Cloud security and mobility: how safe are you in the cloud?
by Telco ICT Enterprise Telstra Dealer
Cloud security and mobility: how safe are you on the cloud? The use of the cloud by businesses allows them to reduce costs and increase functionality at the same time. However, there are also risks to moving your business and maintaining the security and availability of applications and data.
Microsoft recently announced the availability of the MSAzure platform, designed for the cloud. Azure is the cross-platform integrated database server used by Microsoft for building enterprise applications. the measure includes many of the tools you may expect from an MS Windows database such as web, data, imaging, and mobile access. The security and availability of information are some of the chief benefits of cloud computing, but you still have to maintain and protect your data and other applications in a secure environment.
Cloud security companies that provide cloud services for MSazure provide a diverse range of security options for both on-premises and cloud services. Most cloud security providers offer security policies that can be configured per MS cloud services environment. Some providers offer the ability to self-deploy security features as well. Self-deploying security policies are beneficial when you don't want to commit to an entire policy package. You can instead choose to select portions of a policy that is necessary to achieve your desired level of security while avoiding the purchase of additional security features.
In addition to MS cloud security and mobility features, MSazure also provides the functionality you need to manage mobility. Many MS cloud services are located in on-premises data centers. Businesses maintain their own network, control their own hardware, manage their own security tools, and manage their own mobility strategies. While mobility is advantageous in certain business models, it can also bring additional expense and complexity along with it. MSazure provides the security, management, and reporting capabilities you need to leverage on-premises data centers to help you remain competitive in today's marketplace.
In most cases, providers of MSazure hosted private clouds do not offer application isolation or sandboxing. When a user connects to the public cloud from his/her on-premise data center, he/she may run into performance issues. If a hacker were to find an application's vulnerability and use it to break into your company's network, your company would have immediate exposure. sandboxing allows the software to be tested in a simulated public cloud before it is introduced into a production environment. Many MSazure providers provide this functionality so that your test cases can be run on the public cloud to simulate exposure conditions to ensure that your software will work when you expose it to the real world.
Companies facing growing demand for their cloud services will face significant challenges over the next few years. The first and most obvious trend will be an increase in the number of attacks on cloud-based services and there will be more competition in the market as well. As a result, MSazure customers will be exposed to the most up-to-date threats and will be at a distinct advantage compared to cloud security and mobility vendors that rely on mature technology. Customers will also have the option to take their business further by purchasing their own secure cloud infrastructure, which will give them control and a higher Return On Investment than what they could achieve with a hosted provider. In fact, this trend is already beginning to impact several MSazure clients, who are reallocating their resources to their own on-premise clouds.
There are many cloud security and mobility best practices that can help you remain a step ahead of the latest threats and improve your security operations. To start, you must identify the threats to your cloud environment first and then develop and implement security solutions that address those threats. It is also important to use the most appropriate technology in your particular application. When it comes to security measures, it is important to combine new technologies with on-premise solutions for maximum impact. By combining the best practices from both sides of the organization, you can ensure that your entire enterprise will benefit from the latest advancements in cloud security.
There is no escaping the fact that businesses running on the cloud will face more security and mobility challenges in the coming years. Fortunately, many of these challenges can be addressed through the use of appliance-based security and the integration of enterprise mobility management into these same security solutions. By combining enterprise mobility management and appliance-based security efforts, you can create the perfect balance of security and flexibility, ensuring that your cloud platform and your applications are constantly protected from new threats and vulnerabilities.
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