Cloud security: 3 reasons why your business needs AWS managed services

August 23, 2021 Claranet Limited

Over the past 18 months, for all-too-familiar reasons, cloud adoption increased dramatically. The trend looks to continue throughout 2021. Indeed, worldwide end-user spending on public cloud services is set to increase 18.4 percent this year to $304.9 billion. 

Accelerating AWS cloud adoption 

Cloud infrastructure enabled businesses of all sizes to keep working in a difficult period, supporting remote access to essential services such as: 

  • Video conferencing 
  • File sharing 
  • Remote access to critical business applications 
  • Website services 
  • Email and calendars 

AWS cloud customers were no different. In fact, throughout the pandemic, many IT leaders accelerated the move to the cloud and looked to managed service providers like Claranet for help. After all, managing on-prem data centres can be challenging if you're stuck at home. 

Security skills shortage 

However, the industry as a whole faces a shortage in security expertise. Nearly half (48%) of UK businesses have a basic skills gap, according to a UK government report. Around a third lack advanced skills in areas such as penetration testing, forensic analysis, security architecture and incident response. 

AWS managed services for cloud security 

The combination of accelerating cloud adoption and the security skills gap point to the need for expert external help. 

With AWS Managed Security Services from Claranet Cyber Security, you can embrace the cloud knowing we've got your back. 

Here are three reasons why your business can benefit from our help. 

1. You are in complete control 

With our AWS Managed Security Service, you get the security mix that is right for you. We base this on your specific security requirements, so the whole service is right-sized (and priced) for what you need. 

We offer flexibility and control, allowing you to choose individual services or combine elements from six domains: 

  1. Vulnerability management 
  2. Cloud security best practices and compliance 
  3. Threat detection and response 
  4. Network security 
  5. Host and endpoint security 
  6. Application security

2. You can monitor data compliance more effectively 

Did you know that only 39 percent of IT decision-makers consider themselves responsible for data compliance on cloud services? Yet, legally the responsibility lies with the data holder, not the cloud service provider. You can't outsource the liability or the responsibility, but you can get help to meet your obligations. 

With AWS Compliance Monitoring, our service allows you to scan your environment against two or more of the below standards: 

  • CIS AWS Foundations 
  • PCI DSS 
  • HIPAA 
  • HITRUST 
  • ISO 27001 
  • MITRE ATT@CK 
  • SOC 2 

3. You can detect and respond to threats faster 

The cloud brings many benefits, from increased agility and faster scalability to cost improvements and easy data access. Yet, being in the cloud can introduce new security vulnerabilities as your 'attack surface' increases. 

In addition to the first-rate security inherent to AWS cloud, our service allows you to detect, prevent and respond to security threats faster. 

We do this by providing full and rapid visibility of all security issues within your AWS environment. They are then triaged and enhanced with recommended actions from our security team. 

Not only that, if we detect a high priority security event, we provide a 24/7 alert service, letting you respond quicker, reducing the impact to your business. 

Flexible, effective AWS security from Claranet 

This means we are able to provide 24/7 managed security services to AWS customers. We act as an extension of your team, enhancing your security posture and reducing total cost of ownership (TCO) 

So, no matter the size of your AWS environment, you can rest assured that your environment is being monitored by cloud security experts with over 20 years' experience. 

If you'd like to secure your AWS environment, get in touch today. 

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