In a study by 451 research, it was estimated that 90% of companies were utilizing cloud based services for data storage and computing in 2020, and for good reason. Companies that generate high-volume data can gain valuable insights from the information processing that cloud based services can offer.
Companies have also found that the flexibility of the cloud meets the needs of a growing business. Cloud services can manage bandwidth for a company in its growing phase and can be scaled up or down easily depending on need. The cloud also allows employees to work remotely which allowed countless business to stay open during the pandemic.
By allowing data to be stored in the cloud, companies are able to collaborate on a much larger scale. All members of a team can work together in real time on a project or document and see the changes as they happen. Down time waiting for an email response is a thing of the past.
All of these benefits allow businesses to run more efficiently and be more successful; however, maybe the most important feature of the cloud is the ability to recover information quickly following an unforeseen disaster. With the threat of ransomware and cyber-attacks on the rise, companies need to be assured that their data is safe, protected and readily available to minimize down time.
How does a company protect their data and make sure it is there when they need it? They employ the services of someone who knows what it takes to keep the cloud safe. Cloud Security Managed Services are typically outsourced to companies that provide security monitoring, reporting, and technical assistance as a third party vendor. It may involve managing firewalls, intrusion detection systems, the company’s virtual private network (VPN), anti-virus set-up, and vulnerability assessments.
By utilizing managed security services, a company’s internal IT staff will have more time to concentrate on innovative business ideas while a specialized outside team handles all facets of cloud protection in Sugar Loaf Idaho.
Some businesses, however, might be apprehensive to outsource their important data because they worry about information confidentiality. However, working with a managed cloud network security provider might be less expensive and safer than building up an internal security operations center.
With a dedicated security provider, cloud architects ensure that access ports, devices and applications are all secure. Accounts are actively monitored for threats and when one is detected, the response is swift and effective.
Protecting cloud assets requires 24/7/365 live monitoring, cloud DDoS protection, flexibility to adapt to the changes in traffic and legitimate attacks, and a comprehensive understanding of HIPPA and PCI compliance.
SimplicIT is your business source for all your cloud security needs. As experts, we know and understand the numerous threats facing your businesses and weknow what it takes to keep it safe. If you have been considering making the shift to the cloud, SimplicIT can help. Reach out for a full evaluation as well as a Pen Test to see how vulernable your companies data is to cybercrime.