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What is network security?

Firewalls and security groups are important in securing your cloud environment and the information stored in it, as well as preventing malicious activity from reaching your servers or users.

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IBM Cloud network security features

Enhanced control

With security groups, easily define security policies at the instance level, for virtual firewall protection.

Customized for your needs

Quickly and easily accommodate your security needs with a variety of hardware-based firewalls and scalable security groups.

On demand

Maintain your essential layer of protection and provision your firewalls on the fly without interrupting your service — when you need to and how you prefer.

IBM Cloud network security versions

IBM Cloud Internet Services

Discover a simple set of edge network services for customers looking to secure their internet-facing applications from distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks, data theft and bot attacks.

IBM Cloud security groups

Security groups can easily add instance-level security to manage inbound and outbound traffic on both public and private network interfaces.

FortiGate Security Appliance 10 Gbps

Secure your enterprise workloads in a reliable, powerful and consolidated way to manage and control your network at speeds up to 10 Gbps.


Prevent unwanted traffic from hitting your servers, reduce your attack surface and allow your resources to be dedicated for their intended uses.

What’s the best way to get started with IBM Cloud network security now?

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