Cloud Service Encryption: Eradicating the Risks of Shadow IT
Today, cloud computing has become inherent in the daily operations of many businesses. Services offered over the cloud are increasingly wide-ranging from e-mail to storage and web development to analytics. As organizations’ employees identify tools outside of the organization’s official software and web tools, the risk of “shadow IT” (or IT that an organization’s IT department is not directly aware of) increases. Although difficult to avoid, shadow IT opens organizations to potential risks as documents are unofficially shared and maintained in the cloud. Through VirtuCrypt’s Cloud Service Encryption (CSE) service, backed by Futurex hardware, organizations can introduce a system with the convenience of IT, but with enterprise-level security.
How VirtuCrypt Works
VirtuCrypt offers their own cloud capable of securing enterprise organizations’ cloud services. VirtuCrypt’s user interface, known as the VirtuCrypt Intelligence Portal (VIP) Dashboard, supplies users with intuitive management of Futurex encryption devices. With VirtuCrypt, organizations have the autonomy to decide whether they would like their devices to be maintained in their own corporate data centers or in VirtuCrypt’s geographically-separate data centers.
Introducing VirtuCrypt’s CSE
VirtuCrypt Elements Cloud Service Encryption, seamlessly integrates with common cloud service providers’ websites to present users with the familiar UI experience, but with greater control of where the data is stored. Users can link the service to internal processes. For example, organizations can have access to a site that looks and functions the same as the cloud service providers’ site, but with the assurance that their infrastructure is protected against shadow IT. By deploying hardened encryption comprehensively, organizations bolster their existing security and reduce the risk of a data leak or breach.
In January, Gartner Research projected that business leaders continue to control 38% of IT purchase decisions for the year. This means that business executives will choose the solution that is the most efficient and cost-effective. For the availability and integrity of your organization’s infrastructure, it is important that security also be a consideration. If your organization is interested in learning more, contact one of our Solutions Architects. Futurex and VirtuCrypt experts can advise your organization’s project managers and technical experts to deploy Cloud Service Encryption seamlessly along with other VirtuCrypt services.