So, your website or cloud server farm, or that of your client’s was hacked?
No? Well, you’re temporarily on the upside of worldwide stats heading in a downward direction. Not sure for how long though. And when it does happen, there is no real recourse or accountability to be honest.
On top of that, there is a litany of options out there for cloud tech now and yet you still have to buy security as an “add-on”. The equivalent of having to purchase the central locking system of your car, separately.
Here are 3 reasons why watertight cloud server security is critical.
1. There’s nowhere left to point the finger:
Cloud, internet, and hosting service providers can no longer afford to wash their hands of accountability over data leaks, server compromise, and outright service failure.
New legislation like POPI and other data privacy laws means that everyone is under the gun to ensure protection of digital assets in every format – or risk forking out for heavy fines.
Existing service provider platforms and business models are often out of date, with cyber security being improperly managed, and added as a “bolt-on”.
This leaves valuable digital IP and information assets exposed to the malicious actions of cyber-crim’s.
2. Simplicity is the holy grail:
Couple the craving for robust cyber security with the increasing uptake of cloud tech, and you have the need for secure, scalable, and innovative PaaS, IaaS, SaaS, CaaS (public, private, hybrid cloud), and web hosting solutions.
That’s just a few of the multitude of acronyms in this game.
With the increasing degree of complexity at platform level, the last thing you want any confusion over is the security.
Effective security (be it virtual or physical) needs to be layered, and built-in from the design stage, not added-on post-purchase. Period.
3. Security is central not peripheral:
Web, file, database, development, or production – Cloud server tech has been on the rise for a while now. But the basic architecture of many of the solutions out there, has failed to keep up with the market requirements for integrated security layers.
The driving force behind the adoption of “cloud computing” includes notions of versatility and scalability.
Remember when you were a kid with a Lego set?
All you needed was a little time and a soft carpet, and the options were only limited to your imagination. The same holds true for cloud technology – all you need is a safe and secure environment and all the benefits of cloud can be realized.
This is where products like 10dot’s Lockbox come in:
Essentially, Lockbox is a secure “cloud server” product.
“Cyber security is engrained at the products’ core – watertight security layers from design and deployment, all the way through to back-ups and recovery”, according to Donovan Strapp, technical director at 10dot.
This would mean you would now have a secure server “Lego block”, ready to deploy in any fashion you see fit, without the concern of compromise.
Because next-gen security tech is layered by design. It’s a central locking system as opposed to a post-purchase security “net” providing deterrent but unsustainable protection.
According to Jared van Ast, 10dot founder and MD, “The product was born out of chatting with clients and sharing stories about being hacked.
“We are all tired of poorly deployed and managed, unsecured, shared hosting solutions. So we developed Lockbox as a result, which is a fully secure virtual server”.