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WHY CLOUD SECURITY?

CLOUD: THE PROS & CONS

Services and infrastructure are now available in the cloud. This means significant productivity gains for both users and employers. Here’s why…

 

The advent of services and infrastructure being available in the cloud has meant significant productivity gains for users and their employers:

 

  • New applications - which might have taken months to install and test in the past – can now be immediately available as SaaS (e.g. Office 365, Salesforce, Dropbox, Box, and many, many more)

  • New servers and network infrastructure can be spun up in minutes! Previously they could have taken months to design, order, install and test

  • Multiple layers of IT security systems – threat prevention, anti-malware, anti-virus, web and email scanning etc. - involve significant investment and operational overhead. Now they can be available in minutes, and the administrative burden off-loaded to the cloud 

  • Users can access their data when outside the corporate perimeter, increasing both their mobility and capacity to stay connected to your clients

  • “Pay as you grow” means that there’s a lower upfront infrastructure spend

 

Using the cloud is no longer optional!

 

To stay competitive, firms need to go-to-market with new applications as quickly as their cloud-enabled competitors.

 

However...

 

Data-loss and security breaches are very real and expensive threats. They can even put the survival of the company at risk.

 

In 2015 it was estimated that cyber security breaches cost firms USD 4 billion each year.

 

We can help.

 

We empower your users to be more productive by using the cloud, AND we keep security threats and data leakage risks at bay.

 

Worried about securing your proprietary information or sensitive data in the cloud? We’d love to help. Email us here.

Know Your Cloud Providers

There are so many providers out there. How do you know who’s good?

 

Here are some questions you should always ask any cloud service provider that your employees access:

 

Questions that should be asked of any cloud service provider your employees access are:

 

  • Do they support multi-factor authentication?

  • Do they support encryption of your data stored with them?

  • Do they have the certification demanded by regulators in your industry or region? (e.g. GDPR, PCI, HIPAA)

  • Do you even still own the data uploaded to the cloud?

  • Do they meet your enterprise security and compliance requirements?

  • Where does your data geographically reside, and what data protection laws are in place in that region?

  • How could malware sneak in the back door?

 

How we help

 

We partner with leading Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB) and Security and Incident Event Management (SIEM) providers.

Here is the three-layered approach we take to protect you from these risks:

 

 

If you’re interested in installing one or all of our three-layer protection in your business network, you can find all our contact details here.

Need more details?

We are here to assist. Contact us by phone, email or via our social media channels.