Protection by the cloud for the cloud

Berne, 23 October 2015

Cloud meets security: Swisscom now provides a managed firewall for web applications via the cloud. This product is intended for customers who want to operate their IT securely within the Swisscom cloud thanks to professional security solutions.

Applications which are accessible via the web can now enjoy protection with a web application firewall provided by the cloud. These typically include web shops, SharePoint, web servers or web mail. The managed web application firewall service is primarily intended for companies which draw their processing power from a virtual Swisscom computer centre with Dynamic Computing Services. They can now also protect their applications against unauthorised access and prevent attacks by means of the cloud. Unlike conventional firewalls, the web application firewall analyses the content of a data connection instead of just filtering it. Be it as a cloud solution or an on-premise installation, customers benefit from the same advantages provided by the Swisscom managed security services: operations via the security operation centre permanently staffed by security specialists, dashboard access for transparency and reporting as well as threat intelligence optimised for Switzerland.

Security and cloud

Adrian Humbel, Head of Security Solutions at Swisscom Enterprise Customers believes that, “the cloud and security are two sides of the same coin. We accompany our customers in the digitisation process and ensure a secure path through the cloud.” The new solution combines the best of both worlds. In 2015, the Experton Group named Swisscom the leading provider of managed security services and cloud services. The new security service is currently the only cloud-based, 24/7 managed web application firewall service in Switzerland.

Further information on Managed Web Application Firewall