Data protection is one of the significant cloud concerns that daunt the potential cloud users.

Businesses are most of the times perturbed about the security of their sensitive data stored on cloud infrastructure.

Conventional data protection models primarily focused on security tools such as firewalls and intrusion detection systems. However, this could not ensure comprehensive protection to the data on cloud server against security threats caused by privileged users or insidious security attacks.

Today, most of the enterprises have adopted security solutions such as Security Information and event management (SIEM) and Database audit and protection (DAP) to gather information and gauge the prevalent security mechanism.

However, when both regulatory and compliance issues are rising at an alarming rate, reactive control activities such as observing, gathering, and storing logs cannot safeguard the organization against security threats.

Most of the organizations have deployed the technique of encryption to ensure data security. However, in the process of encryption they have completely disregarded some of the essential drawbacks related to key management, access control and restricted data access. In case of insufficient protection, these encryption keys can easily be tampered by malicious attacks.

An efficient data encryption process facilitates a robust security mechanism that provides enhanced security intelligence, and a comprehensive approach to guard the business critical data and mitigate risk both in and out of the cloud.

A robust cloud hosting solution ensures:

-The data is properly encrypted and thus is not readable.

-Stringent access policies are implemented to confirm that only authorized users can access business sensitive data with proper access rights

-Adopt adequate security intelligence techniques to generate log information, that helps to provide alerts against users performing actions outside of the norm

In nutshell, an effective data protection strategy should incorporate both compliance requirements along with actual security threats faced by an organization