Cloud security

For added peace of mind in the cloud.

Now that the cloud is here to stay, we no longer have to limit ourselves to working in the office. Employees can log in from anywhere, whenever they want to. Even though cloud providers set high standards for security, it’s still up to your own company to ensure your end users work securely in the cloud With clouds getting more and more hype, the aspect of security is also shifting into focus. Make sure that your cloud security is organised just as well as the hybrid workplaces in your company.

As an entrepreneur, you have the choice between different cloud solutions and approaches. Your IT department will need an extensive security concept to protect your cloud environment appropriately. This takes all important aspects into consideration, from functional requirements and long term strategic advantages through to required security and integrity of cloud infrastructure and applications.

Avoid these seven stumbling blocks when configuring your cloud environment.
    1. No matter how well the cloud is protected, there are still some things you have to do to guarantee maximum security. You are largely responsible for your corporate data in the cloud. In this whitepaper we list seven stumbling blocks that you should take into consideration when moderating and protecting your cloud environment.


Your responsibility in the cloud

Are you building your infrastructure in the cloud from the ground up like an IaaS or PaaS model? Then you will require a more complex cloud strategy than a pre-configured SaaS solution. The three cloud computing models (IaaS, PaaS and SaaS) determine how much control you have over your information and your responsibilities.

  • Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) – You will remain responsible for all applications that are executed in this infrastructure, as well as for your data, OS and middleware.
  • Platform as a Service (PaaS) – You are responsible for applications and data inside the cloud.
  • Software as a Service (SaaS) – You are responsible for access to the app, including the data.

In the whitepaper that is available at the top of this page, you can read that there are some stumbling blocks when it comes to cloud security, such as the misconfiguration of clouds, patches that are not installed in time, missing control over user rights, missing virtual machine (VM) updates, missing data loss prevention policies and much more.

First steps with cloud security

Even though you can guarantee that a cloud provider is going to do everything in their power to protect the cloud, it’s advisable to provide your own security and save your data in the cloud separately. Bechtle offers innovative concepts and solutions that optimally protect your cloud environment, which also means companies and organisations can feel much more secure using the cloud for their infrastructure.

We offer support in developing a cloud strategy tailored to individual customers, but also in operational implementation and selecting the correct security architecture that centre around:

1) Flexibility and scalability;
2) Automation;
3) Management.

Do you need help in securing your cloud environment?

We would love to minimise the risks of cloud computing and help you define and implement the required security measures. We also help with compliance issues.

Our years of experience with cloud and cloud security projects means that we have the knowledge to take your cloud security projects to the next level. Contact us to find out more about the opportunities available to you.


Patrick Voss

Solution Advisor Security

Phone +31 88 7078 315

Patrick Voss

Solution Advisor Security

Phone +31 88 7078 315

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