Cloud services and service providers have come under increasing scrutiny by cyber-criminals in recent years; exposing those businesses that have embraced as-a-Service propositions to an increased risk of data theft and business disruption.
Cloud computing offers many benefits to the organisations embracing it, such as cost effectiveness, resource efficiency and scalability.
The risks of unauthorised “sniffing”, data theft, business disruption or damaging attacks are on the increase. Data encryption is the optimal answer, but only if it does not degrade the data network performance or adversely affect the delivery of services.
Whilst protecting the networks that enable the Cloud services is important, it is not a matter of “if” there will be a successful breach, but “when”. Only by encrypting the data is it effectively protected against a successful breach.
Preventative measures are a game of catch up, whereas encrypting the data that is transmitted provides the last line of defence against a successful breach.
Many organisations have resisted encrypting transmitted high-speed data for fear of the heavy cost of network performance.
But Senetas’s proven “encryption without compromise” maintains maximum network performance – and that’s certified!
Protecting Information In The Cloud
In reality, no high-speed data network is inherently safe. Implementing even the best Cloud services might just be exposing your stakeholders to the consequences of data breaches.
Professional data security advisers recommend that whenever seeking a Cloud solution, organisations ask if the Cloud services include encryption everywhere.
When Cloud services include Senetas certified encryption products, our customers are assured that they are not exposing their stakeholders to new threats to their data in motion.
Only effectively implemented encryption provides the assurance that data remains protected against network breaches! Encryption provides the last line of defence!
Protecting Cloud Services And Networks
Cloud services, public and private, and Cloud computing have experienced exponential growth in IT investment by commercial and government organisations alike.
Whatever the application – the efficiencies, conveniences and economies of scale offered by Cloud services have driven that growth. Similarly, the increased demand for high-speed data networks has been exponential as organisations exploit the advantages of Cloud computing.
However, this growth has been followed by increased risks of data breaches. The often hidden risks to data are while it’s being transmitted between locations – this is due to an incorrect perception that fibre-optic data networks are secure.
But, data networks are not inherently safe. In its Global Security Report, Trustwave reported that as much as 62.5% of data theft occurs while the data is in transit!
Whether you offer and implement public or private Cloud services, or use public or private Cloud services, the threat of a data breach is very real. The need to protect the data being transmitted has also drawn increased attention. Around the world most government organisations insist on secured Cloud services and that security includes the protection of data while being transmitted.
Criminal Interest In Cloud Data Networks
The proliferation of Cloud services is driving an increased demand for high-speed data networks to meet systems’ performance requirements.
However, cyber-criminals have also turned their attentions to the increasingly information-rich data networks transmitting these enormous volumes of Cloud computing data.
Senetas’ leading high-speed data encryptors provide the assurance of the ultimate last line of defence without loss of network performance.
Secure Data Without Network Performance Loss
Only Senetas’ high-assurance data encryption provides multi-certified data network protection without a loss of network performance.
Senetas encryptors ensure that data protection need not come at the significant cost of up to 50% network performance* and include the convenience of “set and forget” simplicity.
Used in the protection of public and private Cloud computing applications around the world, Senetas encryptors provide defence-grade encryption protection for Cloud applications from a single location to more complex multiple locations, sophisticated commercial and government Cloud services applications – all with the dependability of 99.999% up-time availability.
Senetas’ high-assurance encryptors are specifically tailored to Cloud applications and unlike any other high-speed encryptors of their type, are certified by all the leading independent testing authorities – FIPS (US), Common Criteria (International) and NATO (All Member States) – your assurance of security without compromise!
*Senetas Layer 2 encryption performance versus conventional encrypted Layer 3 network performance.