Hosting in multi-Cloud environments

Cloud has become an attractive option for both enterprises and attackers..

Network security and automation solution provider EfficientIP has released Cloud IPAM Sync, a service that helps to improve control over applications hosted in multi-cloud environments.

Cloud IPAM Sync uses DDI to provide central visibility and unified management over internal and Cloud datacentres, due to real-time repository information.

Jean-Yves Bisiaux, CTO of EfficientIP said the Cloud has become an attractive option for both enterprises and attackers.

“According to the joint 2020 Global DNS Threat Report from EfficientIP and IDC, companies experienced a 22 per cent rise in attacks on the cloud last year,” he said. “In Singapore, DNS attacks caused cloud service downtime for 50 per cent of companies, and for 65 per cent in India.”

Bisiaux said 2020 the global COVID-19 pandemic has made the cloud more popular than ever, as enterprises drive an increasing number of applications to the cloud to better enable remote work.

As companies mix the use of their own private clouds with the use of public, third-party clouds (such as Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure Cloud), which creates a dispersed, hybrid-cloud environment that is difficult to oversee and protect.

“You cannot control what you do not see,” said Bisiaux. “An accurate inventory of deployed VM and IP-related resources is at the foundation of efficient network control and automation. EfficientIP offers visibility across hybrid cloud infrastructures based on AWS and/or Microsoft Azure.”

Cloud IPAM Sync provides viewpoint of what VMs and apps are being created in the public clouds. It offers near real-time updates to the repository data across both a company’s internal datacentre and AWS and Microsoft Azure Clouds.

This functionality enables IT managers to detect unknown resources and combat shadow IT, said Bisiaux.






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