Feb 022016
 

Cloud is the best way to go in terms of removing the failure rate of storage for a business. It eliminates the costs and allows more investment into the products provided by the company. Service based companies opting for faster data return rates and cheaper storage options will find cloud the way for the future. But is all this open-source public domain safe for businesses? Let’s find out.

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Security Options For Businesses

All companies are different and the needs of the companies vary depending on the services or products provided.

Currently, there are several options to help your data become more secure on the cloud.

  1. Encryption Software for individual files and software.

  2. Encryption software for all data and software including applications.

  3. Cloud provider’s security options.

Encrypting Individual Files And Software

Companies that are only storing small amounts of data and software on a cloud can choose software to encrypt the individual file and/or software. By controlling the encryption from the source, the business will know that what they have sent out is secure and protected. It may not be necessary for small businesses to need to encrypt all their data. So, by using software that allows picking what data is encrypted is ideal. Now, it is easy to assume that protocols must be set up for the company and a system in place for encryption.

Encrypting All Data

Companies that deal with a lot of client information, financial information, and top secret files may want to consider software like Bracket Computing Software that will encrypt all the files sent from the source to the cloud provider. This is an important step to take if you want to make your business safe. Many companies want to avoid costly errors and mistakes of hacked files. Lawsuits and loss of clientele are a consideration for a company. Security should be the first step when considering going to cloud storage.

Encryption Through Cloud Provider

A few things a business must consider when using security through a cloud provider are:

  • Do they encrypt files while data is being stored on the cloud?

  • Do they encrypt files when data is being moved?

  • Do they provide file sharing?

Files encrypted while being stored on the cloud can reduce chances of hacking. Each file, application, and software is individually encrypted and the encryption code is different for each file. This is very secure and as long as the files are sitting they are secure.

Encrypting files while being stored is easy; it is when they are moved that they become potential targets of hackers. This is vital for companies to know what types of services are provided and if the company must provide the overall encryption services. Choosing the best cloud provider that gives a company the highest level of security is paramount.

Finally, file sharing is great for individual users and companies who work from home in groups, but for larger corporations file sharing can be very risky. Checking with the terms and agreements for the cloud provider can clear up all the confusion and leave you with the choice of which provider is best for you. Cloud storage can be absolutely secure for businesses as long as they do their homework!

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  3 Responses to “Cloud Storage Security: Is This Safe For Businesses?”

  1. Really interesting article. I especially liked the part about the various ways you could encrypt your data. As a small business owner ready to dive into cloud technology, I will have much use of this information.
    Cheers
    John M

  2. What cloud providers do you recommend?
    Cheers
    Ian Williams

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