Cloud Security Through Connectivity
Protecting Your Network, Applications, And Data
There are multiple reasons for moving applications to the cloud — performance, flexibility, scalability – but what about the question of security offered by your network connectivity?
Security needs to be layered in everywhere your data is, especially in the cloud. Connecting over the public internet can make that complicated, as you have to add in layer after layer of security best practices to meet government and industry regulations. There’s a simpler, more secure way to manage information in the cloud. Follow your information’s journey along private network connectivity.
Cloud Doesn’t Have to be Complicated
Cloud computing has changed dramatically in the last few years. Today’s cloud solutions offer flexible capacity and a simple security infrastructure. You have the flexibility to turn up your bandwidth during a scheduled product launch or surprise spike in network traffic. You also have the security of a direct connection from local cloud resources to known data centers, so your information is kept safe from the outside world.
Your Network is the Secret to Security in the Cloud
Your network connection affects how secure (and efficient) your cloud connection will be. Before you’re ready to migrate to the cloud, you’ll need to evaluate your network capabilities. Do they offer a solid foundation for cloud connection? First, make sure you have enough bandwidth to support your end-user applications. Then, take a look at your visibility, and make sure you can closely follow your data as it travels through the cloud.
What To Remember About Cloud Connectivity
Despite the many benefits of the cloud, connection can be risky. Configurations on the public internet are often complex, yet still lack layers of protection, leaving you open to attacks. Now network providers offer private alternatives to bring your cloud connection up to industry security standards. By tapping into the nearest known data centers within your network, data and applications are delivered reliably and securely from cloud storage to local devices.
Choose Your Cloud Connection Wisely
It is true that the risk of a security breach goes up with cloud connectivity, but the simpler the solution, the more stable it is. A cloud connection provider can help you layer in security best practices, like firewalls and encryption appliances, without limiting your internal access to sensitive data or mission-critical applications.
Evaluating your cyber-security needs, Convergent can implement solutions from Level 3 to safeguard your data as it travels between your business and the cloud. With Level 3 Cloud Connect Solution, you can experience all the benefits of the cloud and the security of private network connections.
Customized Connectivity Services Review
How do we determine the right solution for our clients? Convergent offers a complimentary Connectivity Services Infrastructure Review to baseline current technology services. Convergent makes it easy:
- Meet with your dedicated solutions engineer and/or account manager for a thorough discovery appointment. Convergent will learn your company’s top values and priorities
- Convergent leverages its market expertise and portfolio of over 120 suppliers to design a wholistic technology road-map for your company
- Meet with your dedicated solutions engineer to review the plan and discuss company impact. Convergent will provide extensive timelines and expectations.
- Installation dates, deployment schedules, project deadlines, support and escalations: Convergent serves as your ongoing single point of contact for all business technology services.