We live in a data-driven world. Regardless of the size of the business, security of the website, applications, data, etc. is one of the top priorities for most companies. When you are connected to the internet, one thing is certain – you will be prone to cyber-attacks. And since businesses are embracing cloud network nowadays, there is an increased demand for Cloud-based security.
Before we look at the cloud-based security tools, let’s take a quick peek at the benefits of these tools:
- Better tracking and monitoring of cyber-attacks.
- Real-time signature and firewall updates to block malicious traffic.
- Live 24×7 monitoring of the website.
Top Cloud-Based Security Tools
Sophos started providing security tools like antivirus and encryption around 30 years ago. Today, they also offer cloud-based security solutions like firewall, mobile security, web security, etc. through a console called Sophos Central offering the following features:
- Anti-exploit and anti-ransomware
- Root cause analysis for protection against advanced threats
- Intuitive user interface
- Enterprise-grade web protection
- Enterprise mobility management solution
- One-click server lockdown
- Securing wireless networks
- Device encryption
- Email security, etc.
SiteLock protects over 12 million websites around the globe and is offered by many top Cloud Hosting providers too. It offers a 360-degree monitoring, detects threats and fixes them, ensures protection from attacks in the future, and improves the overall performance of the website. It also offers dynamic and static caching and a global Content Delivery Network (CDN).
Proofpoint offers a cloud-based security solution to respond to cyber-threats in various channels like emails, web, cloud, and social media. Proofpoint offers the following features:
- Threat Protection: Eliminates email threats and quarantines anything that gets through
- Information Protection: Protects critical email messages, limits data exposure, and prevents data loss.
CipherCloud is another cloud-based security solution offering security and compliance across Software as a Service (SaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS). It monitors and analyzes the data and helps to protect it.
There are many other cloud-based security solutions available with different features and pricing. Assess your security requirements well before selecting a security solution. Remember to choose one which offers regular monitoring and support.
Have you used any of these security tools? If yes, do share your experience with us in the comments below. You can also share the details of some other network security tools that you might have used.