The cloud has long been called the “easy button” for IT. Don’t have time or budget to expand your data center? Just move your apps to the cloud. The rise of containers and container orchestration tools such as Kubernetes has only expanded that promise. In many ways, that promise has been fulfilled. Oracle, for example, has aggressively expanded on-premise solutions, multi-cloud offerings, and container support all with an eye toward making cloud migration as easy and as seamless as possible.
In retrospect, perhaps they have made it too easy. In the rush to the cloud, far too many organizations have failed to consider the security implications of cloudifying their applications. Don’t get me wrong, cloud-based solutions can be just as – or even more – secure than on-prem approaches. But moving some apps to the cloud – or to multiple clouds – does increase the attack surface, add complexity and make it hard to stay on top of your over-all security posture. The bottom line is, cloud computing requires a new model for security; a model we called the “shared security” model.
Expanding Fortinet’s Dynamic Cloud Security to OCI
That is why we at Fortinet are so excited about expanding our alliance with Oracle. Now the countless enterprise customers who already rely on Fortinet can use the same tools, managed using the same management console, to ensure that their apps are secured and compliant and that all security events are tracked whether their compute is on-prem or off. Better still, Oracle and Fortinet have teamed together to provide tested and verified reference architectures that customers can rely on when designing their security infrastructure.