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Building the right security strategy that accelerates new IT trends, addresses skills shortages, and staying ahead of rapidly changing techniques is critical to creating a more proactive and mature security environment. NetPillar Security can help you design an integrated framework with security management solutions, systems integration, and managed services to protect the enterprise. Security transformation is more than just technology – it’s also about changing how teams work. With the wide range of different technologies being adopted under the banner of digital transformation, the different teams associated with key projects – applications, networking, and security – all need to work together to achieve a common goal: a successful and secure Digital Transformation.
Wave Goodbye to the Perimeter
Organizations move to the cloud because of the advantages in mobility, cost, flexibility, scalability, and so on – but it has profound security implications. Traditional security is based on an inside and an outside, and that you can safeguard the inside with a secure perimeter – characterized by the firewall. The cloud does not have an inside and an outside, and so ‘perimeter-thinking’ is not appropriate.
Awareness of the limitations of the perimeter has grown slowly, but the development of cloud services – and the uptake of those services, often outside corporate control (“Shadow IT”) – is happening at terrific speed. Microsoft (like other vendors) has released a range of security technologies and capabilities recently, and continues to do so – baking these features into their products (“the biggest security company you have never heard of”).
The Cloud Challenge
There is usually a need for some on-premises remediation, but the biggest change is all about the cloud. A reliable underlying identity management infrastructure is more important than ever, and solid governance processes must also be in place to assess risk and compliance. However, corporate data in the cloud or cloud-hybrid world can only be protected by the intelligent application of several complementary capabilities, including the above, but also such features as:
Identity protection (e.g. assessing risky users and logins, and remediating by forcing further authentication, password reset, or blocking entirely)
Conditional access (e.g. step-up authentication for sensitive apps)
Cloud application security (who is using what, and what to do about it)
Information protection (or data loss prevention – encrypting documents to protect them in motion as well as at rest)
And many more.
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