Secure your Oracle Cloud VMware Solutions workloads with OCI Network Firewall

May 4, 2023 | 2 minute read
Arun Poonia
Principal Solutions Architect
Praveen Kumar Pedda Vakkalam
Principal Solutions Architect
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The Learn section of the Oracle Help Center allows you to explore a wide variety of free tutorials and hands-on labs for Oracle’s tools and technologies running in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI). This content aims to empowers your learning and development of a technical skill with more efficiency that you can organically find through product and service interaction. Each tutorial has its own steps for you to follow. Use your OCI tenancy with appropriate required resources, quota limits to support tutorial activities.

As a cloud customer, you’re responsible for securing your workloads, so it is critical that you are familiar with the available security solutions and how to properly utilize them to secure your workloads. Our latest additions to security tutorials will help you Secure your Oracle Cloud VMware Solution workloads with Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Network Firewall

Tutorial Overview

This tutorial covers how you can use OCI Network Firewall to secure your workloads running in an Oracle Cloud VMware Solution. Oracle Cloud VMware Solution enables you to create and manage VMware software-defined data centers (SDDCs) in OCI.

You can deploy OCI Network Firewall as a distributed model or a transit model. In this tutorial, we deploy a transit model with the network firewall in the hub virtual cloud network (VCN) and the Oracle Cloud VMware Solution SDDC in a spoke VCN. Using the intra-VCN and ingress routing capabilities of OCI Networking, you can inspect the traffic moving through Network Firewall running in the hub VCN.

To learn more about the OCI Network Firewall capabilities, you can also read the blog Defense in Depth, Layering using OCI Network Firewall  by Troy Levin

Using the tutorial, you get hands-on experience how you can use the OCI Network Firewall solution to help secure your workloads running in Oracle Cloud VMware Solution SDDC environment and reap the following benefits:

  • Learn about OCI Network Firewall capabilities
  • Learn to deploy OCI Network Firewall
  • Configure OCI Network Firewall to support different security features
  • Validate and inspect the traffics through the OCI Network Firewall within OCVS environment

OCVS OCI Network Firewall Use Cases

 

Although this tutorial showcases OCI Network Firewall, you can apply most of the concepts to any other third-party appliance, such as Fortinet, Palo Alto Networks, Cisco, Check Point, and more. Work with the specific vendor or partner to ensure that they support your chosen appliance.

What’s next?

Check out the available tutorial on the Oracle Help Center platform and get familiar with different solutions available on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure.

Arun Poonia

Principal Solutions Architect

Arun Poonia is a Principal Solutions Architect whose work is currently focused on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. His experience at Oracle has been around Strategic Partnership, OCI/Azure Interconnect, Security & Developer Services and OCI Marketplace; Networking & Security.

 

Prior to joining Oracle, Arun was a Solutions Architect working primarily on various Networking & Security products; associated customers and partners. His experience over the last 11 years was around architecting, planning, implementation and integration of Networking & Security solution with large enterprise customers and supporting them on hybrid cloud solutions.

Praveen Kumar Pedda Vakkalam

Principal Solutions Architect

Praveen Kumar Pedda Vakkalam is a Principal Solutions Architect whose work is currently focused on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure and Oracle Cloud VMware Solution (OCVS). Prior to joining Oracle, Praveen was a Solutions Architect working primarily on various Storage products. His experience over the last 15 years was around architecting, planning, and implementation of large-scale data center migrations and hybrid cloud solutions.


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