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Coming to Grips with Multi-Cloud Security

Michael Fulton
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Security is top of mind these days. Every few weeks we hear about another new incident that has ended up costing millions and forever damaging a company’s reputation. Data breaches, ransomware, DDoS attacks, and ongoing cybersecurity threats are not only escalating but also becoming more costly. A recent report from the Ponemon Institute has the average cost of a data breach in 2020 coming in at $3.86 million.

The biggest challenge for CIOs and CSOs is how to stay ahead of the curve. Dealing with hundreds of different cybersecurity software tools and options, including managing policies across disparate IT environments, puts even the best management team on its heels.

Today, more than 80 percent of organizations use multiple cloud IaaS and PaaS providers, but many do not have a comprehensive multi-cloud strategy, according to Gartner. The same report goes on to say that executive leaders need to move to a “deliberate multi-cloud” model and strategy, in order to control costs, manage complexity and optimize the quality of cloud-related IT delivery to the business1.

This rising level of complexity means that security can’t be addressed in a piecemeal way or be an afterthought. It requires what we call at Expedient our Cloud Different approach.

We’ve taken the guesswork out of security management. Our latest offering, the Expedient Security CTRL Suite, simplifies and streamlines security for multi-cloud environments. These capabilities are delivered in a turnkey package that covers the gamut from Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) and firewall options to Expedient’s Push Button Disaster Recovery. You can protect any workload in any environment through cartelized policy and security management while providing a consistent user experience—so there’s no need to manage multiple security tools that vary based on where their systems are running.

By providing a curated technology stack backed by decades of implementation and security expertise, we’re helping to safeguard our client’s technology and corporate reputation. By understanding the risks, you can mitigate them. Factor in the white-glove service and support Expedient is known for (24/7, 365 days a year) and clients gain a trusted security advisor every step of the way. Now that’s peace of mind.

To get an idea of how devastating a ransomware attack can be, consider what happened to National Auto Care earlier this year. A leading provider of vehicle service contracts, warranties, and asset protection products, the company was the victim of a ransomware attack that completely disabled network access to its employees. In less than 48 hours, Expedient has them back up and running. To find out how, listen to our conversation with Pankaj Singh, CTO at National Auto Care.

As Jazz virtuoso Charles Mingus says, “the greatest ideas are the simplest”. Let us show you how to reduce “cloud sprawl” and security complexity.

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1 A Multicloud Strategy Is Complex and Costly, but Improves Flexibility: Published by Gartner, March 17, 2021 (Analyst Lydia Leong, ID G00741389).

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