Azure, Amazon Web Services Execs Agree: Cloud Security More Important Than Ever (CRN)


As more customers move to adopt public cloud platforms, a focus on security by partners is more important than ever, Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services executives said today.

“Security is paramount. You can’t make a sale without making sure the network is set up securely,” Yousef Khalidi, corporate vice president, Azure Networking, Microsoft, said at the Check Point Experience 2017 event in Las Vegas. “Without that, frankly, no one uses the cloud.”

The challenge with the cloud and software-as-a-service applications, Khalidi said, is that traditional perimeter defenses no longer apply, meaning a corporate WAN with a firewall is no longer enough. He said partners and customers need to take a new approach – with security controls “everywhere,” both on-premises and in the cloud.