Five points to consider when hiring a hybrid cloud security solution

Five points to consider when hiring a hybrid cloud security solution

In a scenario where data protection is essential, investing in integrated management companies can ensure security in IT structures.

The use of the cloud for data management and storage has grown exponentially among companies of different sizes globally. In addition to simplifying access and handling of information and eliminating the need for a physical data center, this infrastructure provides other benefits that contribute to better IT management, such as cost reduction and security. As a reflection of the high adoption, the cloud storage market continues to grow – with the prospect of more than US$128 billion by 2025 according to estimates by Mordor Intelligence.

Among the alternatives available to companies and consumers, the hybrid cloud stands out, becoming one of the most adopted models by companies worldwide in recent years.

Audreyn Justus, CMO, Solo Network, said: “The hybrid cloud market continues to expand because this kind of storage allows us to share data securely between public and private environments. However, even though security is one of the differentials of this model, it is necessary to be aware of best practices to avoid information leakage or data theft.”

Include DevSecOps structure

Having a collaborative DevSecOps structure ensures that security is present in code and software development. With its use, it is possible to integrate security tools into the development process, minimizing risks and excess flow under containers and decreasing supply chain vulnerability without affecting speed and control. Investing in companies that have DevSecOps is an effective alternative to optimize corporate security.

Count on integrated management

To ensure the security of virtual infrastructures, it is worth investing in companies specialized in providing these solutions. In the information security market, relying on tools with integrated module management can be an even better option. Unified consoles can reduce the risk of vulnerability exploitation by cybercriminals and provide greater control against threats.

“In this regard, companies that protect without any negative impact on systems or users stand out,” said Justus.

Use dedicated tools for critical environmental protection

Additionally, lightweight tools can further enhance the work of preventing failures. Some current alternatives allow for effective scanning, such as Agentless and Light Agent.

The Agentless model relies on enhanced security features and protocols, such as VMware vShield Endpoint, and therefore can ensure a faster reaction to threats and significantly reduce the amount of ‘false positives’ after scanning, securing performance in critical environments.

On the other hand, with the Light Agent, provisioning new Virtual Machines (VMs) involves only cloning a model so that when completed, the new machine is automatically protected by the centralized security system, simplifying the management of virtual desktop infrastructures.

Invest in solutions with native integration in the best cloud providers

Native API integration simplifies implementation, optimizes daily administrative routines and ensures consistent visibility and control. In this case, a single console panel for management can further facilitate, providing a more efficient sense of orchestration of private or public cloud workload security.

Maintain diagnosis and vulnerability corrections

Finally, patch management, responsible for detecting, testing, approving and installing updates, provides a centralized view of applicable patches for endpoints on a network. Thus, vulnerable systems have their diagnostics performed with greater agility so correct measures against network attacks are faster.

Therefore, combining an endpoint solution can, for example, update patches for each endpoint device individually and correct any flaws before an attack occurs. With this coverage of gaps, endpoint security can more effectively keep up with the evolution of virtual threats and, consequently, solidify infrastructure security.

About Solo Network

Since 2002 in the Brazilian market and with more than 6,000 active clients, Solo Network is a technology company with a strong focus on IT services and solutions, recognized for its technical ability and capacity to deliver high-quality, integrated solutions that meet current and future customer needs, ensuring an excellent return on technology investments. Solo Network has the highest levels of certifications and is recognized nationally and internationally by the manufacturers it represents.

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