Network Security for Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Move Beyond Basic Controls to Advanced Protection

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Advanced Network Security for Amazon Web Services


Moving infrastructure to the cloud makes you more agile, delivers scalability that is unfathomable on your own, and takes away the need to maintain the physical elements of your servers. Amazon Web Services (AWS) solves a lot of your problems, but what about security?

AWS covers a lot, specifically security “of” the cloud, essentially the backbone. You are, however, responsible for security “in” the cloud, including your operating systems, applications, and data traffic. Amazon explains this shared responsibility model here. Firewall configurations are important, but relying on these basic controls alone can leave you open to advanced malware, along with new vulnerabilities specific to the cloud such as lateral, east-west intrusion across workloads.

Extending advanced security to cloud infrastructure in AWS doesn’t have to mean a completely new security practice. With McAfee, you can use a familar security management interface, like McAfee Network Security Manager (NSM), to extend security to the AWS cloud. Managed by NSM, McAfee Virtual Network Security Platform (vNSP) can be deployed to cloud networks to prevent threats like zero-day malware, SQL injection, east-west lateral intrusion, and much more. If you've already invested in on-premises McAfee Network Security Platform technology, you can manage everything from NSM to give you complete visibility and control over your networks, from data center to cloud.