Analysts are now saying IT managers need to be thinking “Cloud First” – for many companies, it is a no brainer to move parts, if not most of their workload to cloud. This is especially true for SMEs. It costs less to manage due to the lack of, or reduction in infrastructure. However, concerns over security especially relating to public cloud still weigh heavy on many IT managers.
Sure, most cloud service providers have measures in places for basic security setup. However, that is hardly sufficient when you are entrusting your company’s data and operational systems, not to mention perhaps some sensitive customer data, on to a public platform where you may not have physical access to all the time. Bottom line you can rely on your cloud provider to provide cloud services, you need to work with specialists when it comes to securing every aspect of your cloud strategy.
With cloud platforms, you can access your data from anywhere, but it also means there are more attack vectors. Especially with increasing amount of companies adopting BYOD, security is becoming harder, while we allow for more convenience and choice. As any user can connect from any place – your data could be affected by malware attacking endpoints, or certain public connection blind spots. However, if you try to limit usage or attack vectors, you could be limiting productivity and making it difficult for your staff to access certain systems or data.
Cisco’s cloud security solutions have been built to address that. You can secure not only users, but also data and applications wherever your users are accessing them. It also protects your endpoints, before any malware reaches them, corrupting their system and creating problems for your operations.
In the age of cloud and IoT, security is more important than ever. Cisco is at the heart of cloud but also brings many years of accumulated expertise to security. To make sure your data is secure, you need to think more than just protecting what you have, but also protecting all the connected devices, to ensure your business is running smoothly.