One of the biggest security issues that organizations face is the fact that end users seek out cloud services for their desktop PCs and mobile devices. IBM recently conducted a study that shows up to 1/3 of the Fortune 1000 companies in the world are sharing corporate data on public cloud services. How can your organization combat this threat? IBM’s Cloud Security Enforcer is Big Blue’s take on laying down the law when it comes to utilizing cloud services.
Currently, IT administrators can only see a fraction of the things their end users are doing on a day to day basis. A Ponemon Institute Study says that over 40% of the new applications being published could potentially possess some sort of security bug, which could then put your corporate data at risk.
IBM’s Cloud Security Enforcer gives organizations deep insight into what cloud sharing applications are being used on both desktop PCs and mobile devices. Ensuring that your data is not being shared with unsanctioned apps is imperative.
For example, let’s say you get an employee that starts using personal email for work. They get a database of industry clients, begin saving documents in their inbox and they suddenly get offered a new job at a new company. That employee could then take that corporate data with them to their next job.
By using the Cloud Security Enforcer, you can ensure that your organization is only using the cloud apps that it has sanctioned throughout your environment. IBM has recently partnered with Box to sell cloud to specific industries, using solutions that are certified and recognized.
The Cloud Security Enforcer could serve IBM customers two purposes. On one hand, it limits the usage of unauthorized cloud services. On the other, it’s a great way for IBM to pitch their new partnership with Box, which can securely provide cloud services to businesses.