Today’s reality is that almost every industry has moved some type of data or workload to the cloud or to an as-a-service model. Progressively, more workloads are moving between clouds as organisations mature their capabilities. Also, more enterprises are connecting from the data centre to a public cloud. This diversification helps enterprises mitigate the risks associated with vendor lock-in and may help address other business critical areas or functions, such as business continuity. The move to a multi-cloud enterprise requires consistent, automated protections across deployments that prevent data loss and business downtime.
To safeguard sensitive data wherever it resides and provide a full range of data protection capabilities in a multi-cloud enterprise, you will need to perform many tasks including data discovery and classification, vulnerability assessment, data and file activity monitoring, risk analytics, data masking, encryption, blocking, alerting and quarantining across your multi-cloud infrastructure.
In order to quickly detect anomalous behaviour and respond to and mitigate threats, having visibility across all multi-cloud instances is key. With complete insight, your security team will be able to setup prioritised alerts so when policies are breached action can be taken. Automating routine, repeatable tasks is a good way to ensure your security posture in a multi-cloud enterprise.
Identity and access management is the discipline that seeks to ensure the right people have access to the right resources at the right time for the right reason. By implementing an identity and access management framework, you will help reduce risk and ease the burden of multi-cloud management in your enterprise.
To maintain data integrity and security of the environment, required steps generally need to be performed in a specific order, using privileged permissions, and may need to occur multiple times on any day. Cloud orchestration tools have the potential to lower overall IT costs, free up engineering time, improve delivery times, and reduce friction between teams.
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