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Cloud Security

Cloud Security provides a range of tools and services to protect data from the threats that face it at each stage of its lifecycle. These include Identity and Access Management (IAM) solutions that create digital identities for all users, enabling them to be actively monitored and restricted when necessary during all data interactions, as well as Data Loss Prevention (DLP) that monitors the movement of sensitive or confidential cloud data and prevents it from leaving the environment through remediation alerts and data encryption.

While storing data in the cloud has many benefits, it is important to realize that this storage also comes with new risks, particularly with third-party providers. These include natural disasters, hardware failures, or a power outage that could affect multiple data centers at once, resulting in long-term loss of access to the data. This is why it’s critical to have local backups in place so that the data can be accessed if it becomes unavailable through a disaster or other unforeseen event.

Other risks of cloud storage and use include the mishandling of passwords or access rights by employees, exposing confidential data to outside parties, or cyberattacks, such as malware or ransomware, that are targeted at specific areas of a company’s data. These can be mitigated with strong authentication methods, like two-factor or multi-factor authentication, to ensure that only authorized users are accessing the data.

A unified security solution for the cloud offers a single, streamlined view of data and visibility into security activities that are happening across your multicloud environments. It can help you secure at scale with policies that apply to all workloads, while delivering a seamless user experience and speeding up business operations.