Bringing cloud security innovations to the enterprise | #reInvent


With innovations in data management and analysis getting to shine as some of the flashier upsides to cloud services, the plumbing side of cloud has been in need of its own star. With notable developments in the security of data in the cloud, that star may finally be here.

At this year’s AWS re:Invent conference in Las Vegas, NV, Al Burgio, founder and chief strategy officer at Console Inc., sat down with John Furrier (@furrier), co-host of theCUBE*, from the SiliconANGLE Media team, to talk about advances in data security and the answers being generated with cloud services. (*Disclosure below)

Securing the lanes

As the interview got underway, Burgio explained that Console was providing security services similar to what AWS has been using for its internal networks. “What Amazon in effect is doing internally, we provide that solution for enterprises,” he said. That solution, involving the isolation of packets from the public internet for transmission, is something that could produce significant advances in security insulation.

“We have control, in effect, of the path and direction of your data, and it’s essentially you and your data [alone in the transmission],” he added.

Such a protective method of data-shuttling will be of particular use as advances in edge computing and other IoT-relevant methods emerge, but it’s already finding big interest from a diversity of businesses. “There’s a lot of data out there, in terms of the average enterprise out there using 25 SaaS applications,” Burgio noted, and many of them see security as an evergreen investment, with the recent DDoS attacks quickly touched on as an example of how they can pay off.

“To the extent that an enterprise wants to avoid certain IoT-type problems, Console provides a solution for end-to-end connectivity,” he stated.

Cloud coverage

“What we provide, it provides the ability to connect to this global ecosystem of these mission-critical services,” Burgio continued, moving into an exploration of how cloud services have enabled what Console is doing. With “one of the largest cloud ecosystems out there,” his company has been able to develop its service management tools to a point where “it’s a global solution for enterprises,” he said.

And with that level of networking, the step to a more social form of the traditional administration isn’t far out of reach. “We built additional functionality within our application so that further connectivity can happen right in the platform,” he added.

Emphasizing that it’s “about making it as simple as possible for our enterprise customers,” allowing them to focus on mission-critical work instead of the dull nuances of racking and stacking, Burgio ended the interview with an eager anticipation of continued innovation.

Watch the complete video interview below, and be sure to check out more of SiliconANGLE and theCUBE’s coverage of AWS re:Invent. (*Disclosure: AWS and other companies sponsor some AWS re:Invent segments on SiliconANGLE Media’s theCUBE. Neither AWS nor other sponsors have editorial control over content on theCUBE or SiliconANGLE.)

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