AWS opens up a host of new opportunities for enterprises in the cloud. They can take advantage of a wide variety of services, unlimited storage, dynamic computing power and continuous application delivery. AWS is increasingly being adopted because it has a ‘Pay as you Go’ model, is completely Scalable, highly Reliable, completely Customizable and has Hybrid Capabilities.
AWS offers in-built security functions such as Network Security Groups, Application Security Groups and others to secure your infrastructure on AWS, basis the shared responsibility model. However, while accessing various resources on the AWS Cloud, the network security levels are highly limited when using AWS’s own security functions, as it is restricted to IP address and port-based access controls. This limited control is contradictory to the granular identity-based access controls that enterprises implement within their infrastructure.