A growing number of companies are starting to realize that moving data and applications to the cloud actually brings more benefits than disadvantages. All the same, there's no denying they could present a preferential target for hackers, criminals and intelligence services. Thankfully, the defenders of this sensitive interface are not to be caught napping. German IT security company genua, a co-exhibitor at CeBIT 2017 with the Bundesdruckerei (Germany’s state-owned print shop), is in Hannover to showcase the new cloud security gateway genugate.
The gateway analyzes all data traffic at application level to check every scrap of data for cyberattacks at the interface to the cloud. This means that the individual data packages being transferred are reassembled into complete datasets before being checked for suspect code. Even data encrypted with SSL can be decrypted and analyzed. This approach ensures that malware is reliably identified and blocked in good time and also means that bot systems can be singled out by their behavior and then shut down. What's more, all data traffic can be scanned for viruses. These comprehensive checks and balances really make genugate stand out from conventional packet filter systems and even many next-generation firewalls, which usually carry out only randomized tests on content or query nothing more than formal criteria such as sender and recipient addresses.