Everything you need to know about cloud security

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Despite all evidence pointing to the business efficiencies, cost savings, and competitive advantages that cloud computing brings, many companies are still reluctant to move their data and applications to the cloud due to security concerns.

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They are worried about unauthorised data access, exposure and leaks, weak access controls, susceptibility to attacks, and possible disruptions.

Where businesses are going wrong when it comes to cloud security, is that they are not taking a holistic approach to their security, says Phil Keeling, regional sales director at Zarepath & Cato Networks.

Keeling will be presenting on ‘Everything you need to know about cloud security’, at the ITWeb Cloud, Data Centre & DevOps Summit, to be held on 24 February as a virtual event.

He says by not taking a holistic view, companies end up with incomplete solutions based on several different point solutions which make their environment complex and difficult to manage.

However, he says using a cloud-based security stack takes away the dependence on point products and enables enterprises to deliver security services to their users regardless of where they are and which device they are on, without compromising on performance.

Keeling stresses that customers are still responsible for their data in the cloud and by using secure access service edge (SASE) they can apply the same security policies across the enterprise. SASE, a term coined by Gartner, refers to simplified wide-area networking and security, by delivering both as a cloud service directly to the source of connection as opposed to the enterprise data centre.

Delegates attending Keeling's talk will learn more about SASE, and why SD-WAN is a must when it comes to making sure that cloud security is delivered with the needed performance and functionality.

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