Container-based environments, i.e. cloud-native technologies and applications, have proven benefits for enterprise imaging. Organizations have valid concerns, though, about cloud security. Are cloud-based technologies presenting more risk than reward?
According to a report titled “The Impact and Evolution of Cloud Native” from 451 Research, cloud architectures are certainly cost-effective. But will the typical, on-premise security approach work in a cloud environment? While costs matter, security can’t be overlooked. In fact, according to a report by ExtraHop, 66% of IT professionals say security is their greatest concern, and around 84% of organizations say traditional security solutions don’t work in cloud environments.
According to the report, the biggest threats include the following:
- 62% say the threats are related to misconfiguration
- 55% say unauthorized access is included in most common threats
- 50% say insecure APIs raise threat concerns
What’s the key to preventing breaches? Almost 100% of IT professionals agree that visibility is the proactive measure that can lead to better cloud security protection. But who will be responsible for that added visibility — the data owner or the cloud provider? Again, the vast majority of IT professionals know that cloud security failures are almost always the fault of the customer.
The Right Technology
It is established that an on-premise approach to security doesn’t match up with the cloud, which is why a closer inspection of cloud security protocols while migrating data can provide a relatively risk-free experience. For example, cloud-based security best practices involve security teams collaborating to rid themselves of data silos that exist between themselves and developers.
A roadblock-free workflow requires such collaboration, as security information in cloud applications needs to be accessible to all involved. Furthermore, using the right tools can be a huge benefit. For example, real-time detection technology will keep you on your toes and clued in to anomalies that might be a threat. Some security tools will rely on data that reveals surface-level clues that require a deeper, closer look.
Organizations looking to protect themselves need managed security services. At eXemplify, that’s what we offer. We make it our mission to know about the numerous technologies out there today, so we can match our clients with the right solutions – including managed security. Our customers enjoy a comprehensive approach to security, managed firewall technology, advanced integration of machine learning and big data, strategies to reinforce your network protection, and much more. Contact us, and find out more about our services.