As IT evolves, so do the requirements to stay ahead with your security. Your technology provider needs to be able to block potential security penetrations, detect immediately if a penetration occurs, and remediate impacts if any occur.
As our current clients have learned, keeping up with evolving security is one of the great advantages of the cloud. There are a lot of properties that make the cloud unique versus managing internal servers, and while these differences go well beyond security, they have implications and benefits for your security.
Sara Manning, Principal Group Manager for Office 365 Core Foundations, explains how Azure Cloud can reduce your overall risk.
As she mentions, there are a few key properties of the cloud that benefit security.
Scale – Azure Cloud services millions of users, and the service is designed to always stay up-to-date. Security is engineered directly into the architecture and because the scale allows it, your data is redundant and isolated. This means only expected and authorised actions are allowed, and your data isn’t impacted if something happens to specific servers.
Intelligence – With the scale comes intelligence. Since there are millions of actions happening on the service all the time, machine learning and analytics allows Microsoft to see and fix possible security issues immediately. This mitigates the risk, so if a threat is identified other tenants won’t be affected.
Automation – Less human touch means fewer errors. Azure heavily utilises smart diagnoses and automated self-repair. This means engineers don’t have to triage issues as often.
All told, the hardened multi-tenant Azure environment will enhance the security and availability of your critical data. Contact Atmospheric on 0800 247 4 365 or email us for more information.