Avoid Cloud Migration Headaches By Deploying Endpoint Visibility – Chuck Leaver

Written By Logan Gilbert And Posted By Chuck Leaver Ziften CEO

 

Fears Over Compliance And Security Prevent Organizations From Cloud Migration

Moving parts of your IT operations to the cloud can appear like a big chore, and a harmful one at that. Security holes, compliance record keeping, the danger of presenting mistakes into your architecture … cloud migration presents a great deal of scary issues to deal with.

If you’ve been leery about migrating, you’re not alone – but help is on the way.

When Evolve IP surveyed 1,000+ IT pros previously this year for their Adoption of Cloud Services North America report, 55 percent of those polled said that security is their greatest concern about cloud adoption. For companies that do not currently have some cloud existence, the number was even greater – 70 percent. The next largest barrier to cloud adoption was compliance, mentioned by 40% of participants. (That’s up 11% this year.).

But here’s the larger issue: If these issues are keeping your company from the cloud, you can’t make the most of the efficiency and cost benefits of cloud services, which becomes a strategic impediment for your entire business. You need a method to migrate that likewise responds to issues about security, compliance, and operations.

Better Security in Any Environment With Endpoint Visibility.

This is where endpoint visibility wins the day. Having the ability to see exactly what’s happening with every endpoint gives you the visibility you have to enhance security, compliance, and operational efficiency when you migrate your data center to the cloud.

And I mean any endpoint: desktop computer, laptop computer, mobile phone, server, VM, or container.

As a long period of time IT professional, I comprehend the temptation to believe you have more control over your servers when they’re secured in a closet and you’re the one who holds the keys. Even when you know that segments of your environment count on kludges, they’re your kludges, and they’re stable. Plus, when you’re running your own data center – unlike when you’re in the cloud – you can utilize network taps and an entire host of monitoring tools to look at traffic on the wire, find out a good deal about who’s speaking with whom, and fix your problems.

But that level of details fades in comparison to endpoint visibility, in the data center or in the cloud. The granularity and control of Ziften’s system offers you a lot more control than you could ever get with a network tap. You can identify malware and other problems anywhere (even off your network), isolate them right away, then track them back to whichever user, application, device, or procedure was the weak link in the chain. Ziften supplies the capability to perform lookback forensics and to quickly fix concerns in much less time.

Removing Your Cloud Migration Headaches.

Endpoint visibility makes a huge distinction anytime you’re ready to move a segment of your environment to the cloud. By examining endpoint activity, you can develop a standard inventory of your systems, clean out wildcard assets such as orphaned VMs, and ferret out vulnerabilities. That gets everything safe and steady within your own data center prior to your relocate to a cloud company like AWS or Azure.

After you have actually moved to the cloud, continuous visibility into each user, application and device indicates that you can administer all parts of your infrastructure more effectively. You prevent squandering resources by preventing VM expansion, plus you have a detailed body of data to please the audit requirements for NIST 800-53, HIPAA, and other compliance guidelines.

When you’re ready to relocate to the cloud, you’re not doomed to weak security, incomplete compliance, or functional SNAFUs. Ziften’s approach to endpoint security gives you the visibility you require for cloud migration without the headaches.

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