Cloud Infrastructure can help any organization stay nimble along with cost savings. Our experts can help you seamlessly migrate to a cloud. We also can design a hybrid environment that can work effectively for mission critical systems that can achieve both business continuity & cost saving targets.
Managed cloud services helps businesses manage their cloud infrastructure more effectively reducing the operational costs and meet your availability metrics. We can bring balance to businesses with due concerns over risk, business continuity and cost savings.
While cloud storage is convenient and gives employees access to their data anywhere, at any time, on nearly any device, cloud storage security is a top concern for organizations’ IT and security departments. The benefits brought by cloud storage – from scalability and accessibility to decreased IT overhead – are driving rapid adoption at enterprises around the world, and there are steps that companies should take to improve cloud storage security and keep sensitive data safe and secure in the cloud.
Businesses and enterprises use cloud services because they provide cost-effective and flexible alternatives
to expensive, locally-implemented hardware. But conducting business in the cloud means that confidential
files and sensitive data are exposed to new risks, as cloud-stored data resides outside of the limits of
many safeguards used to protect sensitive data held on-premise. As such, enterprises must take additional
measures to secure cloud storage beyond the sometimes basic protections offered by providers.
The rise of Internet of Things (IoT) technology and the connected office has also made enterprises more reliant on cloud technology, albeit while driving security risks. Even smart printers have been found vulnerable to data leakage, and as more corporate devices become internet-connected, the potential for compromise or unintended leakage increases.
As enterprises move further along the cloud adoption curve, cloud storage security is becoming a top
priority – both in enterprises’ IT architecture and information security strategies. Companies now
recognize that it’s critical to protect sensitive data while enabling employees to enjoy the performance
and flexibility of the cloud.
Cloud storage providers and enterprises share responsibility for cloud storage security. Cloud storage providers implement baseline protections for their platforms and the data they process, such authentication, access control, and encryption. From there, most enterprises supplement these protections with added security measures of their own to bolster cloud data protection and tighten access to sensitive information in the cloud.
One of the biggest challenges with cloud storage security is that employees use free file sharing and
cloud storage services that are not approved by the organization and may not meet minimum security
standards. Knowingly or not, employees can put company data at risk by using these services, particularly
without the IT department’s knowledge or approval.
In addition to implementing security solutions to protect sensitive data against unauthorized access or egress and enforce cloud security policies, it is critical that organizations educate their employees on the risks posed by sharing and storing information in the cloud. Additionally, organizations must take the appropriate security measures to mitigate cloud storage security risks introduced by employees who may inadvertently use services and applications that don’t meet the company’s security standards.
Data protection solutions for cloud storage security provide complete visibility and policy-based control
over how data can be moved to and from the cloud, ensuring that only authorized data leaves the company’s
environment and that data access is limited to authorized parties. In doing so, companies can enforce
stricter protections around sensitive data than what many cloud storage providers offer and provide a
second line of defense in the event that a provider has a security compromise.
When choosing a cloud storage security solution, enterprises should be sure that it provides continuous monitoring and visibility for all data interactions with cloud storage applications, provides granular control over file movement based on browser and OS events involving file sharing and cloud storage sites, integrates with leading cloud storage providers to be able to extend data protection measures to data stored in the cloud, automatically encrypts sensitive data prior to egress, accurately classifies any data downloaded from web applications, and delivers forensic event logs for effective alerting, reporting, and policy creation.
Scalability is the best feature of cloud infrastructure, a fact missed out by many. HTIS can help you build smart cloud strategies and use the scalability aspect to match load patterns dynamically. A truly optimized cloud infrastructure brings value to your investment with minimal risk to data loss.