Cloud Security – A Shared Responsibility
As more Australian companies adopt multiple Software as a Service (SaaS) applications, cloud security has become a priority to minimise risks and prevent data loss.
SaaS is particularly well suited for small businesses. Instead of investing in additional in-house server capacity and software licenses, companies simply can adjust their Software as a Service subscription on a monthly basis, scaling consumption requirements up and down based on their business requirements.
Of course, nothing is perfect and SaaS is no exception. Cybersecurity is a shared responsibility between your business and your cloud vendor.
SaaS vendors, such as Microsoft, are primarily responsible for the security of their platform, which includes physical security, infrastructure and application security.
These SaaS vendors do not own your business data, or assume responsibility for how you use their apps.
As such, your organisation is responsible for the security to prevent and minimise the risk of malicious data exfiltration, accidental exposure, or malware insertion.
Implementing tools that stop known and unknown threats in the cloud, on any device accessing data, and in real time, is essential for complete security.
Securing your SaaS applications – and ultimately your organisation’s data – requires a complete end-to-end platform that includes industry-leading next-generation firewalls for your network, a cloud security service to protect your SaaS applications, and advanced threat intelligence to protect against known and unknown threats.
We provide business throughout Australia with a choice of platforms that provide the most comprehensive and robust protection when advising them on their SaaS security solutions.