Most Organizations today are looking at Hybrid Cloud as their roadmap when it comes to IT infrastructure. The great news is that the industry is now offering more choices to organizations in further enhancing and improving their IT Infrastructure.
But as most organizations move towards a hybrid cloud setup, we must not overlook new security challenges that the business will encounter. This is where Hybrid Cloud Security comes in. Hybrid Cloud Security focuses on securing hybrid cloud using various techniques and technology.
Gone are the days of malwares being used by hackers to attack critical servers, attackers are now taking advantage of vulnerabilities found on Operating Systems, Applications, etc. which allows them to take over server accessibility.
Vendors release patches for vulnerabilities, especially when they’re considered critical. However, not all organizations and users apply them, or apply them immediately, since applying patches have to go through several phases such as: Testing, Scheduling the deployment on servers depending on criticality, Begin Deployment on each server, Complete Deployment. During these times, it then leaves the organization being exposed to potential attacks. Also, organizations are hesitant to patch servers as it requires rebooting the server. This means there will be downtime that may cause issues on operations.
These concerns on patching can be addressed by technologies like virtual patching that can help compliment patch management tools. Virtual Patching can help shield known and unknown vulnerabilities by applying virtual patch rules and gives time for the organization to complete testing without the worry of being exposed to potential attacks.