As companies added dozens of more cloud applications during the pandemic to meet work-from-home requirements, the threat surface expanded as IT teams lost control of the corporate network. No longer can the network security team depend on firewalls, intrusion protection systems, and VPNs to control network access.
Today, the increased rush to the cloud has many companies scrambling to manage the growing operational complexities of their hybrid and multi-cloud environments, as well as the resulting expanded attack surfaces.
Ransomware now stands as one of the biggest risks organizations face and according to Tech Target’s Enterprise Strategy Group, exploits of cloud-based data accounts for 39% of successful ransomware attacks. Containerized applications, which have been a boon to both cloud migration and management, can also lead to vulnerabilities, and that’s why IDC reports security has become a top concern for more than 50% of organizations.
These two pieces of data reveal a clear reality: the existing state of security strategies for cloud and containerization have been lacking for some time.
Saddled with increasingly understaffed IT teams, companies look to avoid risks, mitigate the complexity, and protect their digital infrastructures. Just as the cloud outages of the last couple of years have taught the industry that companies can’t consider reliability and resiliency an afterthought, neither can security.
Expand Your Cloud Security Services Practice
Now an important component of HARC, this new set of security services offer improved DevSecOps for customers navigating the cloud. These new services aim to strengthen data protection and secure cloud application workloads across all the major cloud platforms, including Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and the Google Cloud Platform.
HARC Cloud Security Services reduce complexity by giving IT leaders multi-level security to protect data across five different critical layers of business: cloud, cluster, container, customer data, and code. Data-centric security and continuous compliance offers a high level of protection for achieving end-to-end security – regardless of platform, quantity of data, or size of application.
“Many organizations approach modernization in a siloed way, but as more data is spread across multiple environments, a failure to securely link processes across environments presents real risks,” said Premkumar Balasubramanian, senior vice president and CTO, digital solutions at Hitachi Vantara. “Hitachi Vantara’s strategy centers around a data-driven approach which looks at infrastructure, applications, and data together to create a single, unified view. With the addition of Cloud Security Services as part of HARC, we’re adding the tools, processes, and approach our customers need with a zero-trust architecture and automation to protect cloud-based data and applications in today’s fast-moving and increasingly complex business environment."
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