Security in the Cloud grows from knowledge of the intelligent crowd. Finding critical vulnerabilities, controlling spam can solve problems faster than before. Previously we published two critical articles in the series of Security in the Cloud; first one is Visibility and Control of Security in the Cloud and The Divided Responsibilities in Security in the Cloud. Here is another important article on the same series – Security in the Cloud, it is more bold and more obvious.
SaaS (Software as a Service ) are now often referred to as the Security Service offer, particularly to the small and medium enterprises as it inherits the capabilities to ensure security without a lot of professionals and sophisticated infrastructure. We, however, were forced to keep the concept of pure security appliances – the offer in the security of the cloud is restricted from many providers despite full expressions.
Security in the Cloud begins with Anti-spam and security for the mail
In own company no installation or maintenance and care of the security solution is required; but the dangerous files and the mail softwares receiving incriminating spam messages are not only limited in its own network. By using certified data centers and Service Level Agreement (SLA), a secure e-mail operation is possible; additional modules such as an e-mail archiving provide additional benefits when it comes to compliance. Companies using such a security solution from the cloud must be able to trust the seller. This can be regulated by SLA. In addition, here; as opposed to a fully hosted email solution such as those in Microsoft Office 365 offers – only the selected security services are operated in the cloud. Additional modules such as virus protection and e-mail firewall offers other security services that can also be managed through a web interface.
Security in the Cloud and Secure storage in the cloud
Those who uses the software like of Dropbox , Google Drive and Skydrive, must keep an critical eye open. Although the vendors promise unison to keep the data safe and often they also offer an encrypted connection to its servers for secure storage but these are not sufficient. To exchange data within organizations and workgroups were made ??popular by Dropbox, it is popular because of the independence of location and platform and almost a kind of informal standard.
The provider of the solution must have the full confidence of users – also with regard to the continuity of the service. In a short practical test, it can be convinced that the solution can be managed easily via the web interface.
Software Update is important
It is a good idea for users in the SME environment to offer a simple solution to the patch and update reliably, it regulates the direct connection with the anti-virus client software. Important points are – Automated updates of operating systems and applications, Distinction between highly-critical, critical and non-critical updates.
Using only the reputed services
Everyone knows that a reputed band, although never fully protects; but to keep their brand value, at least invests the effort more than the others. Unfortunately, many companies still misses the protection of social media applications. They are by very principle, designed to be independent from the terminal and most completely work on cloud. The more difficult it becomes to find and use the appropriate safety measures. Blocking connectivity to Facebook, Twitter and various Google applications can not be a long term solution.