There are cloud firewalls and there are cloud firewalls. While the underlying technology may be the same, there really are two types of products and use cases: One aims to protect the organization’s network and users, while the other protects cloud infrastructure and servers. Let’s contemplate the differences.
Cloud-based firewalls come in two delicious flavors: vanilla and strawberry. Both flavors are software that checks incoming and outgoing packets to filter against access policies and block malicious traffic. Yet they are also quite different. Think of them as two essential network security tools: Both are designed to protect you, your network, and your real and virtual assets, but in different contexts.
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