There is no denying the power and market dominance of Amazon Web Services (AWS). In fact, a recent Gartner Group report estimated that AWS has more than five times the combined capacity of its next 14 rivals, and generated roughly $3 billion in annual revenues. Large enterprises are increasingly moving some of the data they used to house on their own computers to the AWS cloud, and the number of small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs) that have entrusted much if not all of their mission critical data to AWS has exploded.
While the benefits of moving to AWS are substantial, the realities are that such a move is not without concerns, particularly regarding security. IT professionals remain wary that data residing on AWS and ultimately on the move can create exposure of vital information to unauthorized users making it susceptible to being compromised in a variety of potentially extremely harmful and costly ways.
Given these concerns which in many ways are impeding even faster adoption of AWS, SafeNet, Inc., a leading provider of data protection solutions, has released a new e-book, 6 Ways to Enhance Security in AWS. It outlines how companies can demonstrate compliance and illustrate control of sensitive data, in order to help businesses in pay-as-you-go cloud services like AWS.
Six SafeNet solutions to enhance AWS security
SafeNet, calls its recommendations “common sense.” As an AWS Advanced Technology Partner, SafeNet has developed practical capabilities to help AWS customers mitigate risks and increase peace of mind. SafeNet describes them as follows:
“SafeNet has been protecting the valuable data assets of Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, and other organizations for more than 30 years,” said Prakash Panjwani, senior vice president and general manager, Data Protection Solutions, SafeNet. “As companies migrate to cloud services, SafeNet is in lockstep with them, providing strong encryption solutions that meet their needs for rigorous security, regardless of their environment.”
IT professionals regardless of the size or location of their company, as a result of the data breeches we are aware of from the headlines, along with unfortunately the marked increase of incidents that don’t make the news, have become painfully aware that strong encryption is becoming table stakes for mitigating risks. Whether it is data at rest or on the fly, making it difficult to access, and extremely difficult to decipher is paramount. Strong encryption (pardon the pun) is key. It happens to be true in all instances, but is of particular importance when that data is stored and accessed not just in the cloud but on public shared cloud services like AWS.
This is an instance, if you are an AWS customer, where going by the book is something to strongly consider.
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