Secure Your Private Cloud, Public Cloud, and SaaS with Infradata.
As organisations increasingly migrate data, computing and applications to the cloud so opportunities for increased efficiency and flexibility abound. The flipside is that security becomes more of a challenge.
Traditionally, security is about preventing attackers from gaining access to the internal network and either corrupting or stealing data. Resources in the cloud, whether private, hybrid or public, require this protection too. The public part of the network however requires a different level of trust and can be subject to additional legal requirements, especially relating to the handling of personal data.
As such, extra measures are needed to gain visibility into the data that is sent to, stored and processed in the cloud. Data Loss Prevention (DLP) and Cloud Access Security Brokers (CASB) can help prevent this data from entering the cloud or store it in such a way that it doesn’t violate compliancy rules.
The cloud has also sparked new initiatives in the security realm. There have been many new innovations, including security as a service (SECaaS), rather than as a solution consisting of one or multiple boxes. The benefits are similar to other XaaS offerings. Rather than building and operating security yourself it can be purchased as a service with the flexibility to scale up and down and pay per user or by volume.
The service is managed by IT security experts that do this on a full-time basis rather than as one of many tasks. The provider often has a better view of new threats and can respond faster and more precisely to these threats. Cloud based security offerings include firewalls, content filtering, anti-virus, single sign-on, CASB and DLP.