Your business might not be on the cloud now, but most organizations are now considering adoption in one form or another. Cloud computing is cost effective for companies. Firms save money on software and hardware as well as IT personnel. However, cloud computing is not without its risks. When businesses entrust their data to cloud services, this sensitive information can become vulnerable. Security concerns might attribute to the low rate of cloud computing adoption amongst Canadian companies. In an IT Market Dynamics survey conducted during the first quarter of this year, 47% of respondents said that security was the main barrier to shifting to cloud computing.
, the security technology company, hopes to allay user apprehension about cloud computing with enhancements to its cloud protection platform. The firm’s cloud security platform secures three primary traffic channels along which information is passed back and forth: email, the Internet and access to cloud applications via client identity. Updates to the current cloud security platform include enhanced protection and simplified management of integration, data loss prevention capabilities for email and McAfee’s web gateway, new web reporting for the ePolicy Orchestrator, and hybrid Internet protection.
The enhancements to McAfee’s security platform ease businesses’ transition to cloud computing while offering them full protection and peace of mind, said Doug Cooke, McAfee Canada’s director of sales engineering. A web gateway security mechanism keeps users safe from Internet threats as they browse. Cooke explained that this Internet appliance is suited for physical offices. McAfee also offers a full SaaS solution that works perfectly for employees surfing the web from a remote location. Cooke added that clients can use one or both of the mechanisms. “The user is always in a position to safely browse,” Cooke stated.