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The Holy Grail to Securing your Data in the Cloud

Securing your Data in the Cloud
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The IT ecosystem is evolving at breath-taking speed with waves of disruptive cloud tech trends influencing the enterprise landscape almost every day. Cloud based technologies that popped up in the last couple of years are now triggering seismic shifts in ways a business leverages its digital infrastructure and engages with customers. According to Cisco, more than 60% of all the enterprise applications are expected to shift their operations to cloud in 2017.

As more and more information flows between IIoT (Industrial Internet of Things) and mobile devices to virtual repositories across the cloud, IT departments and alike will struggle when it comes to managing and protecting all the data.

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Cloud computing is fast becoming a perfect pick-me-up for businesses worldwide for its cost-efficient and flexibility features that enable employees and customers to have 24 x 7 access to the required data. Nevertheless, security challenges are still prevalent when it comes to cloud platform.

For instance, hackers have been exploiting inferior cloud security frameworks to harvest critical customer information such as bank account and credit card details. In some worst instances, hackers were able to hijack personal information from social media platforms as well.

IIoT Security

IT leaders are often perplexed as what measures would come handy to securing the diverse pool of data. And when it comes to cloud computing, a doubt means vulnerability.

Robust cloud security calls for a holistic approach. Businesses ought to segregate their data into diverse categories. For highly sensitive information such as that of credit card data ought to be protected with multiple layers of authentication. The same goes for all your critical business data as well.

With the increasing number of cloud data violation cases that we see and read, IT departments have a lot to do when it comes to protecting data in the cloud, as data dynamically flows between IIoT databases, mobile devices and cloud applications. Encrypted tunnels utilising a Virtual Private Network (VPN) is the most effective means to protect the data in motion.

It is advisable to have a number of cybersecurity measures in place along with stringent data protocols for ensuring that IIoT devices are equipped with multi-factor and powerful authentication for robust encryption. Here, APIs and interfaces play a pivotal role in monitoring and managing cloud services.

VPN Management

A VPN system not only supports seamless integration with existing enterprise systems, but also secures data traffic at multi-device level. This assures that data stays encrypted and confidential, as it flows between IIoT and mobile devices and cloud applications that use them.

Most importantly, VPNs ensure protection from APIs and interfaces along with secure authentication. For seamless device configuration with VPN, scalability and software distribution is manageable remotely via centralised management.

IT leaders are still attempting to understand the fact that securing and managing data now revolves around corporate databases, multiple devices and cloud.

Classifying different data types and treating them distinctively is the key here. IT leaders ought to enforce security, authentication and protection for all the connection points that use a VPN. On the other hand, VPN software helps to create encrypted tunnels to transport sensitive data between multiple destinations and an organisation to cloud servers and back. This mitigates the risk of putting data at risk that passes through the virtual cloud ecosystem.

For a secure and seamless cloud computing experience, feel free to get in touch with us here. You can also SMS SAGE to 56767 or drop us a mail at sales@sagesoftware, for a free demo and consultation.

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