Top Five Multicloud Security Red Flags

Challenges every organization should know

In the landscape of modern digital infrastructure, multicloud environments have become increasingly prevalent, offering businesses flexibility, scalability, and resilience. However, this distributed architecture also introduces a multitude of security and networking challenges that organizations must navigate to safeguard their data, applications, and resources, all while maintaining top performance and ease of management. In this infographic, we delve into the top five multicloud security red flags that every organization should know. By understanding and recognizing these signs, businesses can proactively improve the security and performance of their multicloud environments, improve the efficiency of their teams, and reduce operational costs.

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Security policy updates are slow, manual, and error-prone.
Analyzing your distributed network performance and security takes forever.
  • Choosing the right tools for your distributed environment can make a huge difference in how easy it is to monitor the health of your system. After adopting F5 Distributed Cloud Services, Daniel Devegili, Information Security Analyst at Ailos found a 75% reduction in time spent managing the company’s multiple environments. He says, “Before adopting F5 Distributed Cloud Services, we had to operate four different platforms and subsequently perform manual actions to correlate the data generated by each dashboard to have a holistic view of the environment.”
Digital Government / Digital Services
You have gaps in security controls and visibility.
  • Even with the most thorough manual process for pulling in different security and performance metrics from your distributed environments, you may still lack key visibility, like the status of all your different API endpoints in your multicloud environment
  • Futuriom Multicloud Networking and NaaS Survey Report: “59% of respondents said it’s important to have MCN connectivity among data center, edge, telecommunications
cloud triangle
You don't automate API discovery, inventory, and security.
Legacy Modernization
Your multicloud networking costs are soaring.
  • F5 2024 State of Application Strategy Report: Organizations see multicloud benefits in managing costs and providing resiliency to high priority apps, with 55% endorsing flexibility to choose the lowest cost option as a key benefit.
  • Futuriom Multicloud Networking and NaaS Survey Report: “We asked a question to drill down into the specific features and use cases of cloud cost control that might be needed.”
    • “managing network path optimization (58%)
    • “optimizing cloud usage and network costs (50%);
    • “using analytics and visibility to consolidate security services to reduce cost (46%)”
  • Choosing the right multicloud security strategy and tools can make it easier to realize the fiscal benefits of multicloud. This is particularly important as more organizations implement AI-based tools—and the associated workloads for model training and inference.
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