A multi-cloud network, which utilizes more than one provider for cloud services, is often associated with Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS). However, if you’re part of a multi-cloud network, you likely have integration with your servers as well. Can everything work together and still provide adequate multi-cloud security?
To ensure you’re covered, check your processes against the following multi-cloud security best practices:
1. The Shared Security Model
Your organization, stakeholders and partners need to have a clear understanding of who is responsible for what when it comes to security. Generally speaking, cloud providers are responsible for the security within their infrastructure. However, they should also be able to extend some security tools your way, though you are ultimately responsible for your data.
Should you develop software or use software from a third party, the shared security model, in most situations, will require you to ensure that it is patched and secured. Everything should be clearly spelled out so there are no misperceptions, and this will extend to your employees, as well, as it will be key for them to be educated on your specific security guidelines.
2. Security Features
When you partner with a cloud-based vendor, it’s your responsibility to ensure all their cyber security policies are in line with yours. If they have all the features you’re looking for but don’t offer the right amount of security, it’s important to keep looking.
3. Configuring Applications
Do you know exactly how your applications will work in the multi-cloud environment? All involved parties need to have compatible tools, and this includes multi-cloud security tools.
4. Assigning Overlook
Security-hardened applications will add that extra layer of security to protect your data. In addition, by assigning a manager to overlook exposures and vulnerabilities, you can be certain that everything is covered.
5. Routine Auditing
Making sure your multi-cloud network is secure takes more than an initial implementation – you have to monitor it regularly. Keep abreast of all software updates, and investigate any new infrastructure as it’s added to the system. Your security team should always have their finger on the pulse of evolution.
Choosing an agent to partner with you in managing your multi-cloud security needs can be a huge benefit. The right agent can assist you in many ways, including:
- Address scalability
- Find cost efficiencies
- Improve security
- Upgrade your flexibility and agility
- Address continuity issues
Your agent should also be able to address managed security needs, such as strategies to reinforce your network protection, manage firewall technology, integrate machine learning and big data, and give you the analytics to detect potential threats.
At Exemplify, we’ve assisted many organizations in getting in touch with the right technology. Contact us today and let’s discuss your security needs.