Cloud Based Firewalls: Overview and Considerations

Contributed by Ryan Daley

Cloud based firewalls are beginning to become more popular as outsourcing to the cloud is developing into a more viable option for companies of all sizes and budgets. Due to the nature of cloud based services, availability, scalability, and accessibility is beyond what could be offered on site and often times with much less overhead. However, moving a cornerstone of your security infrastructure off-site, into the hands of a third party is not ideal for every implementation. Although, as global network speeds increase, and the technology becomes more available, this option will become more viable for a much more broad range of applications.

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