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Why IaaS Security Should be a Priority

By Jonathan Andresen  |  July 27, 2021 at 5:00 AM  | 
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Why are CIOs and IT organizations prioritizing investment in cloud infrastructure? The answer is simple: to better support virtual workforces, supply chains, and partners. Getting the most value out of legacy systems typically involves integrating them with cloud infrastructure and apps. As a result, cloud infrastructure in IaaS is projected to see an end-user spending increase of 38.5% this year alone – growing to $223B in 2025, making it one of the fastest growing cloud services according to Gartner. Popular infrastructure services include Amazon’s Elastic Compute (EC2), the Google Compute Engine, and Microsoft Azure.

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Perspectives: Gartner’s Strategic Roadmap for SASE Convergence

By Kevin Sheu  |  June 2, 2021 at 9:46 AM  | 
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Gartner recently published the 2021 Strategic Roadmap for SASE Convergence, outlining the migration to a Secure Access Services Edge (SASE) architecture. In it, the document acknowledges that the transition to a complete SASE model will take time. Beyond the practical challenges that come with refresh cycles, staff expertise, and the maturity of SASE offerings to truly harness the collective power of a converged architecture; it reflects a broader point of guidance: teams need to develop a three- to five-year roadmap for SASE. That guidance coincides with a period when organizations are beginning to plan for their future after one of the most disruptive global periods in recent history.

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The Importance of Uptime and Performance in Cloud Security

By Jacob Serpa  |  April 20, 2021 at 5:00 AM  | 
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Imagine that you just purchased a brand new car featuring all of the latest bells and whistles. You're excited to take advantage of speed camera detection and try out the heated seat backs and armrests. Unfortunately, when you go to turn your car on, nothing happens. If the vehicle doesn't work, then what's the point of having it and all of its exciting features? Ideally, you want something that provides the latest bells and whistles but also performs as promised whenever you want. This is equally true for cloud security solutions. 

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Stop Misconfigurations with Bitglass SaaS Security Posture Management (SSPM)

By Jeff Birnbaum  |  April 6, 2021 at 5:00 AM  | 
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SaaS has many advantages over on-premises software deployments, including lower upfront costs, quick setup and deployment, and accessibility from any device with a browser and internet connectivity. Because of this, organizations rely on SaaS to run their operations. Yet a single misconfiguration of your SaaS could lead to data theft or malicious data corruption. For example, not configuring the requirement for complex passwords can make a brute force attack on a SaaS account login more likely to succeed. Or improper file restrictions may make data available for users who should not have access to it. That is why organizations need a SaaS security posture management (SSPM) solution.

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