Migrate to the Cloud Safely
Cloud is the new norm as organizations continue to migrate workloads to save money, achieve scale and gain flexibility. But migrating to the cloud can be difficult, even more so if you lack visibility. Cloud environments are affordable and scalable, but data is not easily accessible.
Operating effectively in the cloud requires the right controls and visibility to ensure data and network security. Gartner estimates, "by 2018, the 60% of enterprises that implement appropriate cloud visibility and control tools will experience one-third fewer security failures."¹ Whether you are operating your workloads in a public, private, or hybrid environment, packet-level data visibility is a must.
¹ Source: Staying Secure in the Cloud Is a Shared Responsibility (FOUNDATIONAL) Refreshed: 08 May 2017 | Published: 07 April 2016 ID: G00296799, Analyst(s): Steve Riley
CloudLens™—Ixia's platform for public, private and hybrid cloud visibility—provides deep visibility, ensuring access to packet data in cloud environments. CloudLens addresses the following in public, private, and hybrid cloud:
- Data access and capture
- Data grooming
- Data delivery to security and monitoring tools
CloudLens provides a platform that enables cloud only and cloud first strategies, while addressing the current reality of multi-cloud and hybrid environments. Learn more about how CloudLens addresses the unique visibility needs in public and private clouds.
Public and private cloud environments have the potential for blind-spots. These are data connections in the network that are not easily accessible, which makes them susceptible to threats like malware. In on-premises networks, taps access intra-and inter-rack traffic, then send it to network packet brokers for distribution to security and monitoring tools.
CloudLens addresses the unique considerations of capturing and processing data in public, private, and hybrid cloud deployments:
Public cloud is unique. Because it has a distributed architecture where physical resources are shared, traditional solutions, such as taps, will not work. To gain visibility into these environments, a solution must access a virtual instance, automatically scale in and out as these virtual resources change, and filter data, so the right packet data is delivered to centralized security and monitoring tools.
In the private cloud, multiple virtual machines (VMs) can reside on the same server. Packets that go between VMs on the same server, commonly referred to as inter-VM or east-west traffic, is difficult to access. To gain visibility into these environments, a solution must access - virtually tap- inter-VM traffic, aggregate and deduplicate it, and then filter it to deliver to security and monitoring tools.