DATA SECURITY REQUIRES A NEW APPROACH

Modern enterprises are built on data. However, sensitive corporate data no longer resides exclusively on dedicated storage systems tucked safely behind the physical confines of a data center protected by a perimeter firewall. Times have changed. The unstoppable force of cloud computing has shifted IT paradigms and opened new avenues of attack. 

Today, data is scattered all over the place, from public cloud services such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform (GCP), to personal cloud storage solutions such as Box, Dropbox, Google Drive, Microsoft OneDrive and Apple iCloud. Not to mention there are now countless endpoints, including personal smartphones and laptops where data can be stored locally.

This “data sprawl” has become one of the biggest challenges to organizations operating in a cloud environment. The more spread out the data is, the more difficult it is to keep tabs on and to keep safe.

Legacy security tools and practices that protect a traditional infrastructure or network architecture centered on the corporate data center may not adequately address the risks associated with these cloud environments. With applications, data and users now residing outside enterprise perimeters, organizations must shift their security mindset, systems and tools to protect their assets in the cloud effectively.

In short, the cloud has rendered legacy perimeter-based solutions ineffective. We believe this Gartner Magic Quadrant talks about this point and confirms that there’s simply no other way to protect sensitive data in the cloud than with a comprehensive SSE Solution.

What is a Security Service Edge, SSE?

SSE is a set of security-focused services delivered through the new, Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) cloud-native security architecture for better end-user experiences when securing any user on any device to any service running in public or private clouds. 

Secure Your Data with a Security Service Edge

The Covid 19 pandemic has turned the traditional enterprise inside out. As the new normal of hybrid work takes shape, the cloud has become the primary location for businesses to store data. These days, more and more enterprise data is moving outside the network perimeter, beyond the reach of traditional firewalls, on-premises web proxies and DLP appliances that aren’t equipped to read cloud traffic. Couple this with the growing number of remote endpoints connecting to enterprise networks and you have a recipe for unreliable oversight of company data.

With the traditional perimeter all but disappearing, the inspection point must move out of the centralized data center as close as possible to where the data is accessed, whether that’s a cloud services (CASB), private application access (ZTNA), or the web (SWG). A unified SSE Platform with a common intermediary “proxy” and a cohesive package of advanced data security controls provides all the security tools needed to secure the transition to the cloud. 

At CITES Cybersecurity Solutions, We do have a couple of great Unified Solutions for your organization such as Lookout SSE, Netskope SSE, and Crowdstrike SSE

We believe we are winners in the SSE market as our Solutions successfully combined Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB), Zero Trust Network Access, (ZTNA) and Secure Web Gateway (SWG) in a single platform. In this context, “native” means the components are designed and built to run together from the ground up. Since all traffic flows through a common intermediary “proxy” server on its way to its destination, a cohesive package of advanced data security controls, including Data Loss Prevention(DLP), Enterprise Digital Rights Management (EDRM) and User and Entity Behavior Analytic (UEBA) with a common set of IT security policies can be applied. This “unified” model offers the best security and overall user experience. 

Consider the advantages of a unified cyber protection platform. With CASB, ZTNA, and SWG combined natively in a single platform, IT security policies for access and data classification can be written once and applied to all traffic passing through the single proxy. A cohesive and integrated set of security policies greatly improves the security of data and apps while making security audits (PCI, HIPPA, GDPR) simpler.

The administrative OR Security operative centre,( SOC)experience is streamlined with alerts, updates, and recommendations aggregated in one place. 

Hence a New Approach to Data Security in the modern way.

Trust CITES to secure your sensitive organization data and IT assets with a new effective approach and we serve a pivotal role in driving business resilience by protecting you from data theft, breaches, and more.

Contact CITES Cybersecurity solutions for more details via  kawooyas@citesuganda.com;

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