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Diving Deeper into Hybrid Cloud Security

How do you secure data in two worlds? This is a question that has many IT professionals scratching their heads as companies increasingly move data to the cloud and maintain data within different clouds. Moving to the cloud(s) brings tremendous benefits, but it’s not without its challenges, including achieving end-to-end security.
 
Here are two important considerations as you strive to secure the gap between your public and private data clouds.
 
API-Based Solutions
As you undoubtedly know, APIs make it easier for you to manage software and applications, and the hybrid cloud has countless APIs in use at once. Thus, if you’re looking to secure cloud data, an API-driven security plan is a viable one. While conventional security solutions sometimes cannot address all of the security requirements of the hybrid cloud, an API-centric approach relies upon strong authentication and authorization controls that are unique to APIs.
 
On-Premise Systems
Secondly, in terms of on-premise security, your tolerance for risk may determine how much data you’re willing to keep in the cloud versus on the premises. Even as you leverage more and more cloud technology, it may make sense for your core business protection to take place on the premises. You may feel you have better visibility into security when it’s kept in house or at least kept partially in house. As an alternative, some companies adopt a hybrid approach to security, moving protection of low-risk projects and data to the cloud and protecting higher-risk initiatives on site.
 
As you capitalize on the scalability of the cloud, don’t let security fall through the cracks. Talk to one the experts at IMPEX Technologies about the evolution of security solutions that are keeping pace with the evolution of the cloud itself.