Hillstone adds extra security layer for AWS customers

Secure cloud

When moving applications to the cloud it's easy to fall into the trap of believing that security can safely be left to the provider.

For Amazon Web Services customers there's now an extra layer of security on offer from Hillstone Networks. Hillstone CloudEdge is deployed as an Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC) gateway to provide an additional layer of security protection.

It integrates with multiple security services, including firewall security, application visibility and identification, VPN, IPS, QoS, SLB, and attack protection, to ensure security for cloud deployments.

"Hillstone CloudEdge provides strong security protection for various cloud environments," says Lingling Zhang, Vice President of Marketing & Business Development of Hillstone Networks. "Our customers want easy-to-use solutions that are available for immediate purchase and deployment. The introduction of Hillstone's CloudEdge demonstrates our focus on offering comprehensive security solutions that power and promote the customer business".

Features include dedicated cloud security isolation, all traffic flowing across the Amazon VPC is inspected and unauthorized access attempts are prevented based on user and application identification and control.

Hillstone supports Amazon VPC service maintenance through the integration of a snapshot backup of CloudEdge, enabling rapid restoration of virtual firewall services with the most current configuration, in the event of an appliance failure or system crash. It also provides control based on applications, offers comprehensive reports on Amazon VPC traffic, and helps AWS users achieve the lowest cost for network security.

Firewall protection includes north-south traffic inspection to provide the VPC network with dedicated security isolation via policy and granular access control, plus QoS, VPN, IPS and server load balancing to guarantee business continuity.

Standards-based site-to-site VPN connections can be established between the corporate local network, branches and the AWS virtual service. In addition server load balancing helps businesses establish an Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instance.

You can find more information about CloudEdge on the Hillstone website.

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