Introduction to Cloud Security Software

Most businesses are going to move to cloud computing. Cloud computing comes with lots of benefits like rapid deployment, flexibility, and scalability which make it far more batter than a proprietary hard drive or local storage device. Some study says that, by 2025, there will be over 100 zettabytes (one zettabyte is equal to a trillion gigabytes) of data stored in the cloud. 

So keeping the above things in mind, we need proper security and safety of our data in the cloud. That is exactly why cloud security software comes into existence. So let’s know about cloud security software in a deep and proper manner.

What is Cloud Security Software?

Cloud security software is designed to deal with external and internal threats in cloud-based infrastructure, applications, and data. Cloud security software ensures safety from dangerous threats like DDoS attacks, malware, hackers, and unauthorized user access.

Why is Cloud Security Software Important?

Cloud security software is always responsible to keep your complete information safe in the cloud. Basically, we can divide these responsibilities into 3 categories:  

  • Responsibilities are always the provider’s
  • Responsibilities that are always the customer’s, and
  • Responsibilities that vary depending on the service model: Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), or Software as a Service (SaaS), such as cloud email.

So this shared responsibility model of cloud security software providers makes your data more secure and builds an important trust factor.

Benefits of Cloud Security Software: 

  1. Lower Upfront costs:  Well, if you use cloud service so you would be familiar with the server which is a computer where a cloud service provider stores your information, but you don’t have to pay for this server. 
  2. Enhance Data Protection: Using the following techniques, cloud security software enhances your data protection-
    1. Secure files shares and communication 
    2. Encryption at all transport layers
    3. Continuous compliance risk management
    4. Maintaining good data storage resource hygiene such as detecting misconfigured buckets and terminating orphan resources.
  3. Increased Reliability and Availability:  One great thing about using cloud security software is that you don’t need to go with many security and authentication processes. If you are the authorized user. Easily you can access your cloud data in the cloud. 
  4. Reduced ongoing operational and administrative expenses: Cloud security software also reduces ongoing operational and administrative expenses.  

Is Cloud Security Software enough:   

At this time, we can say that cloud security software is enough to make our data secure and safe. Even, there are lots of features provided by cloud providers to make your data more secure like setting Up Backup And Recovery Options, Encrypt Your Data, Set User Permissions,   Set Up Proper Passwords, Securing End User Devices, and  Avoid Uploading Confidential Data.