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5 Steps to Begin Your Cloud Perimeter Journey

5 Steps to Begin Your Cloud Perimeter Journey

Business today is digitally transforming at a speed that we have not experienced in decades past. Failing to recognize this transformation could result in multiple losses — to market share, to mindshare, and to money share. An increasingly agile and super-competitive environment will reward those who pursue such transformation and leave behind those who don’t.

Digital transformation is not without its challenges. Existing networks and security frameworks are more vulnerable to cyber-attacks than ever before. Today, users and applications are quickly moving outside the traditional perimeter as threats find its way inside. This pathway increases risk and is becoming less effective to manage.

The internet is a mainstay network for almost every industry and increasingly aims to reduce the time and complexity that surrounds deployment of various applications as well as management of such applications. It seems like a big undertaking but with a cloud perimeter, there are ways to reduce risk and improve agility.

#1 Establish Effective Monitoring and Reporting

From who and what is given access to analyzing device performance, everything must be monitored and reported properly. A cloud perimeter allows for the exportation of data including analyzing security models and user behavior. Full visibility helps to enforce a central security policy across all platforms.

#2 Establish New Access Policies

In the age of multiple security threats, the term “trust but verify” is quickly shifting to “verify and never trust.” This means every user doesn’t need access to every application at all times. A verify but never trust approach means access can be granted to users to the extent that it is needed to do their jobs successfully.

#3 Perform a Health Check on Your Existing Security Controls

Many companies have layers and layers of security already set up but most of the time, they don’t catch the major things that need to be caught to prevent an attack. From malware to ransomware to phishing to data breaches and everything in between, it is important to conduct a health check on security solutions that actually work and solidify defenses.

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