In this era of digital disruption, businesses must be more agile to capture opportunities. Many viewed cloud computing technology as the way to do this, promising to address agility, scalability, and cost. But in moving to the cloud, many found that its security, compliance, and performance did not fully meet their needs. Additionally, previous common thought was public cloud is less expensive than private cloud. We now know that is not true in all cases. Savvy businesses realise hybrid IT, which includes both offpremises and on-premises services, enables better agility. After initial experience with public cloud offerings, businesses learned that many workloads are best hosted onpremises, primarily due to security, compliance, performance, control, and cost issues.
If your organization is one of the 95% of enterprises
that operate in the cloud, you are already grappling
with cloud security. And if your organization is one of
the 85% of companies that use multiple Infrastructureas-a-Service
(IaaS) and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS)
clouds, you have additional issues to consider.
Compared to the days when organizations managed
everything on-premises or only had a handful of cloud
deployments, this new multi-cloud world exacerbates
the expansion of the attack surface and makes threat
containment and accountability more difficult. Further,
pressure on security teams to protect everything in
the multi-cloud environment is leading to reactive and
expensive threat management.
If you are a security leader tasked with meeting the
challenges of a multi-cloud environment, eventually
you’ll find that siloed cloud security strategies fall short
of the mark. But don’t wait. Now is the time to consider
a holistic security approach that reclaims control from
Enterprises today face the major challenge of how to fully orchestrate the apps that define their business and automate the IT processes underpinning them when much of the infrastructure used to run them is outsourced to cloud providers.
Some cloud service providers offer their own orchestration tools, and each on-premises tool has automation capabilities. But while we own our apps, providers are interchangeable depending on what they can offer and for what price. We should be able to switch between cloud providers and between cloud, on-premises and hybrid infrastructure as and when the business requires, with minimal effort and without losing any control. Sometimes we might want to use more than one provider at the same time, leveraging the advantages of each provider simultaneously.
What is needed is an orchestration layer that remains constant while cloud services come and go; one that enterprises own along with their core apps.
Data—dynamic, in demand and distributed—is challenging to secure. But you need to protect sensitive data, whether it’s stored on premises, off-site, or in big-data, private- or hybrid-cloud environments. Protecting sensitive data can take many forms, but nearly any organization needs to keep its data accessible, protect data from loss or compromise, and comply with a raft of regulations and mandates. These can include the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) and the European Union (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Even in the cloud, where you may have less immediate control, you must still control your sensitive data—and compliance mandates still apply.
Integrated on-premises solutions offer tight control and flexibility, but can be quickly overwhelmed by a large volumetric attack. Managed cloudbased services deliver protection from those largeattacks, but can be expensive if used for all traffic, all the time. By using a combination of on-premises security devices and a cloud-based scrubbing service to handle volumetric attacks, organizations maintain control, while spinning up cloud-protection services as needed to handle the largest volumetric floods.
Published By: Forcepoint
Published Date: Dec 27, 2018
Digital transformation has driven unprecedented connectivity throughout government agencies. Users want to work in dynamic applications that reside on
premises, in the cloud or in a hybrid environment. They also expect to access data, including Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI), from anywhere - and
from any type of device.
Over the last several years, manufacturers have embraced cloud applications. However, some manufacturers remain reluctant to migrate ERP systems and other business-critical applications to the cloud.
Read on to discover four areas where manufacturers can benefit from a more complete understanding of how and why Epicor Cloud ERP offers unique advantages compared to on-premises deployment, including:
• Increased data security
• Greater financial visibility and control
• Better long-term reliability
• Easier access to cutting-edge tech innovation
Moving an ERP environment to the cloud enables IT leaders to free up the resources they need to partner with the business and to focus on more strategic technology initiatives. Download the white paper to learn more.
For your hybrid cloud, you need visibility and actionable intelligence across both on-premises infrastructure and multiple cloud services. Learn how the right analytics software will help you gain new insights into your IT Infrastructure and improve control of your data in the hybrid cloud.
"Visibility and control of endpoint devices are critical to securely manage your workloads in the Amazon Web Services (AWS) environment. Ideally, teams want to gain real-time visibility and control without having to deploy an additional agent onto the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instance. They want a tool that allows them to span physical, virtual and cloud environments of their existing on-premises endpoints and Amazon EC2 instances.
CrowdStrike® Falcon Discover™ platform allows you to identify unauthorized systems and applications in real time and quickly remediate issues, ensuring the integrity of your data.
Download this datasheet to learn the key benefits of cloud-native CrowdStrike Falcon Discover, including:
• Visibility and control over their endpoints whether they are running on-premises or as Amazon EC2 instances
• The ability to scale easily to match the dynamic nature of Amazon EC2 instances
In order to keep pace with the business and developer demands inherent with the digital era, enterprise IT has picked up speed and scale by embracing the cloud. As a result of this mix of private on-premises clouds, hosted private clouds, and public cloud services, the modern data center has become a more complex and murky environment to manage. In the VMware eBook “How to Gain Visibility Across Your Multi-Cloud Environment,” we explore the power of the enterprise-ready cloud management platform (CMP) as a single solution for automating the delivery of IT resources, and managing those resources throughout their lifecycle across private and public clouds. Learn how you’ll gain the agility for accelerating IT delivery, the efficiency to improve OpEx and CapEx, the flexibility to leverage private or public cloud resources, and the level of control necessary to meet governance and security requirements.
With the rise of companies such as Netflix and Uber, the marketplace is feeling the impact of “digital disruptors”—fast-moving, application-centric organizations that are taking advantage of digitalization to create thriving and market-changing business models.
In an effort to stay competitive, more enterprises are adopting multi-cloud strategies as a means “to optimize workload performance and cost” across their IT environment, both on and off premises.
The trend brief “Top Trends Driving the Need for Unified Cloud Management” discusses how a cloud management platform (CMP) enables IT organizations to accelerate IT services delivery and improve data center operations while maintaining control across multi-cloud environments. The brief highlights the VMware enterprise-ready cloud management platform based on VMware vRealize® Suite and powered by Intel® based server platforms.
Today’s workforce accesses corporate content from the office, home, and everywhere in between. They utilize non-Windows devices including iOS, Android and Mac, and demand that IT support the specialized apps they need to get the job done. Savvy organizations have embraced desktop and application virtualization to meet these demands. Download this asset to learn how Horizon Cloud with on-premises infrastructure represents a new approach to building, delivering and managing virtual workspaces. This radically simple and scalable service unifies the management of on-premises virtual workspace services (desktops and applications) through a centralized cloud control plane, enabling delivery of virtual desktops and apps for as little as $0.50/user.
"The enterprise cloud revolution is here. IT organizations everywhere, from small and mid-sized to Fortune 500 companies, are moving from on-premises software to on-demand, cloud-based services. As enterprise IT makes this transition to a new hybrid on-demand/on-premises configuration, controlling access to applications becomes increasingly important.
CIOs and their teams have a whole new set of identity management challenges; their role is also fundamentally changing. As the steward of these new services, IT must provide insight and advice about Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) products to ensure the company gets the highest business value of their investments.
Read this eBook to learn eight main identity and access management (IAM) challenges of adopting and deploying cloud applications. And, most importantly, best practices for addressing each of them."
Data—dynamic, in demand and distributed—is challenging to
secure. But you need to protect sensitive data, whether it’s stored
on-premises, off-site, or in big-data, private- or hybrid-cloud
environments. Protecting sensitive data can take many forms, but
nearly any organization needs to keep its data accessible, protect
data from loss or compromise, and comply with a raft of regulations
and mandates. These can include the Payment Card Industry Data
Security Standard (PCI DSS), the Health Insurance Portability and
Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) and the European Union (EU)
General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Even in the cloud, where
you may have less immediate control, you must still control your
sensitive data—and compliance mandates still apply.
This whitepaper examines the way in which enterprise mobility has both increased employee productivity and decreased the security of corporate networks. The paper discusses the challenges IT managers have with controlling the "Bring Your Own Device" (BYOD) trend to allow mobile users to have access to the corporate network. Explained in the paper is the limit to visibility and control of file transfers when employees use ad hoc methods, and that educating employees on proper data access is not enough to protect the corporate network. The paper concludes by describing how Globalscape's EFT™ and Tappin™ can provide mobile access, without compromising security and controls over file sharing.
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