The commonality of buzz words such as ‘Digital transformation’ and ‘IoT’ is that the processes are hosted or migrated in or to cloud environments. A distinction is made here between Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS), and Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS, public & private cloud).
In the first case, software is offered online as a service by a third-party provider, such as Salesforce, Dropbox, G Suite, Box, O365, etc.
At IaaS, a provider offers the basic compute, storage, and networking infrastructure together with the hypervisor. From here, users can create virtual machines, install operating systems, support applications and data, and are responsible for their management and configuration.
PaaS is between the two. PaaS continues to work on the IaaS model and also manages the OS part, middleware (such as databases), and runtime. This model is typically used for software development companies.
These different types of cloud services entail different responsibilities for both the user and the provider, which means your clients will need additional protection.
Private cloud security
Private Cloud Security enhances native micro-segmentation capabilities to provide proactive protections for east-west traffic inside virtual data centers. When integrating with private Cloud Management platforms, this solution can facilitate automated security insertion, context sharing of security groups, tags, and threat information. Additionally, infected VMs automatically get quarantined and remediated.
Public cloud security
Where cloud providers are responsible for the security of the cloud, the customer is responsible for the security in the cloud. Therefore, public cloud security protects your data and assets in these cloud environments against exploits and malware by adding next-generation firewall technologies, application and data security, advanced threat prevention, and forensic analysis.
SaaS Security protects your business against account takeover by offering protection against zero-day threats, phishing attacks, data leakage, shadow IT, etc.Secure Microsoft 365
Different types of users should have access to different types of data and applications. Cloud Access manages the identity of cloud administrators, developers, and end-users. It gives them access to the data they need for their work. Each group has its own access level. Cloud Access offers different ways of authentication, depending on the needs of the organisation.
Moving workloads to the Cloud can cause many difficulties in terms of compliance processes. A Cloud Compliance solution identifies which processes apply and monitors whether they are met or not, regardless of the type of cloud used (multi-cloud). Combined with Artificial Intelligence, this solution can also detect suspicious patterns of user behaviour and generate alerts for rapid intervention.