A Strategic Plan for Cloud Migration

Choose the Right Cloud Deployment and Benefit from a Secure Migration to the Cloud

The debate around enterprises moving to the cloud is an ongoing one. Across industries, from real estate and education to insurance providers and oil/gas companies, there are conversations in IT boardrooms about the relative risks and rewards of migrating to a visualised infrastructure, where the prospect of lower costs and increased efficiency clash with the perceived heightened vulnerability of cloud platforms. Because of said risks, many organisations have been slow to migrate.

However, if organisations conduct cloud migration in a strategic way, they won’t need to be concerned about increased susceptibility to attack, and can instead enjoy a higher standard of security.  In planning to move to the cloud, it is important to ensure that everyone within your organisation is on the same page. Whatever cyber security steps you take, make sure they’re steps that everyone in your office – not just the folks in IT – understand. With a solid plan in place, the benefits of cloud migration far outweigh the risks. Let’s explore some of the key benefits of cloud integration:

The cloud is more secure than legacy platforms: The common perception of the cloud is that it’s inherently vulnerable. But if organisations choose the right cloud deployment, they can actually experience a higher level of security than they would via legacy solutions. Cloud platforms like Entrust Cloud offers banks virtualised solutions that integrate an array of security-driving technologies like SSL management, credentialing services and public key infrastructure.

The cloud also paves the way for better leveraging of mobility: There is a substantial cross industry mobility push. With most organisations providing mobile solutions to meet the needs and demands of their customers, it’s up to enterprise leaders to implement them securely. By harnessing cloud-based solutions like those offered by Entrust Datacard, businesses immediately benefit from the tools needed to protect mobility, which is the key step to ensuring that mobile solutions become a safe fixture of daily operation. With resources like Entrust IdentityGuard, organisations can make sure that mobile identities and devices are secure through the implementation of mobile device certificates via the cloud.

Entrust Datacard is a leading provider of cloud security solutions, and the robust nature of our offerings make us an ideal partner for enterprises with high security needs.

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