• 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

    Public Cloud

    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.

    Authorize who can take action on specific resources, giving you full control and visibility to manage cloud resources centrally. For established enterprises with complex organizational structures, hundreds of workgroups and potentially many more projects, the Identity and access management controls provide a unified view into security policy across your entire organization, including auditing to ease compliance processes.

    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:

    • Ensure effective governance, risk and compliance processes exist
    • Audit and assess operational and business processes
    • Manage people, roles and identities
    • Ensure proper protection of data and information
    • Enforce privacy policies
    • Assess the security provisions for Cloud applications
    • Ensure cloud networks and connections are secure
    • Evaluate security controls on physical infrastructure and facilities
    • Manage security terms in the Cloud service agreement
    • Understand the security requirements of the exit process
    In today’s business environment we are forced to deal with constantly changing security challenges, and securing Cloud resources is no exception. Route443's Identity Driven Security (IDS) approach is a forward-looking strategy that clearly aligns critical security capabilities directly to your business model. An enhanced focus on a Identity Driven Security approach will elevate security from a purely risk mitigation activity to a strategic business enabler for your enterprise. Route443 is able to guide your organization through any of the agreed steps, in order to Secure Your Cloud, any Cloud.

    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:

    • Strategic initiatives
    • Requirements analysis
    • Building business cases all the way to a program of works.
    • Implementation of tactical solutions to solve specific business problems.

    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.

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