Now that Microsoft and Amazon firmly own the cloud market, business owners should feel comfortable using cloud computing, software and services. Did you know Microsoft has over 95% of the Fortune 500 companies as clients using the MS cloud?
If you’re a company that is hesitating to switch to cloud-based computing because you fear a cloud breach exposing corporate data, think about this: Most online hacking attacks hit traditional servers. None of the most catastrophic hacks have been on the big public clouds.
Microsoft Azure and AWS (Amazon Web Services) have grown leaps and bounds when it comes to providing rock-solid transmission security, encryption of data in the cloud, and even recovering clean data.
How does Microsoft protect my data?
Microsoft Azure is transparent about your organizations’ ownership of and control over the collection, use and distribution of your information. They also offer freedom in choosing where (regionally) your data is stored, allowing only “need-to-know-basis” access (with revoked access immediately after) and not allowing any advertising use of customer data.
Learn more about privacy and control, access, third-party requests and data storage in this Cloud Privacy Considerations PDF.
Read on about the Microsoft Security Development Lifecycle (SDL): privacy requirements are defined and integrated in the SDL (the software development process that helps developers build more secure products and services). The SDL helps address data protection and privacy requirements including effective privacy reviews of each release of a Microsoft product or service.
As part of their commitment to the privacy of customer data, Microsoft also adopted the world’s first code of practice for cloud privacy, ISO/IEC 27018.
How does Amazon Web Services protect my data?
It makes good business sense to tap into an existing product that was built for a larger company or entity. With cloud services, you inherit all the best practices of AWS policies, architecture, and operational processes built to satisfy the requirements of their most security-sensitive customers. Get the flexibility and agility you need in security controls.
AWS provides several security capabilities and services to increase privacy and control network access. These include:
● Network firewalls built into Amazon VPC, and web application firewall capabilities in AWS WAF let you create private networks, and control access to your instances and applications
● Encryption in transit with TLS across all services
● Connectivity options that enable private, or dedicated, connections from your office or on-premises environment
Another advantage of the AWS Cloud is that it allows you to scale and innovate, while maintaining a secure environment and paying only for the services you use. You’ll save money by using the cloud instead of on-premise storage.
Cloud storage keeps your business going
With cloud storage, you don’t have to worry about a network breach taking down your business operations.
Not only does cloud storage offer more security that traditional on-site server storage, it also offers the flexibility of not having to upgrade your hardware and allows you to outsource the risk of protecting customer data.
Utilize the streamlined processes and products that Microsoft and Amazon have built to protect privacy for your business and your customers in 2019.
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