Enterprises are looking forward to data center transformation, moving toward a hybrid cloud environment to utilize the best of public and private cloud models. However, evolving technologies need to create a security framework as well. Therefore, we need to understand the present infrastructure vulnerabilities and loopholes.
Security has always been one of the major components in a data center. Managing multi-tenant environments becomes challenging in terms of maintaining consistent security controls and securing the business. An attacker can breach through any environment because a private cloud can make data access easy and secure, unlike public clouds. Organizations need to adopt a hybrid cloud model along with advanced security framework and preventive systems to protect against advanced security threats and cyber-attacks.
We Need an Adaptive Security Model
Organizations are experiencing constant security or cyber threats. Under such circumstances, enterprise leaders must be observant and ready to maintain a perfect set of security policies that can be applied across the business environment. According to a survey, 64% of companies recognize that cyber risk is increasing year-on-year. The cyber-attack attempts will increase in the coming years, leading to ~90% IT system failure. With an increase in the number of cyber-attacks and threats, it is no longer enough for an organization to simply use blocking mechanisms or after-the-event procedures to tackle attacks. They must use more advanced, adaptive, and dynamic security platforms and response mechanisms for the latest threats.
Adaptive Security is an approach to prevent and mitigate cyber-attacks and security threats. In this approach, Adaptive Security analyzes behaviors of the events to protect against and adapt to threats before they happen. Adaptive Security uses a kernel-level agent on the endpoints of an environment to give the real-time visibility of everything happening on the system allowing an organization to identify and respond as the incident occurs.
Real-time Adaptive Security is the network-security model, necessary to accommodate the emergence of multiple parameters and moving parts on the network. Adaptive Security can watch a network for malicious traffic and behavioral anomalies. The redundant point vulnerabilities identify real-time changes to systems automatically and enforce endpoint protections, access rules, block traffic, and follow a compliance dashboard while providing audit data and more.
One of the key features of the Adaptive Security infrastructure is a heuristics system that can communicate suspicion to the firewall. The other features include fine-grained control, automation in addition to human intervention, on-demand services, security-as-a-service, and integration of security and management data. Rather than adding security to custom applications after they go operational, security models will be created during the design phase of an app. A major change in this model of real-time Adaptive Security is shifting authorization management and policy to an on-demand service. Such a service model contains the details and policy enforcement that matches the compliance and can adapt to the user’s situation when he/she is trying to access an application.
In the hybrid cloud model where workloads are spread in distributed topologies across the globe and accessed by a huge sprawl of devices, it becomes imperative to ensure real-time security to stop a threat from spreading.