Amazon gains new cloud security partner
Amazon Web Services has made the decision to team up with Check Point Software Technologies to offer their customers reliable security services.
|Amazon Gains New Cloud Security Partner|
Check Point announced the release of the Virtual Appliance for Amazon Web Services, which according to Check Point, “enables customers to extend their security to the cloud with the full range of protections using Check Point Software Blades.” Up until now, Amazon Web Services only provided very basic security measures for users of their services, but that’s not the case anymore.
Any user of the EC2 cloud services can get the Virtual Appliance directly from Amazon and set it up. Check Point describes many of the individual blades on as shown below:
“The Firewall and IPS Software Blades protect services in the public cloud from unauthorized access and attacks. The Application Control Software Blade helps prevent application layer denial of service attacks and protects your cloud services. The IPsec VPN Software Blade allow secure communication into cloud resources. The Mobile Access Software Blade allows mobile users to connect to the cloud with an SSL encrypted connection with two factor authentication and device pairing. The DLP Software Blade prevents data breaches with unique User Check technology to allow real-time user remediation.”
Both companies want to attract a wide range of potential customers, especially small companies and startups that are building their infrastructure in the cloud. They seem to realize that most people see it as a very risky move to have sensitive data there, so this should be accessible for just about everyone. According to an article from SecurityWeek.com, the base price for these services is $2000, and that comes with the firewall and virtual gateway. Everything else is icing on the cake and will cost you more money on top of that, but hopefully not too much.