Written By Logan Gilbert And Posted By Charles Leaver Ziften CEO
Fears Over Compliance And Security Prevent Organizations From Cloud Migration
Moving segments of your IT operations to the cloud can look like a big task, and a dangerous one at that. Security holes, compliance record keeping, the danger of presenting errors into your architecture … cloud migration provides a lot of scary problems to deal with.
If you have actually been wary about migrating, you’re not alone – however aid is on the way.
When Evolve IP surveyed 1,000+ IT pros earlier this year for their Adoption of Cloud Services North America report, 55 percent of those polled said that security is their biggest concern about cloud adoption. For companies that don’t already have some cloud existence, the number was even higher – 70%. The next largest barrier to cloud adoption was compliance, pointed out by 40 percent of participants. (That’s up eleven percent this year.).
However here’s the bigger problem: If these concerns are keeping your company out of the cloud, you cannot make the most of the effectiveness and cost advantages of cloud services, which becomes a strategic impediment for your entire company. You require a method to migrate that likewise answers issues about security, compliance, and operations.
Improved Security in Any Environment With Endpoint Visibility.
This is where endpoint visibility wins the day. Having the ability to see what’s going on with every endpoint offers you the visibility you have to improve security, compliance, and functional efficiency when you migrate your data center to the cloud.
And I imply any endpoint: desktop computer, laptop, mobile device, server, VM, or container.
As a very long time IT pro, I understand the temptation to think you have more control over your servers when they’re locked in a closet and you’re the one who holds the keys. Even when you know that parts of your environment depend on kludges, they’re your kludges, and they’re steady. Plus, when you’re running your own data center – unlike when you’re in the cloud – you can utilize network taps and an entire host of tracking tools to take a look at traffic on the wire, determine a great deal about who’s speaking to whom, and fix your issues.
But that level of information pales in comparison to endpoint visibility, in the data center or in the cloud. The granularity and control of Ziften’s solution offers you much more control than you could ever get with a network tap. You can spot malware and other issues anywhere (even off your network), separate them right away, then track them back to whichever user, application, device, or process was the weak spot in the chain. Ziften offers the ability to perform look back forensics and to quickly repair issues in much less time.
Eliminating Your Cloud Migration Headaches.
Endpoint visibility makes a big difference anytime you’re ready to migrate a segment of your environment to the cloud. By evaluating endpoint activity, you can develop a standard inventory of your systems, clear out unmanaged assets such as orphaned VMs, and hunt down vulnerabilities. That gets everything protected and steady within your own data center prior to your relocate to a cloud provider like AWS or Azure.
After you have actually moved to the cloud, ongoing visibility into each application, device and user implies that you can administer all segments of your infrastructure more effectively. You avoid squandering resources by preventing VM proliferation, plus you have an in-depth body of data to please the audit requirements for NIST 800-53, HIPAA, and other compliance regulations.
When you’re ready to relocate to the cloud, you’re not destined to weak security, insufficient compliance, or operational SNAFUs. Ziften’s technique to endpoint security offers you the visibility you require for cloud migration without the nightmares.