IdentityMind Global is making the move to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. But first, the company is bolstering its security and de-risking the migration with a next-generation Web Application Firewall (WAF) and DDoS Protection from the Oracle Dyn Web Application Security suite.
The Palo Alto, Calif.-based company—which lives by the motto, “digital identities you can trust”—offers a widely used RegTech SaaS platform that builds, maintains, and analyzes digital identities worldwide. Clients depend on the IdentityMind platform for a variety of compliance and risk management services, including anti-money laundering (AML) compliance, know your customer (KYC) compliance, identity proofing, sanction screening, and fraud prevention.
“Clients rely on our continuous uptime, reliability, and data security to keep their businesses running smoothly. We have to be predictable and up and running 24x7x365,” said Rodrigo Balan, director of IT operations at IdentityMind. “We take security and the privacy of our clients’ data very seriously. We need to make sure that we have all the protections necessary to minimize risks for the company and our clients.”
A more secure cloud migration
Security is one of the biggest concerns that IdentityMind and other businesses must address before migrating to the cloud. Enterprises often worry that they’ll have to sacrifice their current security posture and quickly adapt to a new security profile once the migration is complete. An even greater fear is this new security posture will not meet their requirements or service-level agreements.
To address this issue, businesses require a solution that protects their IT infrastructure before, during and after the migration. Once the migration is completed, security should be as strong if not stronger than before. IdentityMind determined the best way to reach these goals was to implement Oracle Dyn Web Application Security about six months before making the move to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. Oracle Dyn Web Application Security is a true multi-tenant cloud platform that leverages the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Edge Compute Network, which consists of more than 20 high-capacity, globallydistributed points of presence.
The company chose to go live with the suite’s Web Application Firewall and DDoS Protection. The security platform also includes Bot Manager, Malware Protection, and API Protection. Each module is cloud-based and offered as a 24/7 managed service. Businesses can invest in the security platform as a standalone solution or as part of a larger Oracle Cloud Infrastructure implementation.
Oracle Dyn Web Application Security offers protection that spans customers’ on-premises data centers, the Oracle cloud, and even other vendors’ clouds when needed. This enables customers to securely move applications to the cloud, or even maintain a hybrid infrastructure, with a common and consistent security posture.
Organizations have varying security requirements based on the different types of endpoints they’re using. Oracle Dyn Web Application Security allows for granular access control and security policies that are tailored to meet the specific needs of each user’s application environment.
A stronger platform
After its migration to the Oracle cloud is complete, IdentityMind plans to use insights gleaned from Oracle Dyn Web Application Security as it continues to refine, re-architect, and enhance the security of its digital identity platform.
“We want to reduce our attack surface and better understand attack vectors,” Balan said. “It’s all about protecting our clients’ data and peace of mind, and continuing to build a more resilient platform.”