4 Ways Cloud Security Protects You From Malware
Over the past decade, the number of malicious programs (malware) created to interfere, disrupt, or completely shutdown your company’s computer software system has increased tenfold. In fact, reports indicate that approximately 450,000 types of malware are detected and registered every day, meaning the need for innovative and updated anti-malware software solutions only gets stronger, day in and day out.
To combat this increased risk of experiencing the virtual wrath of viruses, worms, trojans, rootkits, or ransomware, more and more companies have started utilizing cloud-based security systems to protect their sensitive information and data.
In fact, cloud-security has evolved into essentially all of our everyday lives, from accessing your email account, to logging into Netflix, to keeping your business phone system as secure as possible.
While you’re probably reaping the benefits of cloud-based solutions without even realizing it, understanding how it prevents malware from corrupting your personal and commercial computing systems will only work toward ensuring you’re no longer vulnerable to critical security risks.
To truly comprehend the levels of protection cloud security can provide, take a look at these four ways cloud security systems can boost your line of defense against pesky, down-right infuriating malware.
1. Security Bundling
Even the most tech-savvy individuals would have a hard time explaining all the ways malware can infiltrate your business computer system and create chaos. But when you’re equipped with cloud computing security services, you can have peace of mind knowing that regardless of your current network infrastructure design, cloud security offers extensive bundling options to protect all facets of your physical and virtual networks.
Cloud security software is designed to protect all of the following networks, features, applications, and services:
- Data storage and services (hard drives, computing hardware, any stored data, etc.)
- Physical networks (cabling, routers, climate controls, electrical power, etc.)
- Operating systems (batch OS, distributed OS, network OS, multitasking OS, network OS, mobile OS, real OS, etc.)
- Software frameworks (host or guest machines)
- Applications (Graphics software, Word processors, database software, spreadsheet software, etc.)
Cloud security is intended to protect all dynamics of your company’s networking infrastructure, all under one roof.
2. Automatic Updates
Too often do we find ourselves ignoring important security software updates, or simply assuming that our current antivirus software has the most recent malware protection patches installed. Perhaps the most convenient feature of cloud security is the fact that the software will update itself whenever the latest malware patches are available, so you won’t have to ever think twice about whether your antivirus software is up-to-date.
3. Advanced Firewall Functionality
In addition to automatic updates, cloud security services will also equip your commercial network system with all the latest firewall systems to help prevent unauthorized access into any aspect of your computer network, such as private networks, WiFi networks, or intranets and any shared-communications systems.
Advanced firewalls are designed to counter all the newest tricks and disguises malware utilizes to sneak its way into your computer system, with preventative features ranging from:
- Packet filtering
- Encrypted traffic analysis
- IP blocking
- Stateful inspection
- Port blocking
- Domain name blocking
4. Sophisticated Encryption
Finally, cloud-service providers offer premium data protection thanks in part to their advanced encryption capabilities. When it comes to data security, having innovative encryption features is an absolute must, to help scramble your data so that it’s only decipherable to anyone who has official encryption key access.
If your current antivirus software doesn’t have data encryption features, you’re only leaving your data more vulnerable to hackers who won’t have to deal with the extensive hassle of trying to unscramble your information.
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Every business thinks they're safe from hackers or malware until it’s too late. Dealing with the consequences of insufficient cyber security software is a fate no company should want to endure.
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