Azure Cloud Security with Check Point Firewall
Every organization is moving to cloud. There is a significant increase in cloud migration during the COVID pandemic situation because every organization wants their work force to work remotely. Public cloud providers are helping organization at every shape to continue their business in this pandemic situation.
While moving to public cloud, security is still one of the main concern for organization because they are moving from a full controlled environment to Shared responsibility model.
In on premise network, security was the responsibility of corporate security team, but in cloud due to the overlapping roles, now security is not just the responsibility of corporate security team.
Infrastructure team who create and maintain the cloud infra and Application team or DevOps team who deploy application to cloud infra is equally responsible for cloud security.
Which means understanding security in cloud is not just important for security team, It is also important for cloud admins and DevOps team.
In cloud, security controls are primarily comes from cloud native tools.
These native controls are good to start with but they provide limited visibility and control. For example – Azure Network security group is very good at access control level but it can’t do deep packet inspection and understand the network communication at application layer.
This is where you need a dedicated security solution. Now, Azure Market place offers multiple dedicated network solutions and Check Point is one of them.
Check Point is an Israel based security company and it is one of the oldest security company exists from last 25 years. They are the one who invented the stateful firewall technology.
Check Point has evolved very quickly to adopted cloud and it integrates well with almost all major public cloud vendors like – Azure, AWS, GCP, Oracle, Alibaba etc.
In this course we will learn how to design, implement and operate Check Point Cloud Firewall in Azure Cloud. This is a hands on course and it assumes that students has basic knowledge of Azure and Network Firewall.