Corporates are making an increased use of public cloud applications with a majority of their workforce working from home using the collaboration applications. Public cloud such as Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud and Amazon web services are affordable, scalable and businesses needs to pay for the service they use, therefore, these are becoming the choice for every organisation. The continuous use of public cloud brings certain security concerns. Apart from enhancing your security posture, you need to dive deep into the security practices for the cloud and monitor the number of people who are accessing the cloud instance.
The immense cloud usage of the public cloud has disturbed the distribution of workload and has increased the security concerns by manifolds. Some of the other factors that are blowing up the security cover of your data are –
- Increased exposure
With technology stepping in, in every phase of a product/service development cycle, their time to market has reduced substantially. Previously, development cycle would last months or years but now the times have changed. Currently, two or three products/services are rolled out in a day. And, this means that developers are working on cloud instances simultaneously. For companies, that operate globally, the developers work in different time zones. The crux here is that it is impossible for you to keep track of people who worked on your cloud instance and when was the security compromised.
- Compliance standards
Compliance standards such as HiPPA, GDPR, CIS, PIC and others are a necessity to be met. But the cloud environment changes every moment and these regulatory audits are done once in months. These audits are draining for teams but if done frequently can point out the fractured nature of the security and will help the organisations to take the measures effectively.
- Automated cloud applications
Automation in public cloud instances is certainly helping companies to roll out products and services in less time. But at the same time, it is widening the playground for hackers. The hackers use these applications as a canvas and try to attempt logins or data breaches. It becomes the IT team’s responsibility to pinpoint the soft spots in the cloud deployment and repair them before the hackers can come in to steal your data.
How SOPHOS Cloud Optix is an Ideal Tool to Keep your Public Cloud’s Security Intact?
The most prominent step in improving security of your public cloud infrastructure lies in having proper visibility of the entire cloud instance. With SOPHOS Cloud Optix, you can smoothly monitor your resources’ activity in multiple cloud environments. Optix gives you the visibility into different cloud platforms such as Google Cloud, Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, Kubernetes Clusters and other data repositories. The level of visibility which the IT team gets with SOPHOS Cloud which is again synced with DevSecOps alerts and notifications enable the team to draft effective plans and offer quick remedial measures. Furthermore, SOPHOS Cloud Optix integrates with the native public cloud service provider’s API and offer a complete picture of the architecture and the full inventory. It also gives full real time visibility of the network topology inclusive of hosts, serverless functions, user accounts, storage services and other containers.
SOPHOS Cloud Optix is equipped with machine learning capabilities which can scan your network and point out any anomalies in it. It keeps a close eye on the network traffic, configuration, login events, API calls, login status and automatically troubleshoots if there are any problems in the cloud network structure. You get contextual alerts for the instances that require manual attention and the alerts give you the full idea of the affected instance, the resources affected and the remediation steps.
SOPHOS Cloud Optix is integrated with different applications to provide real–time alerts whenever you require it. It can also be integrated with Jira and ServiceNow, which allows you to create tickets for all the alerts that you receive. SOPHOS Cloud Optix has a dashboard which gives you entire information about your cloud instances in a single glance. You can also generate reports and manage your cloud security posture efficiently and effectively.
The Ending Note
SOPHOS Cloud Optix with its machine learning and AI capabilities can offer you high level visibility and give you ample data to take preventive and timely remedial measures. While moving your organisation applications to public cloud or when your employees are daily using public cloud instances from their personal devices, it is certain that data security cannot take a back seat in this situation. You will need an expert’s guidance who helps you in choosing a cloud solution that suits the needs of your company and deploy SOPHOS Cloud Optix to ensure its security.
Exigo Tech, Platinum SOPHOS partner, can help you with the solutions deployment and address other security concerns if you have any. To have a detailed discussion now, call 1300 EXIGO TECH (1300 39 44 68) or email us at email@example.com.