One of the aspects that employers are most reticent about when we talk to them about “cloud computing” is security. They tend to have the erroneous perception that the most reliable place to manage information is in their own company and only those who are fully aware of the damage that a simple loss of data can cause invest significant sums of money in infrastructures that are expensive to maintain. , and they are never entirely infallible.
It is evident that most SMEs cannot afford a proprietary infrastructure with the security levels of large companies, but there is the possibility of accessing those same “large corporation” infrastructures in a pay-per-use format. Therefore, that “security” is an inconvenience for economic reasons is, in most cases, a matter of ignorance. Nowadays, Cloud computing services such as beCloud allow SMEs to access highly professional infrastructures at a very affordable cost thanks to a payment for use and the cost savings that economies of scale allow.
Let’s see in 5 points the security benefits provided by infrastructure such as Cloud:
Extremely metered data access control.
This point encompasses several extremely important aspects that revolve around the same thing: Access to data. beCloud allows you to have absolute control of who, how, when, from where, and how each of the users can access the company’s resources. Accessible from any device? YES, but if I want to. Accessible from anywhere? CLEAR, but defined and known if I want. Accessible at all hours? OF COURSE, each one at the times that I define. This control on servers physically located in the company is obviously possible if you have a well-defined user and password policy, group policies, accessibility levels, etc. It is generally distorted when the company is smaller (in computers) or if specific accesses from abroad are required. But in beCloud, To a strict control of access to the systems is added the fact of having the physical infrastructure within a highly secure environment: building with access control in charge of security companies, perimeter protections, “logical” protections of access to security systems. large corporation… The same infrastructure and the same type of location where banks and large corporations have their data. Chance?
Anti data intrusion security.
This is another important aspect. We see many companies that spend money on physical resources (powerful servers, with backup systems on the essentials, well dimensioned so that “little fails”…) but take little or no care of security against external intrusion. “They will hardly try to sneak through my ADSL…” is a myth within the answers-excuse, when in reality it is:
“I don’t know to what extent someone could access my server from outside”.
It is a reality that it is easier to access a server from the outside than from a company terminal.
Having high-end firewall equipment and server configurations with high levels of security is expensive and difficult to maintain. With beCloud, each client is under various layers of perimeter security based on corporate-class equipment. Additionally, each service is properly segmented and separated from the set of client services, a method that is generally not implemented in “local” structures due to the enormous cost overruns that this entails (a server for each service: user validation, file directory, application server, data server, database server, etc…). In beCloud this is not an option, it is an integral part of the given solution.
High technology, high availability, and other expensive features.
Equipping a local network located in the client’s facilities with the technology that a data center can have is possible, and in fact, it is common in large companies. Equipping an SME with the technology that a beCloud solution entails is economically unfeasible. State-of-the-art servers, interconnected via fiber optics, with duplicated systems balanced in real-time to have 0 ( zero ) downtime, with system self-recovery systems in milliseconds, and supervised with predictive failure systems would be excessively expensive for a company with two or three dozen computers, and highly expensive to maintain. System crashes and information loss in a beCloud system are below 0.001% probability.
Backups, essentially secure.
Another aspect with a high level of ignorance in companies is the level of guarantee provided by the backup copies they make. If they do. Knowing exactly which copies are made can be easy. Knowing “what” exactly is copied is already more complicated. Knowing how long the company will be stopped due to a loss of information (breakdown) until it has recovered normality from the copies made, is sometimes a great unknown. beCloud takes images of each server every 24 hours. It makes a copy of all the files every day, with a backup history of 30 days or more. It allows hot recoveries of each data. The copies are redundant. The system is replicated. A supervised report is made of each copy made. Whether someone takes care of it or not. It does. …
My data is unrelated to “interested” intrusions.
The information is, by all accounts, in a safe place. Therefore: What remains in the company? The level of data security in the company and the reduction of failures in the equipment of the local network increase exponentially. Each of the company’s computers is used to work towards the business environment (ERP, desktops, etc.) that the company has in beCloud. For this reason, if one fails, another connects (which only needs to have an internet connection) and two minutes later we are working normally. Consequently, in the computers located in the offices, THERE IS NO INFORMATION or only that which each user wants to have on a personal level. If someone steals the computers, there is a fire, or someone (with different intentions) wants to access the files or billing programs,
If money is safer in a bank than at home, won’t information be safer in a Datacenter than in your office?