Cloud networking refers to using some or all network resources and services from the cloud, whether public, private, or hybrid.
Cloud networking allows the network to be either cloud-enabled or entirely cloud-based. In cloud-enabled networking, the network is on-premises, but some or all resources used to manage it are in the cloud. A core network infrastructure remains in-house, but network management, monitoring, maintenance, and security services are all done through the cloud. You might need a firewall if you’re using an on-premises network. An example is using a software-as-a-service (SaaS)-based firewall to protect your on-premises network. The entire network is in the cloud, making the cloud the network. This also includes network management and physical hardware. Cloud-based networking is used to connect applications and resources in the cloud.
Users around the globe need reliable, secure access to the data and applications they use every day. However, cloud computing creates new problems for IT departments as they need to manage apps and services in multiple clouds and data centers. Traditional Application Delivery Controllers (ADCs) and Load Balancing are insufficient for delivering apps in a hybrid and multi-cloud world. SD-WAN technology can provide an excellent connection wherever your users are located, whether they’re on a branch office network, at home, or using any other network. In addition, as mobile applications move to the cloud, organizations are also more vulnerable to internet-based attacks.
This issue has inspired businesses to shift away from the “connect first and then authenticate” user. Instead of securing their network by limiting access to a perimeter firewall that protects the perimeter of the network and blocks unauthorized access to internal resources, organizations are protecting their network with a secure digital perimeter—one that encompasses a set of ADCs, web application firewalls, and specific web gateway components. Visibility and reporting across the network are essential to run an analysis of applications, users, and devices.
AppViewX’s application delivery and security solutions provide businesses with the advanced centralized controller system to manage & automate SD-WAN and application delivery controller functionality to ensure their applications perform well and remain secure. In addition, these solutions offer object-level visibility so you can maintain a consistent security posture in a hybrid and multi-cloud world.