Aviatrix Now Provides FIPS 140-2 Validated Encryption

By Sam Ghardashem
Product Manager, Aviatrix
June 14, 2019

The Aviatrix portfolio of networking and security software services now provides FIPS 140-2 validated encryption. This significant addition to our services reflects the importance of the public sector and regulated industries as future Aviatrix customers. The U.S. government in particular has made huge strides embracing Cloud technology and we believe that the Aviatrix Enterprise Multi-Cloud Backbone architecture will play a major role in the ongoing innovation in the federal space. The FIPS 140-2 validation was granted after an independently accredited lab put the Aviatrix’s encryption module through a battery of stringent validation tests. After proving conformance with the FIPS 140-2…

How Aviatrix’s intelligent orchestration and control eliminates unwanted tradeoffs encountered when deploying Palo Alto Networks VM-Series Firewalls with AWS Transit Gateway

By Sam Ghardashem
Product Manager, Aviatrix
June 7, 2019

Deploying any next generation firewall in a public cloud environment is challenging, not because of the firewall itself but because of the public cloud networking services that practitioners must use. The job of understanding and problem-solving around cloud networking complexities to ensure a successfully configured and maintained firewall deployment is no small task. It’s a task that is definitely possible — though difficult — and it comes with performance, scale, and visibility tradeoffs that need to be considered closely. This blog explores how to use Aviatrix’s intelligent orchestration and control service to simplify the deployment of Palo Alto Networks VM-Series Firewalls…

How to Use Aviatrix SD Cloud Routing to Build Azure Networks

By Karthik Balachandran
Cloud System Engineer, Aviatrix
March 20, 2019

Azure networking constructs provide you many different options to build and host your applications. With a wide choice of regions, network configurations, resource management options, Azure customers can easily architect for high availability and performance. But, as enterprises migrate more and more mission critical applications to the cloud, there are many connectivity and security requirements that are not natively available in Azure. In this post, we’ll look at a few of these requirements. The diagram below shows at a high level how Azure customers deploy Aviatrix today. Let’s dive deeper into each Azure use case: On-premise to VNet Connectivity at…

The Cloud in 2019 and Beyond: More of the Same, Only Better

By Steven Mih
CEO, Aviatrix
December 6, 2018

For the past couple of years, the trend in the IT world has been clear. The dominoes are falling, and the public cloud is taking over. Still, there are some interesting nuances in the push toward greater public cloud adoption. Let’s take a look at where we see things headed, with the iconic year 2020 just ahead on the horizon. But first, a quick review of happenings in 2018. 2018 held a few surprises. The path to the future isn’t a straight line, of course. For instance—and some might not find this surprising—it’s noteworthy that serverless computing is still the rage….

Understanding AWS VPC Egress Filtering Methods

By Khash Nakhostin
Head of Growth Marketing, Aviatrix
November 14, 2018

Security in AWS is governed by a shared responsibility model where both vendor and subscriber have various operational responsibilities. AWS assumes responsibility for the underlying infrastructure, hardware, virtualization layer, facilities, and staff while the subscriber organization – that’s you – is responsible for securing and controlling outbound VPC traffic destined for the Internet.  Additionally, many organizations must meet regulatory requirements such as PCI-DSS, which requires organizations to monitor and control outbound traffic to the Internet. Securing egress traffic to the Internet can be tricky because most EC2 instances need outbound access for basic operations such as software patching and accessing…

Implementing a Secure Transit DMZ Architecture with Next-Gen Firewalls

By Josh Hammer
Partner Solutions Architect, Amazon Web Services
October 16, 2018

Security is one of the most important aspects of any customer’s successful AWS implementation. Customers want to maintain similar security and compliance postures in their AWS environments as they have on-premises. Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC) lets you provision a logically isolated section of the AWS Cloud where you can launch AWS resources in a virtual network that you define. You have complete control over your virtual networking environment, including selection of your own IP address range, creation of subnets, and configuration of route tables and network gateways. You can use both IPv4 and IPv6 in your VPC for secure and easy access to resources and applications.

Talking Innovation, Disruption and Software Defined Cloud Routing with Steve Mullaney

By Frank Cabri
Vice President of Marketing, Aviatrix
September 28, 2018

Steve Mullaney recently joined Aviatrix as a board member and investor.  He’s a winner with a ton of energy. We are excited he is onboard here. Steve was the CEO of Nicira Inc., a network virtualization and software-defined networking company, from 2009 until it was acquired in 2012 by VMware for $1.26 billion. Mullaney became the senior vice president and general manager of VMware’s Networking and Security business unit following Nicira’s acquisition. Previously, Steve served as vice president, marketing, and interim CEO for Palo Alto Networks, a network and enterprise security company known as a global cybersecurity leader. During his tenure there, he…

Why the Economics of Adding a Network Engineer to the Cloud Engineering Team Doesn’t Add Up

By Neel Kamal
Head of Sales, Aviatrix
September 18, 2018

Networking in AWS, Azure or GCP is complicated. (Just take a look at our Day in the Lifelist below.) Many cloud teams naturally assume they’ll need a network engineer with a traditional data center skill set to manage their cloud networking. But from both a skills and cost perspective, that’s just not the case. Let’s examine the business case and the alternatives, including the opportunity that this presents for cloud services consulting companies. Why the Economics of Adding a Network Engineer to a Cloud Team Doesn’t Add Up Skills Gap. Cloud networking is in fact far different from data center networking. Finding…

Navigating the New Networking Landscape In the Era of Public Cloud Computing

By Frank Cabri
Vice President of Marketing, Aviatrix
September 7, 2018

The cloud is a new and different playground. Every network architect is now a cloud architect, and every network engineer is now a cloud engineer. —Sherry Wei, Founder and CTO, Aviatrix These days, each cloud industry event includes announcements of new cloud networking capabilities. This constant change makes it difficult to keep track of who’s doing what. As the pioneer of a networking architecture purpose-built for the cloud, Aviatrix has a unique perspective on the various solutions and options available for networking to, from, within, and among various cloud and hybrid cloud environments. Here’s our first attempt at laying out…

A Conversation with James Matsumura

By Sherry Wei
Founder and CTO, Aviatrix
August 27, 2018

Meet James Matsumura, software engineer at Casechek, a startup company automating the implant supply chain. James is a typical startup engineer who does the heavy lifting in building the service. I caught up with James at the recent AWS Summit. Sherry: Tell us what you do at Casechek? James: I’m a back end software engineer, but my work moves to full stack for some projects. We are a growing company and our roles are flexible. No one is pigeon holed into one specific role and we all cover multiple domains. Sherry: What’s your challenge then? James: We tried to build VPN tunnels…

Latest Posts

Aviatrix Now Provides FIPS 140-2 Validated Encryption
By Sam Ghardashem, June 14, 2019

How Aviatrix’s intelligent orchestration and control eliminates unwanted tradeoffs encountered when deploying Palo Alto Networks VM-Series Firewalls with AWS Transit Gateway
By Sam Ghardashem, June 7, 2019

How to Use Aviatrix SD Cloud Routing to Build Azure Networks
By Karthik Balachandran, March 20, 2019

The Cloud in 2019 and Beyond: More of the Same, Only Better
By Steven Mih, December 6, 2018

Understanding AWS VPC Egress Filtering Methods
By Khash Nakhostin, November 14, 2018

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