Network Security: A Four Point Analysis of Appliances vs. the Cloud


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When you're assessing network security solutions, you face two fundamental choices with dramatic consequences for protection, coverage, performance and manageability. Appliance-based solutions seek to arm organizations with visibility and control within their network environment. Cloud-based solutions promise easier setup, greater scalability, wider coverage and adaptive protection.

How do you weigh the promised benefits against the potential risks? Does one option offer distinct advantages over the other?

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Network Security: A Four Point Analysis of Appliances vs. the Cloud

  1. 1. NETWORK SECURITY A Four-Point Analysis: Appliances vs. the Cloud 1 VS
  2. 2. 2 Audio Over Computer or Phone TECHNICAL ISSUES? Email: DIANAK @OPENDNS.COM QUESTIONS FOR BARRY? Send questions during the webcast by typing in the questions panel; they will be answered at the end. Your Speaker: BARRY FISHER OpenDNS Product Marketing Manager
  3. 3. PROTECTION & COVERAGE detects last known threat locally if available analyzes last seen request globally in real-time IT-managed devices IT-monitored communications IT-managed networks any device any communication any network complex sizing guides exponential bandwidth usage backhauled off-network traffic no sizing guides scales on-demand unlimited bits, devices, networks fragmented visibility & control per-appliance or per-site view centralized visibility & control distributed network environments & mobile users PERFORMANCE & MANAGEABILITYmanual labor overhead charges multiplied by the # of sites reduction of CapEx & OpEx no hardware upgrade cycles no software refresh cycles Vendor Platform
  4. 4. 4 Protection VS
  5. 5. Protection Information security doesn't have the continuous visibility it needs to detect advanced attacks. ” “ 5
  6. 6. Protection [Cloud-based] providers can update controls as threats evolve, and the updates are immediately available to customers. ” “ 6
  7. 7. 7 Protection EPP solution providers offer some level of cloud look-up today. However, the breadth of metadata information collected and sent to the clouds is limited... ” “
  8. 8. Protection SaaS solutions should deliver better security and enable functionality that is not available in on-premises solutions. ” “ 9
  9. 9. 11 Coverage VS
  10. 10. Coverage By 2018, Gartner estimates that 25% of corporate data traffic will bypass perimeter security (up from 4% today) and flow directly from mobile devices to the cloud. ” “ 12
  11. 11. Coverage By 2018, 75% of the time, appliance-based security works every time. ” “ 13
  12. 12. 14 Performance VPNVPN VS
  13. 13. Performance Shortcomings in existing Internet access and security architectures often cause increased network latency. ” “ 15
  14. 14. Performance & Manageability multisite, continuously available business systems can be more than 8 times the cost of a standard, non-highly or continuously available it service ” “ 16
  15. 15. 18 Manageability VS
  17. 17. OpenDNS Overview Cloud-Delivered Network Security 20
  18. 18.     We build high performance cloud infrastructure NO ADDED LATENCY DNS Proxy     >2% Internet + 100% uptime PROVEN RELIABILITY
  19. 19. We deliver worldwide coverage in minutes GLOBAL NETWORK Clientless DHCP + Lightweight Agents
  20. 20. We predict & prevent threats before they happen Cloud + DNS Analytics Automation THREAT PROTECTION LIKE NO OTHER PREDICTIVE INTELLIGENCE
  21. 21. We’re a next-generation network security company WE EVOLVE AHEAD OF THE PACE OF THREATS We’re trusted by SMBs and enterprises worldwide 2012 201420132006 2009 ENTERPRISE added third- party feeds SECURITY hired CTO & researchers PREDICTIVE built OpenDNS Security Graph REMEDIATION added context to prioritize severity INFRASTRUCTURE build OpenDNS Global Network INTEGRATIONS FireEye is the first of many PROXY not limited to DNS OFF-NETWORK launched Umbrella
  22. 22. 25 What Next? 25 Start a Instant Trial for Free: Customize a TCO Savings Report: Sales Questions: Technical Questions: