Cloud Computing Security Tools to Secure Your Cloud Data in 2014

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These five tools will give you an option to use your cloud data in secure way and these will never let you go for a complaint.



1. Bitglass

Bitglass, currently in beta, provides transparent protection for your business’s data. Useable on computers and mobile devices, Bitglass aims to reduce the risk of data loss and maintain your data’s visibility, even within the cloud as well as on mobile devices. Bitglass combines a few different types of security into one package. As far as cloud applications are concerned, Bitglass is able to detect the usage of cloud applications and also encrypt data uploaded onto the cloud. Bitglass can also track your business data anywhere on the Internet, so you maintain visibility even when employees upload data onto personal file-sharing services. In addition, Bitglass protects your business against the risk of lost or stolen mobile devices. Bitglass can also wipe data on a mobile device without needing to install any agents onto the device.






2. Skyhigh Networks

Skyhigh Networks discovers, analyzes and secures your use of cloud applications. It uses logs from your existing firewalls, proxies and gateways to quickly discover what cloud apps your employees are using.
From this, it provides you with a customizable risk assessment of all the cloud apps that are currently being used. Skyhigh’s analysis tools are able to detect inconsistencies in your security policies as well as potential data leaks. Finally, Skyhigh Networks has what it calls 3-Click Security, which uses reverse-proxy technology to grant contextual access to the cloud, implement consistent policies across clouds and allow direct access to clouds without needing VPNs or device agents. In addition, Skyhigh can encrypt data and implement data loss protection.

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3. Netskope

Netskope is a service that discovers and monitors cloud apps and shadow IT used on your network. Netskope monitors users, sessions, shared and downloaded content as well as the shared content details, and provides detailed analytics based on this information. These analytics also allow you to ask business- or security-related questions in order to identify weaknesses or opportunities. In addition, Netskope’s analytics can construct a detailed audit trail in the event of security problems. Netskope’s fine-grained policy enforcement means you can allow your employees to use their favourite cloud apps while only blocking unwanted activity. Your employees can continue using cloud apps for increased productivity without any compromise on your data security.







4. CipherCloud

CipherCloud is a cloud security software suite that works by encrypting or tokenizing data directly at your business gateway. Unlike the previous services, CipherCloud does not aim to discover shadow IT, but to ensure the security of data contained within known clouds.CipherCloud encrypts data during the upload process, and decrypts during download. The encryption keys used for this process remain within your business network; thus, unauthorized users accessing data in the cloud will only see indecipherable text. CipherCloud also comes with built-in malware detection and data loss prevention. There are specific builds for commonly used cloud applications such as Salesforce, Office 365, Gmail and Box, as well as a variant that can be configured to work with any cloud-based applications your business uses.






5. Okta

Okta differs somewhat from the previous solutions, in that Okta’s goal is to provide secure Single Sign-On (SSO) for all the cloud, on-premise and mobile applications used in your business. Okta is pre-integrated with common business applications from Google, Microsoft, and others. Okta’s features include automated user management, support for mobile devices and applications, multifactor authentication and flexible security policies. It also provides audit logs, thereby enabling you to trace user access to cloud apps, as well as the ability to set access policies from a centralized position. Role-based administration is also available, which provides detailed granular control over Okta’s features and the administrative rights for these features.




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