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What are the Security Aspects Provided with Cloud?

Although the cloud hosting technology offers several benefits to its users, there are certain concerns that it carries with it. Some of the client data is housed in the cloud vendor's environment which may or may not comply with all the security norms and policies, leaving the client data susceptible to attacks and lapses. In case there is a bug in the vendor environment, all the users will become vulnerable to attacks by hackers. However, cloud adopts the following security measures to efficiently tackle these security aspects.

- Each user must be completely isolated from the other users through the virtualization technology with firewalls, intrusion detection and prevention measures.

- The data communication between the cloud service provider and client must be secured using VPNs (virtual private networks).

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Request-based Access

- Users must authenticate themselves to get access to the organization's data that run on the cloud. This is a federated identity service which integrates the identity management of an organization and cloud service provider.

- Users must check the policies and then assess to decide which cloud hosting providers would suit their requirements of security, reliability etc.
Some of the salient features of cloud computing that are beneficial to every organization include on-demand resource availability, resource pooling, rapid elasticity, metered services and access via the internet.

Some of the Risks Include:

- Data loss or leakage could damage the business reputation as well as create a doubt or suspicion that could affect employer/employee relationship.

- It will create huge financial losses to the business. This can be mitigated by having a control on access to data only by authorized personal.

The data is stored away from the business premises of the customer. This has been the primary concern of every CIO.

Security of the Cloud


Technology has developed but with it the activities of the cyber criminals also have advanced. DDoS attacks can cripple the functioning of a business. Strong firewalls and anti-malware solutions can reduce the severity of the risk.

Another solution is the encryption of data while it is being transmitted from the client to provider. The consumers should be kept in individual compartments to make sure that if one account is compromised the other users will not be affected.

Key Points that Take care of the Cloud Security


People mostly ask what are the security aspects provided with cloud computing provides. Cloud security is nothing without its key technologies that makes it more secured. Such technologies are-

Encryption- It is a technology that makes data being understood only by the concerned authority. Its only motive is to make the format of the data that cannot be easily interpreted. Such technology or process is termed encryption. Cloud technology relies a lot on encryption to keep the data secured. Some data if unencrypted can be a cause of great hazards to a company. Due to encryption, there are unexpected aspects of data security in cloud computing.

Firewall- security aspects of cloud computing are not just limited to encryption. A firewall is a very secure way of keeping the data safe by creating an additional layer of protection. It makes sure that all it blocks all the malicious attacks. Such malicious attacks are very frequent through web traffic. Cloud firewalls are hosted over the cloud, unlike traditional firewalls that were not efficient as they stayed on-premises.

Security Policies- Aspects of data security in cloud computing knows no bounds. Security policies are applied throughout the complete cloud infrastructure. For better cloud security, there must be a proper configuration of security settings through strict security policies. When a company does not take its security policies seriously then they end up going through data breaches.
 
Backup Plans- Data security also asks for backup plans so that not a single bit of data is inside the realm of risk. To avoid any kind of data loss, data should be backed either on-premises or on any other cloud. There should be always a plan B to cover any losses that may occur during data loss. To be more sure about data security, cloud technology has come up with multi-cloud and hybrid cloud infrastructure.
 

Takeaway


To make cloud services secure, security applications are deployed in two or more layers.

- The first layer comprise of the firewall. Note that firewall can be both hardware and application-based. The function of this security system is to avoid entry and exit of phony data packets in and out of the system.

- Request-based access also stands at the network entry. It filters out most unwanted intruders by denying access straightaway.

- Antivirus and anti-spyware comprise predominantly the second layer. It eliminates threats that have somehow crept into the system.

Some firewalls also stand guard at the network exit points. This is perhaps the last line of defence. Any threat that may have successfully evaded the system and the antivirus should be identified and blocked here. Exit firewall buttresses the security of the cloud.

CloudOYE is a leading cloud security aspects solutions on Cloud Server and Dedicated Servers Hosting. Call our technical experts at +91-120-6025102 or mail us at sales@cloudoye.com.


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