CloudSigma, an IaaS cloud hosting provider, has added infrastructure-level firewalls with advanced network policy management across all its cloud locations. With this new feature, customers can create, manage and apply enterprise-grade networking policies in relation to their cloud server environment in a fully integrated way.
The new feature would enhance the security level for CloudSigma’s cloud hosting customers, while also saving time. Customers would now be able to configure and constrain both inbound and outbound traffic while defining these policies in a simple fashion within the web interface or directly over the API.
The policies range from a single rule that blocks all external public IP traffic, to complex schemes that only allow connections to certain ports from a set of IPs. Network policies are saved and then applied to one or more virtual servers as required. Furthermore, network policies can be reconfigured and reapplied to running servers without service disruption.
Cloud servers Europe and the U.S.
“We’ve received many requests from our customers about offering this enterprise-grade firewalling,” said Robert Jenkins, CEO of CloudSigma. “We listened and delivered. We didn’t want to deliver a half-baked product. By allowing customers to create policies independent of servers, multiple requirements can easily be maintained, adjusted and reapplied over time.”
“This feature is very important for us because we can use policies to restrict communication within our private network,” said Sébastien Ruel, President of QCCT in Canada. “We don’t need to configure dedicated firewalls and this saves us money. Using network policies is fast, easy and granular. We also use this feature to add security to our exposed firewall servers. No other IaaS provider has such flexibility.”
CloudSigma is a pure-cloud infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) hosting provider based in Zurich, Switzerland. The company is offering enterprise-class hybrid cloud servers and cloud hosting solutions, both in Europe and the U.S. CloudSigma was named a 2013 Cool Vendor by Gartner.