Where Is Your Data Safe?

We are often asked the question, ‘Is my data safe in the cloud’? Well unless your data is on a device that has no communications interface and the device itself cannot be stolen, then the cloud is safer than any security measures you can support locally, with certain provisos.
As a Microsoft Partner, we have worked together for 25 years and have developed the Astec customer service package to take advantage of the most appropriate elements for our customers. Cloud services have developed over the past 10 years and are now the fastest growing opportunities allowing our customers to take advantage of new applications that can rapidly enhance your business processes.
So, is it safe? Microsoft delivers over 200 cloud services worldwide, including Bing, MSN, Outlook.com, Office 365, OneDrive, Skype, Xbox Live, and the Microsoft Azure platform. It brings to play more experience, more people and invests massive amounts in these services, far more than any SME could aspire to. It has globally based teams investigating threats and developing new barriers against these as well as fast response solutions when data threats occur.

secure datacentre servers

secure datacentre servers

This approach to securing online security starts in the datacentre, where physical security is the first step in securing your data and includes, video surveillance, monitoring and backup power (just in case the hackers have watched Mr. Robot). The network security controls include processes that stop ‘denial of service’ attacks (where the hackers bombard your site with high volumes of requests to overload your server). Host application security controls include security updates, malware protection, highly secure development and encryption options for stored data and during transmission across the Internet.
When it comes to customer controls, Microsoft provides highly secure identity and access management capabilities such as multi-factor authentication. Your data is secured through high level encryption, data loss prevention and antimalware protections.
Being in the cloud with a major Internet-based organisation such as Microsoft provides your business data with a wealth of technical experience and security structures. This data security allows you to develop your business with confidence that your data is secure and accessible when and wherever you need it.
For more information of Microsoft cloud services and how Astec can implement these highly secure services for you, call Astec on 01424 460721

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