Securing customer data and your company’s critical information has never been more important -- especially in the wake of the recent Macy’s, Capital One and Marriott data breaches. Each and every organization holds something of value to attackers, and the cloud has presented a number of interesting challenges for businesses looking to secure it.
A recent global survey conducted by the Business Performance Innovation (BPI) Network, in partnership with our technology partner, A10 Networks, found that even though most enterprises have adopted multi-cloud strategies, they continue to face significant challenges in managing the complexities and added requirements of these new application and data delivery infrastructures. According to the survey, improved security – including centralized security and performance management, multi-cloud visibility of threats and attacks, and security automation – is the number one IT challenge facing companies, with only 11 percent citing they had been “highly successful” in realizing the benefits of multi-cloud infrastructures.
For multi-cloud to be more effective, IT and vendors both need to dedicate themselves to centralized authentication and security policies, and comprehensive solutions across all externally facing infrastructure to web application firewalls and distributed denial of service (DDoS) protection.
We believe there are ways to improve cloud security without hiding behind a curtain or compromising on the flexibility it brings to employees and business operations. Your cloud partner should be an advocate in aligning data storage and security strategies across all departments, from the C-Suite to IT and security teams. With everyone on the same page, it’s easier to identify all of the cloud data services being used across the enterprise, combat and crack down on shadow IT, and implement best-of-breed cloud security solutions such as encryption, multi-factor authentication, and one-time-use passwords.
Here at Markley, we understand that no two organizations have the same data storage needs or security requirements. As such, our team of experts works with each customer as individuals, ensuring our services fit exactly what they’re looking for – whether it be full data encryption, a secure sockets layer (SSL) or a private cloud solution.
If you are interested in learning more about Markley’s secure networking and cloud offerings and the benefits our services can bring to your organization, drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org.