Cloud technology has gained extreme popularity over the past few years with many organizations deciding to switch to a cloud solution for their business. According to a study done from 451 research, they estimated that in 2020, 90% of organizations used some form of the cloud. (451research.com) With the cloud growing so rapidly, one of the biggest topics of discussion is the security features it offers. Having a secure cloud environment is a vital part of any organization and it is important to ensure your business data is protected. Below we will discuss different ways the cloud protects business data to put all your security concerns at ease.  

Never Risk Losing Data 

One security feature that the cloud offers built-in backup for all data, workloads, and applications. This cloud technology also includes disaster recovery for mission critical applications. This solution is a simple one-click backup, and it is scalable based on your organization’s backup storage needs. It includes a centralized management interface called the Backup Center which simply allows you to define backup policies for your data and protect a wide range of enterprise workloads. This allows you to quickly recover from application failures and restore data when it is compromised or lost in events such as a ransomware attack. With a feature like this automatically put in place, you never have to worry about business data loss or extreme downtime, and instead focus on running your business.  

Manage Your Business Processes

The cloud enables you to control many things about your business across applications, workflows, and data management. You can able Single-sign-on (SSO) for all employees and all applications. This adds a level of protection to avoid security breaches and password issues. Account management is another feature you can enable to create role-based access to certain applications to limit who is able to access them. In order to make sure you have a secure cloud environment; you can also enable multi-factor authentication for any applications that use SSO.  

Get Business Updates in Real Time 

Being able to check the status of your business data is something that can create added security to your organization. Seeing trends, patterns and traffic of all applications can show you if there is something wrong or different within your system. The cloud provides 24/7, real-time reporting for analytics and the status of all data. It also can monitor for irregular occurrences and send alerts if anything happens. This enables your business to track and monitor any irregularities to prevent malware and ransomware attacks on your business. This security feature can always provide peace of mind because you will know your data is consistently being monitored, even if you are not online. 

Security concerns are understandable when your organization takes the leap into a new cloud solution, however you should not have to worry. The cloud is equipped with multiple security features to ensure your business data is protected. Cloud technology is the new way to manage business and it is constantly evolving with new security measures being introduced frequently.  

CompuData is a certified cloud provider that can help you decide on which cloud technology is right for you. Please email us for a free cloud consultation and see how we can help you implement a secure cloud environment for your business. 

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Author: Madison Liloia

Madison is a marketing professional who recently graduated from the Fox School of Business at Temple University. She joined Compudata in 2020 as the Marketing Coordinator, working directly with all departments of the company. She considers herself a lifelong learner and is passionate about helping others. Her background includes experience in technology and software solutions, mainly in the product marketing and communications field. She is a South Jersey native but now lives in Philadelphia and enjoys exploring the city, her favorite restaurant being Barcelona Wine Bar in East Passyunk.