Understanding Cloud Computing and the vGW Series

A cloud is an Internet-based environment of virtualized computing resources including servers, software, and applications that can be accessed by individuals or businesses with Internet connectivity. Customers, referred to as tenants, can access the resources that they need to run their businesses.

Clouds possess the following advantages. They:

Whether for public, private, or hybrid clouds, virtualized data centers must offer secure, discrete, virtual machine (VM) environments to their customers and their organizations.

The vGW Series secures the virtual network in ways that physical security mechanisms protecting physical networks cannot do. The vGW Series is purpose-built for virtualized environments. Physical network security is designed for and limited to physical hardware and its software. It does not have the visibility into traffic transmission and communication between virtual machines that is required to secure the environment.

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