Having workloads allocated over multiple cloud platforms and on-premises is the truth by which the enterprise IT industry survives. According to the research and analysis by Enterprise Strategy Group, 75% of current open cloud platform clients implement the use of a range of cloud service providers. A multi-cloud approach has a scope of advantages, however it is complex to handle Multi-Cloud Security.
Armon Dadgar, Co-Founder and Co-CTO of HashiCorp, said multi-cloud Security makes a lot different than securing virtual systems.
“Our perspective of security is, it needs another approach from what we’re utilized to,” he said. “Generally, on the off chance that we back-pedal to the VM world, there are four walls of the data centre, a single entrance or departure point, and that would be the place which will stack all the security middleware.”
Considering the conventional security mechanism, it was assumed that the internal network infrastructure was a highly secure and anything inside the four walls are safe from the hackers’ attack. Such an assumption brings in an issue of being disorganized – said Dadgar. It also stashes customer data in plain readable text and have “database details scattered everywhere.”
With multi-cloud platform being the need of the hour, A novel approach on security should be in par to technology development to deliver robust protection. Most of the organizations do not own a data centre. They do not have a single cloud instead they may have multiple cloud extensions within each cloud and each of which have a number of regions which are interconnected with a complex sequence of VPN tunnels through which the data centres are connected to the fibre lines. The network infrastructure would therefore be complex giving way to traffic that can route from anywhere.
Dadgar, who is the Co-founder of HashiCorp, which was founded in 2012 with an objective to restructure data centre management. The company is armed with open sourced equipments to take control over the virtual and physical systems, IaaS, SaaS, Windows and Linux as per the website requirements. It has a well organized system called the vault to secure and to manage access to credentials like passwords, API keys and other sensitive components shared in the network.
Vault can secure your existing sensitive information and also generate new confidential matters dynamically to manage access to third party resources. It is also good to deliver credentials on a limited time span for your infrastructure. The data that are archived by vault is all encrypted. Vault can be considered as the right solution as a middleware to secure the data of the company network.
Enterprises are prone to security issues when most of the data are handled over a multi-cloud system. Also with an overflow of workload across the cloud, there needs a proper Cloud antivirus system to defy potential threats on the cloud. A cloud antivirus along with Vault would make the multiple-cloud platform tightly secure.