Dome9 at AWS re:Invent 2014
The main challenge that AWS and other public cloud providers face is the transition of a multitude of workloads from on premise solutions to the cloud, as opposed to just one or two demonstration projects. AWS comes with its own firewall and security groups, but managing that from the AWS console becomes much more difficult when there are scores or even hundreds of workload packages that must be deployed, monitored and audited. Even a dozen instances can demand management of IP addresses, ports, and security roles.
Dome9 plugs in at the API level and provides the visualization of the security posture of their customer’s AWS deployment. Using techniques such as secure access leases as a VPN alternative, it allows a specific application to be open for a fixed time for a certain trusted IP address, instead of leaving ports open for SSH and vulnerable to attack. Dome9 operates at the AWS API level to provide total management of the security posture of their customers on AWS.
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