Inconsequential Security Risks for Enterprise Cloud Storageby Qais Noori digital marketer
Cloud backup services are becoming a familiar notion around the globe. Enterprises are rapidly making the move to cloud storage and improving their work efficiency, productivity and cost efficiency. There are capable cloud service providers in the market that are addressing the ever growing requirements of the market. With the growth of the cloud based services, superstitions and unnecessary speculations have also begun to surround the market. These ‘concerns’ have little substance but for the enterprise or individual considering the move to cloud; they can hinder their transition, keeping them from all the benefits of the migration to cloud.
Mythical Security risks with cloud storage
The first notion that’s targeted is the human nature to maintain a certain sense of control over their data and information. It is said that after putting data in the cloud, you lose control over the data. And then there’s the question of security. The fear of losing sensitive or mission critical data is well founded with traditional technology; however, with cloud storage it makes little sense. As there’s doubt with security measures, there’s the argument of data leakage. It isn’t protected, so obviously hackers would be able to access and acquire it; that too is ill-founded.
Losing Control over Data
Control over data is mostly dictated by the service provider. With StoneFly, the user is in complete control of their data. When the data is encrypted, StoneFly isn’t capable of accessing it. The user has the only key to their data; therefore the user maintains complete control of their data. StoneFly doesn’t access the data for any compliance reasons, hence user privacy is also ensured. This is the reason why StoneFly’s enterprise cloud storage is employed by government departments and the military.
Data Security & Leakage
Public clouds provide encryption before data is transmitted, while it’s being transmitted and after it has been transmitted. Each service provider has their own encryption techniques; StoneFly also provides similar services and ensures that data is secured using Secure Sockets Layers (SSL) and 256-bit advanced encryption techniques. This makes the data impervious to cyber-attacks.
With data encrypted using latest encryption techniques and measures, what’s the probability of losing data? Amazon promises a durability of 11 nines: 99.99999999999%. This implies that if you have one billion objects of data then there’s a chance of losing one object in a year. StoneFly is partnered with Amazon and all of StoneFly’s products are compatible with the public cloud. Therefore, it’s safe to say that StoneFly also provides services capable of such durability. Hence the myth about weak data security and the possibility of data leakage is also debunked.
There are several ill-founded myths going on about pertaining to cloud backup. However, these myths are about service providers that hold certifications and approvals from various industry regulatory authorities. If any of these myths had substance, these companies would not be able to acquire these certifications. The fact that these service providers are continuously providing enterprise cloud storage to enterprises, domestic users and even governments; is a statement about how reliable these services and solutions truly are.
Created on Sep 7th 2017 05:45. Viewed 522 times.