Cloud Security – Very Important, or Most Important?

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According to a survey report which was conducted by Ingram Micro Cloud in the UK, around 83% of businesses prioritized high level of security while choosing a cloud solution.

Surveys conducted by cloud security automation company Lacework showed a similar result. Around 53% of respondents told that they consider safety and security to be the key characteristics of cloud services.

Both survey results put light on the fact that businesses are aware of the importance of cloud security. So what are the reasons that cloud security is such a big priority for companies? Let us find out.

The Reasons

  • The survey conducted by Lacework brought forth some wonderful results. For example, around 85% of respondents agreed that cloud security and traditional data center security are 2 different things.
  • Around 35% of respondents agreed that they were unable to make the most of the automated operations and DevOps because of security laxes.
  • 75% of respondents agreed that it is difficult to solve security breaches in older software.
  • 35% of respondents believed that SIEM (Security Information and Event Management) tools fulfilled their security visibility requirements. However, 65% of respondents did not agree.

Survey results repeatedly point towards a single fact and that is legacy systems (on-premise software and hardware systems) and COTS (Commercial Off-The-Shelf Software) do not ensure robust data security.

Cloud computing claims to offer a better data security. Are these claims true? Let us find out.

Security Features of Cloud Computing

1: Robust Firewall Shield

When we talk about the most basic types of firewall security software, they just inspect the source and destination of data packets. Moving a-level higher, more advanced firewall security software verify the integrity of data packets before giving access permissions.

Cloud computing implement Top-of-the-Line Perimeter Firewall. These types of security software penetrate through data packets to verify even the content of data packets along with rest of other aspects.

2: Advanced Intrusion Detection Systems

Businesses can track and record intrusion attempts by following some IT security compliance standards. Some cloud service providers update their security compliance standards to thwart security breach attempts. Such security standards detect threat signals and check data access by malicious IP addresses.

3: Private Firewalls for Separate Apps and Databases

Along with external threats, cybersecurity systems should put equal emphasis on internal security breaches. We cannot consider those software and hardware systems secure if they do not have an access to internal firewall systems.

For example, hackers can easily bypass the Top-of-the-Line Perimeter Firewall system to access compromised user accounts.

Internal firewalls can help restrict the harm a cyber attack can do to the entire system.

As a cloud service provider, we are aware of security threats and their catastrophic implications. According to cybersecurity experts, cyber attacks will see a huge rise in the coming years. There will be updated versions of virus programs which will be of more difficult in nature to be defended by cybersecurity systems.

Hence, to fortify cybersecurity systems, now is the time to contact the experts. So ring up us or fill-up the Contact Us form on our website and mention your convenient time when we can hold a conversation.

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