Application Security , Next-Generation Technologies & Secure Development

Securing Apps in the Cloud

Cisco’s Timothy Snow on Making the Right Security Decisions
Timothy Snow, principal architect, security solutions at Cisco

One of the keys to security in cloud is to have a "lean branch of security," says Timothy Snow, principal architect, security solutions at Cisco.

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“The agility that you get by not having this whole stack of complicated infrastructure [makes security easier] to manage. This where SD-WAN can come in,” Snow says.

SD-WAN can optimize the performance of an entire technology stack while achieving robust security, he says. SD-WAN appliances often provide the fundamental level of security such as a zone-based firewall, he points out. These appliances can then manage policies for routing and performance while internet access is directed toward the cloud security solution for protection against malware, advanced threats, phishing, browser exploits, malicious URLs, botnets and more.

In a video interview previewing an upcoming Information Security Media Group roundtable, Snow also discusses:

  • Why cloud security continues to be a challenge;
  • How to achieve a "lean branch of security";
  • How best to ensure cloud security.

Snow is principal architect, security solutions at Cisco. He has more than 20 years of experience in infrastructure and information security systems design. A 13-year veteran of Cisco, Snow provides detailed architectural service consulting to enterprise customers in the areas of infrastructure security and threat response.


About the Author

Suparna Goswami

Suparna Goswami

Associate Editor, ISMG

Goswami has more than 10 years of experience in the field of journalism. She has covered a variety of beats including global macro economy, fintech, startups and other business trends. Before joining ISMG, she contributed for Forbes Asia, where she wrote about the Indian startup ecosystem. She has also worked with UK-based International Finance Magazine and leading Indian newspapers, such as DNA and Times of India.




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