It’s official – the cloud is here to stay. No matter what industry your company is in, you simply can’t compete if you don’t have a cloud strategy. The cloud enables today’s remote workforce and is essential in order to remain agile and secure. What is cloud security? Cloud security consists of a set of policies and technologies that are intended to protect your information, data, applications, and any infrastructure you maintain in the cloud. It exists both in order to comply with regulatory laws and to prevent unauthorized user access. With cyber threats becoming more sophisticated each day and mobile computing and BYOD dominating the business landscape, it is more important than ever to ensure that your cloud security is protecting your data proactively and reliably. While some businesses are concerned with losing control over their infrastructure in the public cloud, today’s cloud security technologies provide high visibility and an enhanced level of control that has, up until now, been missing. What can cloud security do for my business? Disaster recovery There are many benefits to cloud security, the most significant being business continuity. To achieve this, it is necessary to have a comprehensive disaster recovery plan (DRP) in place, but many small businesses still operate without such a plan in place. Cloud security can provide you with an actionable plan for any imaginable contingency, including fire, flood, or total loss of location. Since your entire infrastructure is housed and protected in the cloud, you could lose your entire building and be able to continue operating despite the challenges. Visibility and access Your cloud security technology can give you deep visibility into your systems, allowing you to control what your employees have access to, both on the web and within your file systems. Safeguards protect you and your employees from malicious activity from viruses or any type of malware. It can also protect your data from unauthorized access with advanced encryption technologies, which provide a reliability that simply can’t be duplicated with on-premise security. Additionally, your IT team won’t have to worry about staying on top of updates or patches that address the latest threats as updates are performed automatically. Regulatory compliance If you work in a highly regulated industry such as finance, legal, or healthcare, regulatory compliance is an absolute must. Your cloud security strategy needs to address the complexities of HIPAA, the GDPR, the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard, and other federally mandated rules and regulations put in place to protect consumer data. A cloud security solution addresses these issues so that your IT team doesn’t have to stay on top of every little change, freeing your resources up to refocus on high-value tasks like growing your business. How CipherCloud can help CipherCloud is a global leader in cloud security. We do one thing and we do it remarkably well. Along with protecting your data and vital infrastructure from malicious intent, we provide high visibility into all of your cloud activity, giving you the opportunity to take immediate action without disrupting your business operations. CipherCloud allows you to create your own security policies, making it possible to seamlessly integrate your security requirements with your workflows, gain insight into user activity, and visualize a multi-cloud environment with ease. We are an end-to-end cloud security provider that works closely with you to architect and implement a solution that best suits your needs. If you would like to find out more about how we can help, speak to one of our cloud security specialists today.
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