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How Cloud Security Plays An Essential Role In The Overall Business Strategy

Enterprise Security Magazine | Thursday, April 28, 2022

Cloud Security safeguards cloud-based services, applications, and data via governance policies, technology, threat management, defined processes, and access controls.

FREMONT, CA: Security is essential for reaping the full benefits of cloud services. Everyone in the organization, from the CEO to the software developers, must prioritize security for cloud services. Engaging an MSP with cloud deployment experience to assist in developing and implementing your cloud strategy will ensure that cloud deployment and execution are properly managed.

The 5 Most Important Advantages of Using a Cloud Security Solution

Proactive Threat Management

Dedicated and experienced cloud architects ensure that security is implemented across all of your endpoints (access ports, devices, and applications). A cloud security solution must include matured processes, visibility, tracking, 24/7/365 monitoring, and industry-leading technology to provide a proactive and responsive threat management system via a centralized management hub. Threats such as DDoS (denial of service) attacks can be mitigated with active monitoring and traffic distribution.

Data Security

A solid cloud security solution safeguards data throughout its entire lifecycle – from creation to destruction. Encryption, strong passwords, multi-factor authentication, and tested backups should be used to protect critical data. In addition, internal and external discipline policies must be defined to limit data access according to the principle of least privilege.

Regulatory Adherence

Data security and privacy are top priorities for both regulated industries and consumers. Top-tier cloud security solutions manage and maintain enhanced security around infrastructure to meet compliance and protect personal and financial data.

Scalability

A scalable cloud computing solution can adjust capacity, security coverage, and costs in response to fluctuations in demand. For example, when there is a spike in traffic, server capacity is increased to avoid server crashes. However, once the demand is reduced, charges are reduced. So why pay for additional infrastructure when shifts in demand may result in expensive equipment going unused?

High Support and Availability 

Cloud computing's high availability means keeping mission-critical systems running securely even if a single component fails. Cloud-based data and applications are ready to support your workforce thanks to constant monitoring, geo-redundancy, and failover protocols. A best-practice cloud security solution provides continuous support for a company's digital assets while also providing solutions when disruptions threaten the environment. This includes live monitoring 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to address issues as they arise.