Is Cloud Native Security Worth the Investment?

We know that cloud security is all the rage nowadays. With the potential to conveniently store everything online, make your documents accessible anywhere, and ultimately replace common portable storage options like flash drives, we understand the allure.

However, in the transition of moving documents and other workloads to cloud storage, the precautionary measures necessary to secure these valuables will need an adjustment. A recent article by Network World discusses the abandoning of traditional security controls for the cloud.

First, the article uncovers that 57% of enterprise organizations are using some form of public or private cloud infrastructure for storing applications and workloads. And this number is projected to expand greatly within the next two years.

Great.

But when it comes to security, a survey showed that traditional methods were either used “extensively” or “somewhat” by enterprises. Sensibly, using traditional security methods would be ideal, considering cloud investments can be fairly pricey. However, these methods aren’t guaranteed to work with the cloud.

Research uncovered that 32% of cloud users had to abandon many traditional security methods, and another 42% had to rid of some. These security measures have been known to work ineffectively with the cloud at the following percentages:

  • 46% – Encryption and DLP
  • 46% – File Integrity Monitoring and HIDS/HIPS
  • 44% – Firewalls and Gateways
  • 42% – Web Application Firewalls (WAFs)

Ineffectiveness coming from firewalls, WAFs, and gateways are especially troublesome, considering these are the most common methods for security.

As businesses continue to discover these security shortcomings, the need for cloud-native security technology will have to be their next move, which is yet another pricey investment.

We suggest, on the other hand, that you keep to your traditional security methods. How? By utilizing your current in-house IT’s storage capabilities.

OSG works with small and medium-sized businesses to ensure that their in-house IT is reliable and secure. Storing your workloads locally decreases your chances of lost data and security breaches, especially with the right protection. Learn how we can make your in-house IT the best storage option by getting in touch with us today.

Though cloud storage seems to be a popular move for businesses, that doesn’t mean it’s always the best option for your company.

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