Cloud firewalls are virtual network security devices deployed in the public cloud. Public cloud firewalls tend to offer capabilities like those of hardware firewalls. However, in hybrid cloud deployments, public cloud firewalls offer significant advantages over on-premises devices in terms of scalability, availability, and extensibility. Often also called “virtual firewalls,” these devices are referred to as “public cloud firewalls” when used in those environments. Cloud firewalls block cyber-attacks directed at these cloud assets. As the name implies, a cloud firewall is a firewall that is hosted in the cloud. Cloud-based firewalls form a virtual barrier around cloud platforms, infrastructure, and applications, just as traditional firewalls form a barrier around an organization’s internal network. Deploying a cloud firewall is like replacing a local security camera and a physical security guard with a global 24/7 security center that has a centralized staff and security camera feeds from all the places.
As an organization’s cloud presence grows, public cloud firewalls scale gracefully by adding virtual instances, with no hardware installation or maintenance required. Even bandwidth-hogging threats, such as distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks, can be mitigated quickly and effectively using public cloud firewalls. Public cloud firewalls work best when designed and configured to work in concert with the provider’s native security solutions, with no gaps. It is a best practice for an organization to procure public cloud firewalls from cybersecurity vendors who have jointly developed their solutions with the CSPs the organization intends to use.
Azure Firewall is a managed, cloud-based network security service that protects your Azure Virtual Network resources. It is a fully stateful firewall as a service with built-in high availability and unrestricted cloud scalability. You can centrally create, enforce, and log application and network connectivity policies across subscriptions and virtual networks. Azure Firewall uses a static public IP address for your virtual network resources allowing outside firewalls to identify traffic originating from your virtual network. The service is fully integrated with Azure Monitor for logging and analytics.
FortiGate Cloud is a cloud-based SaaS, offering a range of management and services for Fortinet Firewalls. FortiGate Cloud offers zero-touch deployment, configuration management, reporting and analytics. As a cloud service, FortiGate Cloud can grow with your requirements from a single FortiGate all the way up to a full MSP management solution for thousands of devices across multiple customers. FortiGate Cloud encrypts all communication, including log information, between your FortiGate devices and the cloud.
XG Firewall offers the world’s best network visibility, protection, and response to secure your public, private, and hybrid cloud environments. XG Firewall offers all-in-one protection that integrates best-of-breed technologies into a single solution. XG Firewall integrates in real time with Intercept X for Server and Sophos Central to provide a coordinated defense against hacks and attacks. XG Firewall makes compliance easy with the best next-gen protection against the latest advanced threats including ransomware, cryptomining, bots, worms, hacks, breaches, and APTs with unique and innovative technologies designed to catch threats we haven’t even seen yet.
SonicWall next-generation firewalls protects your public cloud instances from zero-day threats and gain complete visibility and control over your virtual traffic from a single pane of glass.It is the most adaptable virtual firewall. With SonicWall firewall you can benefit from consistent, automated, real-time threat detection and prevention. Also, gain complete visibility and control of traffic across multiple VPCs and availability zones. SonicWall next-generation firewalls platform support includes AWS and Azure.
The particular cloud firewalls that you will want to use will depend on the capabilities of your network, relevant compliance requirements for your industry, and the resources you have in place to manage these firewalls. Emtech understands this very well and gives you the best solutions in finding the ideal firewall architecture for your business needs.