Evaluating Cloud Security — Evaluation & Assessment Criteria to Focus On

What is the Need for Evaluating Cloud Security?

There are specific steps that you would like to evaluate before opting for a cloud security provider:

1. Security: It is incredibly crucial to understand the security measures and tools taken by the provider to ensure the safety and protection of your data on the Cloud. As security is the biggest concern for companies; hence organizations must examine the security mechanisms and approaches followed by the provider to safeguard the sensitive data of the company.

2. Compliance: It is advisable to choose a security provider that meets the compliance standard such as HIPAA, PCI of your organization. As the client’s information, as well as the company data, is saved on the Cloud; hence it is important to adhere to the standards of these regulatory bodies.

3. Workflow: One of the essential steps to keep in mind before choosing a security provider is to monitor the architecture that will be used for your company. For example, if an organization relies highly on Microsoft, then the provider must incorporate Azure as Microsoft supports it. There are various ways to store cloud information depending upon the workflow designed by the provider.

4. Support: Companies should ensure constant support and assistance from the security provider at all times. The security provider must offer dedicated resources to help the company in any given situation at an affordable cost. This will not just help the company to secure its sensitive information but also create a sense of trust among both entities.

How Does CloudCodes Help in Evaluating Cloud Security?

CloudCodes brings a layer of security on top of cloud applications through Single Sign-On. It provides the organization with controls that allows them to extend their security control beyond their organizational boundaries. In simple terms, it enables IT to create a virtual firewall on the Cloud for the enterprise data residing on various cloud service providers’ environments.

CloudCodes provides the following features as part of their CASB solution: CloudCodes has around 350+ customers across the world catering to multiple industries. Some of the industries where our solution is used are:

  • Bank
  • Automobile
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Healthcare
  • Financial Institutions
  • Aviation
  • E-commerce
  • Retail

Key Takeaways:

CloudCodes doesn’t claim it is better than the matured leaders in SSO and IAM market. Still, it offers features similar to them in addition to a whole lot of other cloud security features that come out of the box and those that are required by enterprises for attaining all-around data security.

Originally published at https://www.cloudcodes.com on September 23, 2021.

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CloudCodes is a cloud security solution provider founded in 2011. We focus on providing cloud security solutions to enterprise customers through its SSO.