Security Solutions Optimized for Amazon Web Services
Security in public clouds is different. Are you prepared? Symantec has teamed up with Amazon Web Services to deliver security that is optimized for your AWS applications and instances.
Confidently migrate your legacy applications, deploy new cloud-native applications and services, and burst services on-demand to augment your on-premises requirements with Amazon Web Services.
Businesses and public sector organizations are no longer just using the public clouds like Amazon Web Services (AWS) for their test and development environments. Increasingly, they are using public clouds to migrate critical applications running on unsupported on-premises legacy platforms, as well as to deploy new cloud-native applications. A 2014 Forrester survey notes that “cloud-first” policy is increasingly the norm for new workload deployments. Organizations are also turning to public clouds like AWS to burst services, and meet seasonal spikes in demand.
Security and compliance in public clouds are different. Applications in these environments are componentized, preconfigured, and based on a library of templates. These applications are dynamic, mobile, orchestrated, and automated. Architectural differences between public clouds and on-premises infrastructures make it difficult to retrofit on-premises security solutions for public cloud environments. Traditional security solutions require deep expertise, extensive configuration, and long tuning cycles- thus, are not suited for the public cloud. Understanding these differences and challenges, and offering security that is optimized for public cloud architectures are critical to removing barriers to adoption.
Symantec understands the unique demands of securing public cloud deployments and designs cloud-native security products that are optimized for AWS. We also provide an opportunity to simplify management across on-premises and cloud security operations.
By extending proven Symantec security solutions to your AWS-based workloads and instances, you will enjoy peace-of-mind knowing that your customer data and other sensitive information is protected.
Symantec VIP Access Manager is a next generation access control platform, the foundation for an information protection solution for the cloud; that integrates Single Sign-On (SSO) with strong authentication (Symantec Validation and ID Protection Service and Managed PKI Service), access control, and user management. In the cloud, where a traditional enterprise perimeter does not exist, VIP Access Manager fills the gap by helping enterprises adopt cloud-based applications while maintaining proper risk management and compliance measures to protect enterprise data and follow regulations. Symantec VIP Access Manager is available on-premises or as a hosted service on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud. Virtually any cloud-based application is supported with easy to create connectors. Also included is a built-in user directory for self service provisioning and integration with common identity providers to enforce security and compliance for applications without getting in the way of productivity. The AWS cloud offers a secure, scalable infrastructure to support VIP Access Manager as it scales with an organization's need to manage additional apps, devices, and users.
Web and mobile applications are increasingly under attack. As companies move their applications to Amazon Web Services (AWS) they need a way to protect those applications from external threats and attacks. Symantec Web Application Firewall (WAF) & Reverse Proxy, built on the industry-leading ProxySG platform, secures and accelerates web applications. Customers can now deploy our proxy-based WAF on-premises or in the cloud with AWS to block known attack patterns with signature-based engines. Symantec Web Application Firewall for AWS uses the most advanced content nature detection engines to detect obfuscation and prevent new attacks.
See the “Products” section for information on Symantec security solutions for AWS.