Prior To Cloud Migration Get Endpoint Visibility – Chuck Leaver

Written By Logan Gilbert And Posted By Chuck Leaver Ziften CEO

 

Fears Over Compliance And Security Prevent Organizations From Cloud Migration

Moving segments of your IT operations to the cloud can seem like a substantial chore, and a hazardous one at that. Security holes, compliance record keeping, the risk of introducing errors into your architecture … cloud migration provides a lot of scary concerns to deal with.

If you have actually been wary about migrating, you’re not alone – however assistance is on the way.

When Evolve IP surveyed 1,000+ IT pros earlier this year for their Adoption of Cloud Services North America report, 55% of those polled stated that security is their biggest issue about cloud adoption. For companies that do not already have some cloud existence, the number was even higher – 70%. The next largest barrier to cloud adoption was compliance, cited by 40% of participants. (That’s up 11% this year.).

However here’s the bigger problem: If these issues are keeping your company out of the cloud, you cannot take advantage of the effectiveness and expense advantages of cloud services, which ends up being a strategic impediment for your whole organization. You need a method to move that likewise answers issues about security, compliance, and operations.

Better Security in Any Environment With Endpoint Visibility.

This is where endpoint visibility wins the day. Having the ability to see what’s happening with every endpoint offers you the visibility you have to enhance security, compliance, and functional effectiveness when you move your data center to the cloud.

And I suggest any endpoint: desktop, laptop, mobile device, server, VM, or container.

As a long period of time IT pro, I comprehend the temptation to think you have more control over your servers when they’re secured in a closet and you’re the one who holds the keys. Even when you know that parts of your environment count on kludges, they’re your kludges, and they’re stable. Plus, when you’re running your own data center – unlike when you’re in the cloud – you can use network taps and a whole host of monitoring tools to look at traffic on the wire, find out a great deal about who’s talking to whom, and fix your issues.

However that level of information fades in comparison to endpoint visibility, in the data center or in the cloud. The granularity and control of Ziften’s system gives you far more control than you might ever get with a network tap. You can spot malware and other problems anywhere (even off your network), separate them right away, then track them back to whichever user, application, device, or process was the weak spot in the chain. Ziften supplies the ability to carry out look back forensics and to quickly fix issues in much less time.

Eliminating Your Cloud Migration Headaches.

Endpoint visibility makes a big distinction anytime you’re ready to move part of your environment to the cloud. By evaluating endpoint activity, you can develop a standard inventory of your systems, clear out wildcard assets such as orphaned VMs, and search out vulnerabilities. That gets all assets safe and secure and steady within your very own data center prior to your relocate to a cloud supplier like AWS or Azure.

After you have actually moved to the cloud, ongoing visibility into each application, device and user indicates that you can administer all parts of your infrastructure more effectively. You prevent squandering resources by avoiding VM expansion, plus you have an in-depth body of data to satisfy the audit requirements for NIST 800-53, HIPAA, and other compliance regulations.

When you’re ready to transfer to the cloud, you’re not doomed to weak security, incomplete compliance, or functional SNAFUs. Ziften’s technique to endpoint security offers you the visibility you need for cloud migration without the headaches.

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