The cloud has brought a considerable amount of evolutionary change to businesses big and small. But it’s quite noticeable that some of the features that have been around in the cloud for a few years have yet to become mainstream. Some of that is likely due to a lack of knowledge about what the cloud offers and the fear of security. The good news is that cloud security is becoming more secure all the time, and education about the cloud is getting more diffuse.
One of the neglected parts of the cloud is the security as a service concept that can save a company as much money as switching to other cloud services. Security as a service has been around for a while, yet it’s only now starting to grow, says Computer World.
Take a look at what kind of security it offers to prevent your company from having to buy in-house hardware.
More Secure Emails
Because you’ll have your emails managed through a cloud service, those maintaining the cloud can help prevent spam from entering your company email folders. That way, only the most relevant emails will be sent and can make the task of even using the words “spam filter” obsolete.
On the encryption side of things, the inconvenience of an in-house IT team setting up an encryption process has always been a problem. Through the cloud, it’s already done on the cloud server’s end. While concerns are still out there about just how safe cloud encryption is, new technology is being developed that will soon ensure it being near impossible to hack.
Many cloud services provide a filter that sorts through all the data your business receives in a day. As part of their email filters, they can sort out things sent to you that look suspicious. They can scope out emails with viruses or spyware that some hardware today sometimes fail to catch. With so many viruses being generated daily, having security through the cloud saves you having to hire an IT team to constantly keep up with keeping your databases clean.
Immediate Use of Security Functions
Because access to everything stored on a cloud is instantaneous, security features can be immediately accessed anywhere in the world. Employees can simply call up the security functions they need and not have to worry about calling in an IT expert to scan something or check for a potential virus. This helps the uptime of a business that’s so critical today when considerable downtime means increasing financial difficulty.
Easy to Access Logs and Testing
One of the security features that’s easy to access is the security logs that every business should peruse. Seeing how many threats you might have had can help better structure your business to avoid such things. Also, it’s a good idea to check the logs just in case there’s some rare discrepancies with any security breaches.
A reputable cloud service will also test their system regularly to make sure everything is working. Through Security as a Service, they’ll also test your own server to see if you have any particular vulnerabilities they can help fix for you.
It’s all part of the cloud becoming the digital guardian of the business world today. Along with the cloud offering VoIP and the storage of massive data, the security side complements services to a point of a supreme evolution (and revolution) in how businesses are run.