Cloud Security is the protection of data stored online from theft, leakage, and deletion. Methods of providing cloud security include firewalls, penetration testing, obfuscation, tokenization, virtual private networks (VPN), and avoiding public internet connections. Major threats to cloud security include data breaches, data loss, account hijacking, service traffic hijacking, insecure application program interfaces (APIs), poor choice of cloud storage providers, and shared technology that can compromise cloud security. Distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks are another threat to cloud security. These attacks shut down a service by overwhelming it with data so that users cannot access their accounts, such as bank accounts or email accounts.
Protect your data
Have your own security controls to complement the security of your cloud service provider and keep your data safe and secure. Security areas of focus are:
- Identity and access management
- Application security
- Cloud workload management
- Cloud network security
- Visibility and intelligence
- Data protection
- Security operations and threat management
Data Protection for the Cloud
Cloud and virtualization give you agility and efficiency to instantly roll out new services and expand your infrastructure. But the lack of physical control, or defined entrance and egress points, bring a whole host of cloud data security issues – data co-mingling, privileged user abuse, snapshots and backups, data deletion, data leakage, geographic regulatory requirements, cloud super-admins, and many more.
Fortunately, Our two-factor authentication, encryption, and enterprise key management solutions turn any cloud environment into a trusted and compliant environment by solving the critical challenges of data governance, control, and ownership – no matter where you store your data.
Cloud Data Security Challenges We Address
Data Replication & Lack of Visibility
Snapshots and backups are taken daily, or even hourly, and automatically stored in the cloud. Do you know where they’ve been stored, or who can move and copy them? Can you trace unauthorized copying of data?
New Class of Privileged Users
Virtualization and cloud computing require cooperation between security, storage, server, application, and cloud security admins – all with access to your most sensitive data. With this number of people, the risks of failing an audit, or an admin going rogue, grow exponentially.
Data Loss from a Breach
In minutes, a disgruntled employee can load an entire virtual machine onto a thumb drive. Virtual data is easily lost or exposed as it moves between VMs or in the cloud. Can you prove that authorized users are accessing your data within their defined policies? Can you block access to compromised information?
Security in Public Cloud Environments
SafeNet identity and data protection solutions help organizations that want to utilize Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, IBM Softlayer, and VMware public cloud environments as well as applications developed on the Cloud Foundry platform.
Cloud and Virtual Data Center Migration
More and more organizations are optimizing their environments by moving workloads to virtual machines (VMs) and the cloud. But many people hold on to the idea that virtualization isn’t a viable option because of the highly sensitive data they need to store and manage. On the contrary, with the right security mechanisms, any organization can migrate high-value data to the cloud or virtual data center.
Cloud Migration Solutions: Prepare for cloud computing by securing your data center.
SafeNet ProtectDB: Database encryption for the sensitive corporate and customer information stored in databases in the cloud.
Secure Cloud-Based Applications
While the migration of applications to Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) and Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) enables dramatic savings for the company as well as improved access for users, this means that there is sensitive data in an environment that is not owned or under the control of the company. Without active protection of the applications, the potential risks associated with the loss of control and trust are significant.
How SafeNet Solutions Help:
- SafeNet ProtectApp: An application encryption solution deployed in combination with SafeNet KeySecure that supports a broad range of the most widely used Web application servers and enterprise applications – including those hosted on virtual machines and in the cloud.
- SaaS Security: Protect access to cloud-based applications via centrally-managed strong authentication.