Recently, Symantec undertook a study commissioned by ReRez Research to understand the implications large scale cloud hosting. As a short reminder, Symantec (better known for Norton Security products ) is the global leader in security, monitoring hundreds of thousands of websites across the world. With the help of Symantec’s precise and detailed client-list, they were able to contact thousands of companies across the globe. Here are the highlights of the report that gets to the bottom of cloud hosting model.
Rogue Cloud Deployments:- These are the cloud deployments taking place without the consent or knowledge of the IT departments. This has increasingly proven unreliable and unsafe for the long-term data and services security. Moreover it also leads to account takeover issues, databank-up etc…This problem is faced more by both enterprises and small businesses.
Data Recovery and Safety; Due to the segmentation and non-physical access, the data recovery process takes as much five times of the normal cloud recovery. The cloud has also seen significantly higher data-loss in the above process. Almost 40 percent of the data recovery process has failed, where two thirds of recovery operations saw failures.
Actual Cloud Utilization:- In an age where business aggressively cutting costs, the cloud hosting is an area where they are inexplicably luxurious. Here the enterprises are utilizing only 26 % storage, where the SMB’s utilize an all-time low of 7 percent.
Carelessness with Virtual Security; With the cloud hosting, most business tends to take their security virtually for granted. This usually means not taking back-ups and website-tinkering with no affirmative duplicates or non-duplication. With a cloud Eco-system, you can create a virtual cloud of security for business.
IT Support for the business; At the actual cases, the cloud deployment has put IT Support on their back against the walls. The cloud system gives the false sense of security against the most common security issues such as security compliance.
Cloud-Based SSL Certification :- A cloud based platform requires SSL Certification for individual applications and programs. Rarely, can these things could be managed or even understood by an individual businessmen owner. Even a unprecedented 77% of the enterprise owners puts their SSL certification under risk.
At the report titled ‘Avoiding the Hidden Costs of the Cloud’, the Symantec vividly point towards at the practical difficulty for cloud hosting.