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The security slowdown: How to maximise cloud performance while keeping your data safe

August 02, 2018 / Matt Pley

Organisations are moving to public cloud infrastructures to do business faster with more customers. With the increase in traffic, though, comes a need for more inspection capacity that could potentially slow things down in the name of keeping data safe. Because performance is a baseline requirement for competing in the digital marketplace, security cannot be a bottleneck. But how can you scale security performance to meet the growing performance demands of today’s cloud environments? You may think your security solution doesn’t matter when running on identical cloud-based infrastructures, but it does. Here’s what you need to keep in mind to maximise performance in the cloud while keeping your data safe. There are two options for addressing the problem of meeting elastic performance: Scaling up and scaling out.