If you want to protect your cloud environments from data breaches, it’s important to choose a well-known cloud platform with plenty of security precautions that will keep your vulnerable data safe.
What Makes A Cloud Platform Secure?
Not sure what things cloud platforms do to protect and secure your data? Here is an overview of a few steps that are commonly taken to enhance cloud security.
- Physical security of data centers – First and foremost, cloud data centers have tight access controls and security controls for workers. Only authorized IT professionals can enter the physical area where the cloud servers are located, and these “data warehouses” are tightly monitored by security teams.
- Encryption of all data – All major cloud providers will use an encryption key to “scramble” your data while it’s stored in their servers. Further still, you can add more layers of encryption to your data to enhance security even more, and ensure the files are not accessible to unauthorized users.
- Updating, patching & maintenance – This is part of the services provided by any cloud company. They are responsible for physically and digitally maintaining the servers, patching them, updating them, and ensuring they are protected against common vulnerabilities.
- Firewalls – Cloud data centers use powerful firewalls to reject unauthorized traffic coming to the network, protecting themselves from hacks, DDoS attacks, and other threats.
- Data redundancy & backups – Cloud platforms are highly-redundant, and always use large-scale backups to maximize redundancy and ensure the integrity of your data even if a piece of physical hardware fails, or there is a data breach.
- Robust access controls for users – This is critical for data security. A good cloud provider will allow you to set up personalized, strong access controls for users, so that each person only has access to the data and information they need. This “principle of least privilege” (POLP) approach to data access helps minimize the damage that can be done if an unauthorized user tries to access your files.
- Third-party penetration testing – All major public cloud providers hire third-party IT companies to use security tools and test the security of their networks with “penetration testing.” This ensures that any potential vulnerabilities are caught and patched right away.
The Most Secure Cloud Platforms – Our Top Picks
Looking for cloud storage services or cloud data centers to run your software, website, and other IT infrastructure? Make sure you pick a secure, reputable public cloud platform for your sensitive data. Here are a few of the best, most secure platforms in the cloud computing industry.
- Microsoft Azure – Microsoft Azure is one of the most well-known and respected cloud platforms on the market, and it’s a great option for both proprietary and open-source IT assets. More than 85% of Fortune 500 companies use the Microsoft Cloud in some capacity.
- Amazon Web Services (AWS) – AWS launched in 2002, and slowly grew over the years until it became the #1 leader in cloud computing. It has more than 1 million users in 190 countries, and is used by major companies like Netflix, Twitch, and LinkedIn, to name just a few.
- Google Cloud Platform – The Google Cloud Platform is another great option for your business. It’s highly secure and very flexible, allowing you to run just about any type of software or server. It also offers strong data backup features, as well as a truly “pay-as-you-go” usage model, so it’s a good choice for companies of all sizes.
With these major cloud providers, you can rest assured that your customer data and sensitive data will always be protected.
Managed Cloud Services with Technetics Consulting
At Technetics Consulting, our professional services team can help you move your IT assets from physical servers to a cloud platform which most suits your business. With a secure, robust cloud infrastructure, you can protect your data more effectively, enjoy enhanced performance, and spend less on your IT infrastructure.
Contact us online or give us a call at 1300 853 453 for more information about the benefits of switching to the cloud, and get the assistance you need as you make your switch.