At Foghorn, we recently embarked on an exciting project with a successful customer in the Physical Identity and Access Management (PIAM) automation industry. Our customer’s primary goal was to validate their cloud workloads to ensure they align with industry best practices. This objective led us to conduct a comprehensive Well Architected Review, after which our cloud consultant recommended a new approach to their network infrastructure.
Understanding the vital importance of security in the PIAM domain, our team, in collaboration with our customer’s cloud team, decided to construct a new Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) networking infrastructure on Amazon Web Services (AWS). This decision was driven by the need to adhere to stringent security standards demanded by our client’s operational requirements.
With tight deadlines looming, we were tasked to not only establish a secure infrastructure from day one but also to ensure it was equipped with a modern management system. This system needed to support rapid changes while maintaining stringent control over configuration management. Our solution? We turned to Foghorn’s innovative VPC-In-A-Box solution.
Our VPC-In-A-Box packaged offering enabled us to rapidly deploy a tailored network infrastructure on AWS, making full use of AWS’ comprehensive network security features. This included sophisticated configurations of subnets, access control lists, security groups, and gateways. A key component of our strategy was leveraging Terraform, which played a pivotal role in automating the deployment through Continuous Integration/Continuous Deployment (CI/CD) processes.
Architecture Diagram of Foghorn’s VPC-In-A-Box
This approach significantly modernized our client’s network change management system. By adopting a GitOps model, their change management process became more streamlined and efficient. This model allows for pull requests to be meticulously reviewed and approved, with the deployment of sanctioned changes being fully automated. The result was a best practice, least privilege AWS networking environment, entirely managed with code. This merger of agility and rigorous security controls represents a significant leap forward in network infrastructure management.
Our journey with this project highlights Foghorn’s commitment to collaboration, and delivering state-of-the-art solutions tailored to meet the unique needs of each customer.. The success of this implementation showcases our ability to navigate complex requirements and tight timelines, all while upholding the highest standards of security and efficiency.
Are you curious to learn how VPC-In-A-Box can be adapted to your organization’s needs? Interested in exploring the potential of a code-managed AWS networking environment? We invite you to reach out to us for more insights and a personalized consultation. Let’s embark on a journey to transform your network infrastructure together.
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