For a record number of workers today, the commute to “work” is no longer a car, bus, or train – it’s a walk down the hall to the home office. The remote-work model has ushered in a new cloud security strategy, which includes a hybrid approach that manages the security needs of the remote worker as well as the in-office worker.
The hybrid approach isn’t really that much of a stretch because, for years, many organizations have used cloud-based solutions in addition to on-premise servers for protecting intellectual property or data related to various regulatory compliance protocols. Making the connection to data, whether it’s for in-office or remote workers, has its own challenges, but making that connection securely is an entirely different scenario and requires infrastructure to make it happen.
Work From Anywhere
The newest generation to enter the workforce has gravitated toward organizations that give them options as to where they put in their hours. But the pandemic forced the hands of almost everyone to establish a remote-work situation, which looks to be somewhat permanent for a percentage of companies; thus the need to adopt a “work from anywhere” platform.
This type of platform needs to consider security as much as connectivity, which means any possible area of weakness must be sniffed out before connectivity can truly be secure. It’s a delicate situation, because implementing security solution after security solution can lead to a lack of scalability. When the framework becomes too complex, you lose flexibility, which can lead to workflow issues.
Verification of users and their devices is an excellent option for maintaining security and scalability. A cloud security strategy that includes a zero-trust access component offers a strong layer of security that can keep the cyber criminals out, while allowing a smoother workflow for authorized users.
While the expenditures related to on-premise data centers is expected to grow by 5% this year, organizations are heavily invested in cloud-based applications. Relying on both to accomplish daily tasks, it’s clear that adopting adaptive network architecture will be the path going forward toward a more secure environment. Your cloud security strategy should include working with a third party professional with familiarity with all the solutions on the market today. At eXemplify, we bring a custom approach to every client we partner with. Whether it’s managed security services, technology procurement, cloud infrastructure, or disaster recovery solutions, we are familiar with the best solutions out there and have helped our clients maintain a strategy that lacks complexity yet offers scalable secure connectivity in a work-from-anywhere environment. Contact us, and let’s discuss your needs.