Improve data security with cloud servers

Wednesday 19 December 2012

Small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) can improve levels of security by using cloud servers, it has been claimed.

According to Virtual Internet, this approach ensures businesses receive round the clock protection for their data and other confidential information.

In a Cloud Tech blog, the firm explained that companies' data is constantly monitored remotely.

"Companies experiencing power cuts or hacker infiltrations will have their systems and data secure," Virtual Internet stated.

With data held off-site by a third party specialist, it is kept secure should there be a hardware failure, theft, fire or natural disaster.

But data remains available when and wherever companies need it.

"Cloud servers offer unprecedented accessibility," Virtual Internet noted.

"You can get your information anywhere, on any device, whenever you like, so long as you have an internet connection."

Deloitte Consulting director Chris Weitz recently claimed it can work in a company's favour to store their data with a large-scale provider - as security resources can be focused on defending fewer attack points.

"Cloud computing companies are very, very incentivised to have the world's best security, because their entire business depends on it," he told Search Cloud Computing.

"There's every bit of evidence to suggest that the security in cloud companies is better than any other security in the world, including at any enterprise or corporate organisation."

Posted by Alex Boardman