Safeguarding your multicloud infrastructure

Intercloud.Jul 11, 2023

We’ve recently released our latest report based at outlining the steps you need to take to ensure network security in a multicloud world. In this blog, we explore the top five challenges enterprises face when it comes to safeguarding their network across multiple cloud providers.

Lack of flexibility:

The key challenge enterprises face is finding a security approach that can be easily implemented across multiple clous service providers. Often, each cloud service provider will offer its own security approach, but managing these all independently across multiple providers can be time-consuming and cumbersome. Clearly, in order to implement a robust security posture across multiple clouds, having a cumbersome approach is far from ideal and cannot give the certainty that is required.

With a lack of neutrality between cloud service providers, enterprises need to seek out cloud-agnostic solutions that can help them to select and connect to the appropriate cloud, based on their business requirements, and do so in a way that enables a consistent security posture across the organization.

Inability to find one solution for all scenarios:

When it comes to adopting a multicloud architecture, enterprises can often come up against a diverse range of connectivity requirements. This diversity makes it a challenge for organizations to find ways to the accommodate different networking protocols, bandwidth options and performance levels that each cloud service provider brings and can be all-consuming for IT security teams.

Enterprises need a scalable approach to accommodating business requirements across their global network. And they need an approach that helps them ensure optimal performance and reliability across their network.

Network complexity that breeds uncertainty:

As network infrastructures scale and grow, enterprises are often challenged with the additional complexity this brings. Where there is complexity, there is risk, especially when adoption of security processes is manually controlled and configured.

To overcome the complexity challenge, enterprises can benefit from a standardized global network configuration, where the security protocols can be easily added in accordance with their business rules and depending on multiple factors.

Ever-growing network security threats:

Security threats are increasing across the world and are a constant cause of concern for enterprises. The process of understanding in detail where data is stored, how it moves across the network and where there are specific vulnerabilities is crucial to implementing a successful multicloud security posture.

Enterprises can move towards eliminating the risks associated with the ever-evolving security landscape by working with a managed connectivity partner to monitor and manage threats as they rise across the network. This real-time threat detection, proactive risk mitigation and continuous monitoring is something that can support security teams in focusing on other key activity within their business, safe in the knowledge that the network is being given the care and attention it needs to protect critical assets and ensure up-time, and is baked by SLAs.

Inadequate control to ensure regulatory compliance:

Meeting compliance requirements and ensuring data sovereignty are paramount for enterprises operating in the multicloud era. Traditional approaches often lack the necessary capabilities to address complex regulatory frameworks and regional data privacy laws.

Enterprises need a network infrastructure that enables them to maintain compliance, manage data residency and transit, and adhere to the regulations applicable to their specific geographic locations.

The InterCloud Advantage:

InterCloud delivers global end-to-end managed connectivity solutions that eliminate the complexity of enterprise networks and enable them to unlock the true potential of multicloud.

With InterCloud, customers benefit from:

  • Secure and reliable data exchange across multiple clouds
  • Integration of security policies across the network
  • Simplified cloud connectivity
  • Advanced threat detection and mitigation
  • Increased visibility and control
  • Managed end-to-end service

Take a look at our latest report to see the steps you can take to overcome the network security complexities you are facing across your business.

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