The world is going multi-cloud. The first thing to understand about this emerging strategy is that it’s very popular. According to the 2018 Cloud Security Report, the growing trend is that organizations are leveraging more than one cloud provider for a multitude of reasons, ranging from high availability (HA), disaster recovery (DR) and multi-vendor sourcing strategy to name a few. Only 30% of respondents from the survey have a “single cloud” deployment strategy. Most security leaders now have a multi-cloud strategy, avoiding the limitations of a single-vendor dependency but also requiring them to partner with cloud security providers that can secure data and protect against threats across different cloud providers.
At Netskope, we help our customers map out their strategies for the cloud, enabling them to monitor and secure their applications and data once they’re in these highly distributed multi-cloud infrastructure environments.
Using multiple clouds is highly beneficial in most situations, however, it creates unique and complex problems with security concerns ranking high on the list. For example, one of the most common threats organizations see in the multi-cloud is sheer lack of consistency of security in general. It’s difficult to centralize visibility across the multi-cloud environment and consistently apply security protocols and policies. As long as you keep security best practices at the forefront, you will ensure that your multi-cloud environment is highly secure, and the benefits can outweigh the risks.
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