Information stored on cloud hosting should be secure from external access and data loss. To achieve this, you have to first guarantee the security of the physical elements of the cloud hosting platform. You should take measures to ensure the security of the software and architecture. These security measures insulate the cloud platforms used to store data, plus the data in transit and points of access that let authorized users interact with the data.
Public cloud hosting solutions and security
Cloud hosting is divided into three main categories; public cloud, private cloud and hybrid cloud hosting. The main differences between public and private cloud center on the degree of security and privacy. The differences have little to do with technical specifications. Public clouds are accessible through public networks, such as the internet. In essence, anyone can use public cloud service, and they can tap transmitted information and share the cloud’s server resources. That’s why the cloud services must be protected with powerful data encryption, endpoint authentication, and firewall/antivirus measures. But data on cloud servers are always dangerously exposed to attack from almost every point in their architecture. Therefore, it’s important that you be well aware of the risks before subscribing to public cloud hosting solutions.
Private cloud hosting solutions and security
Some entities deal with sensitive data, and so they will require the web cloud hosting provider to restrict access to the cloud server, all the networks it utilizes and the sharing of the cloud servers. Some organizations that take the security of their data seriously will even demand complete control of their data in the cloud server.
What differentiates public cloud from the private cloud is that the private cloud servers can be situated in an organization’s premises. The private cloud servers can also be situated within a data center facility. However, the servers will be designed for use by that single client. Ideally, the cloud platform will be behind their firewall. Private cloud providers ensure the protection of data while in transit and from access by unauthorized users by using physical or virtualized hardware separation from public networks.
Hybrid cloud hosting and security
A hybrid cloud synchronizes aspects of public clouds and private clouds. This allows hybrid cloud providers to offer the kind of security needed by large organizations to secure their sensitive data. At the same time, the hybrid cloud providers enable these organizations to enjoy the scalability of public cloud for their non-sensitive activities.
With this comprehensive rundown, you are now fully aware of the security aspects when evaluating public, private and hybrid clouds. In a nutshell, when you want to enjoy, reliability, and a high degree of scalability, cloud hosting is the surefire choice.
— StackRox (@stackrox) 14 de marzo de 2018