As organizations migrate their applications to the public cloud , hackers increasingly focus their attacks against the public cloud infrastructure . In this threat landscape , it ’ s clear that only state-of-the-art security will protect critical business infrastructure .
Accelerated Digital Transformation : As more applications are deployed online , the speed at which organizations develop and introduce new applications becomes a source of competitive advantage . To keep up , organizations must ensure their DevOps efforts are faster and more agile as a way of maintaining the business transformation demanded by management . To avoid added cyber-risks , security must be tightly integrated with the development process .
The gradual aging of legacy software applications is a problem that must eventually be tackled in every organization . But the risks this entails in terms of cloud migration and service availability remain a huge barrier .
While legacy applications have limitations , they are predictable and a known quantity . Re-engineering them to work in cloud environments opens organizations to unknown levels of exposure and risk in terms of security and availability .
Leading providers of cybersecurity and application delivery solutions address these challenges on several fronts . State-of-the-art DDoS protection will safeguard an organization ’ s infrastructure from the most advanced threats , while application delivery controllers ( ADCs ) keep applications available and secure . Advanced web application firewalls and bot management solutions protect applications and data from attack and compromise .
Transition to the cloud can be protected with a cloudnative protector for workloads and a flexible licensing model . Seek a licence that enables organizations to decide how best to use a single capacity license to shift and scale workloads and capacity across any private data center , or public and private cloud , regardless of location or type .
It is through frictionless security that critical applications can be protected without security getting in the way or generating management overhead . p
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