Security company Symantec has announced the further expansion of its cloud security portfolio. The extensions are designed to help organizations protect their cloud applications and infrastructure. As a result, the company claims to be able to offer broader and deeper cloud protection.

Customers should therefore be able to embrace the efficiency of the cloud without compromising elements of their security. Enterprises today are moving more and more critical infrastructure and workloads to the cloud, with a variety of scaling, cost and performance benefits. In addition, more and more SaaS business applications are being chosen instead of traditional on-premise solutions. Many of these solutions can be reached via mobile devices.

But according to Symantec, this broad adoption of the cloud and mobile solutions often comes without a good overview of information technology and security controls. This creates a risk of data loss, breaches and compliance violations. That’s why Symantec has created a suite of technologies and solutions to meet the needs of cloud security and compliance. That suite has the Integrated Cyber Defense Platform.

Improvements

Sri Sundaralingam, Symantec’s head of product marketing for enterprise security, states that the enhancements allow users to migrate more securely to a cloud infrastructure, such as Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS). This could be Amazon Web Services or Microsoft Azure.

At the moment, security is the biggest barrier to the adoption of IaaS. This means that users do not have the overview and control that they have at traditional data centres. For example, providers should ask how many accounts are migrated, who has access to them, what security measures have been applied, what version of the software is running on the servers, and whether they are properly configured.

“With Symantec Cloud Workload Assurance, users now have insight into all accounts of the organization and can use the Center for Internet Security (CIS) Benchmarks for compliance and vulnerability research,” said Sundaralingam. “Users can now apply security measures and maintain control of the cloud infrastructure in the same way as on-premise data centers. This is new to Symantec and the market.”

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