Top 3 Security Benefits of Cloud Computing

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced employees to go remote, resulting in increasing IT demands. Businesses see cloud computing as the most viable option to gain a competitive advantage without spending an exorbitant amount of money on in-house infrastructure.

According to Gartner Inc., the worldwide public cloud services market will grow by 6.3% in 2020, amounting to a total of $257.9 billion.

Although industry experts have preached the benefits of cloud computing for years now, many stakeholders are still uncertain about the potential risks involved in moving sensitive information to third-party owned servers.

In this blog post, we’ll look at how implementing cloud-based solutions brings a higher standard of security that an in-house IT team or a locally managed system is unlikely to achieve.

1.     Patch Management

Patch management refers to installing or managing code changes in software across the network. Patches are important because they keep systems up-to-date and fix security vulnerabilities, keeping hackers at bay.

Security patches need to be applied diligently and must be tested before their application. As a result, patch management can be a tedious task for small to mid-size businesses that are strapped in for resources.

Cloud computing emerges as a reliable solution in this regard. Cloud providers provide updates and routine patches for their clients without causing any downtime. The deployment is efficient, and clients benefit from proactive monitoring, timely solutions, and advanced reporting capabilities. Not to mention, this reduces the likelihood of falling victim to ransomware or malware attacks, which can cost businesses hundreds of thousands of dollars.

2.     Protection against DDoS

Amazon Web Services recently mitigated a DDoS attack with a peak traffic volume of 2.3 Tbps, a record-breaking volume! The attack was mitigated by AWS Shield, a service that protects Amazon’s on-demand cloud computing platform from DDoS attacks.

This proves that despite being prime targets of DDoS attack, cloud-based solutions can offer maximum protection against attacks of the largest amplitudes!

3.     Provides Physical Security

When it comes to the physical security of data and facilities, SMBs can only do so much to prevent physical security breaches. Human errors, natural disasters, and power outages can all cost data and productivity losses.

Cloud-computing vendors often employ strong physical security measures at their facilities to ensure data safety. They also address disaster recovery by storing company data at remote sites and backing it up with automatic backups and round-the-clock surveillance cameras.

woman using a cloud-based solution

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