Cohesive White Paper: Cloud Security Best Practices with VNS3, Part 2

In the most recent white paper from CohesiveFT, CEO Patrick Kerpan explores cloud security in public, private and hybrid cloud environments.  Download the PDF of Part 2 here.

Recent studies from IDG found that over 70% of respondents cite security as a barrier to implementing cloud strategies. Worries over accessing information (40%) and  concerns about information governance (37%) also topped the list.  Yet, two-thirds of organizations believe  “cloud computing is a very/somewhat important enabler of business

Cloud adoption is set to grow in the three cloud deployment models: public, private and hybrid.  Regardless of cloud deployment model, the need for business application-layer security remains universal, and largely unanswered by IaaS and Cloud Service vendors.


With real world use case examples, the Cloud Security white paper explores the ”security lattice” approach to cloud security. Cloud security must to be a combined effort, where providers and users work together to offer a security and control profile that matches a particular business application’s needs.

Cloud application focused SDN products like VNS3 allow the application user  to control addressing, topology, protocols, and
encrypted communications in a third party controlled public cloud. VNS3 application SDN users can use hybrid cloud resources across vendors or geographic locations and create a “federated network.” The network is defined in software, which allows them to customize an addressing scheme and provides the ability to control their own topology. IPsec concentrators and SSL encryption add the security that is fully owned, controlled, visible and governed by the business application.

Download the PDF of the white paper here.

By: Margaret Valtierra