As businesses move their applications and data to the cloud, executives increasingly face the task of balancing the benefits of productivity gains against significant concerns about compliance and security. Security in the cloud is not the same as security in the corporate data center. Different rules and thinking apply when securing an infrastructure over which one has no real physical control
While using more and more Public Cloud services, it can become a challenge to protect the confidentiality, integrity and availability of systems and data in your organization’s growing cloud environment and to maintain compliance.
Public Cloud offerings can provide efficiency and agility, cost savings, and enhanced collaboration especially with suppliers and customers. At the same time, SaaS applications present security challenges because they are typically hosted on third-party infrastructure and run third-party application code. We recognize that an organization’s internal structure and policies can get complex fast. Projects, workgroups, and managing who has authorization to do what all change dynamically.
In our experience, SaaS security controls fall into the following categories:
Identity and access management controls
These controls help ensure that SaaS applications are accessed by the appropriate users and only from approved devices.
Application and data controls
As interfaces to data, applications must be registered and evaluated to determine whether they meet security requirements. Data encryption, tokenization, and data loss prevention techniques protect data and help detect storage or transmission of sensitive information. Data controls can be applied in real-time to cloud traffic or to content that is already stored in the cloud.
Logging and monitoring controls
These controls help us detect information security violations, send alerts to the appropriate IT staff, initiate appropriate responses, and correct the situation.
The way forward
Based on our experiences during various engagements in the past, we have defined the following steps:
How can we help you ?
Route443 has extensive consulting and implementation skills in identity and access management technologies and solutions, supported by sound infrastructure and security expertise.
Our identity solutions range from:
To maintain that competitive edge, information has to be available any time, any place; one of the many reasons why companies adopt Cloud technologies. Route443 can assist with your implementation of Identity and Access Management, to help ensure your information stays safe.