While the cloud is becoming mainstream security concerns haven't exactly vanished. Sure, they may not halt cloud adoption entirely, but they are still top of mind for most organizations -and that's why many turn to service providers. However, a common misconception is that the service provider then bears full responsibility for all aspects of security. That's simply not true. As Mycroft, a provider of hosted security services explains: the responsibility lies in both the service provider AND the customer. It's important to understand that it's still an equal partnership as far as security is concerned:
"I like to say that cloud is not an excuse to abandon all of your security policies. It's not an excuse to say, ‘it's not my responsibility anymore, it's somebody else's.' At the end of the day, security is a shared responsibility between the consumer and the service providers involved. From Mycroft's perspective, I may say, ‘it's Mycroft's responsibility to manage the security of your environment for you.' But, customers still have a responsibility to understand what policies they have set and implemented, and what requirements they have established..."
Mycroft offers a unique approach to hosting security services in private cloud environments through the Mycroft Managed Elastic Accelerated Delivery (MEAD) environment, which is built on the CA AppLogic® cloud platform.
"What the Mycroft MEAD cloud platform allows us to do is encapsulate not just the server infrastructure, but the entire physical infrastructure supporting an application and all of the necessary interconnection points. It can be moved around from one data center to another, without requiring any reconfiguration."
As a result, Mycroft is able to pass along the savings to their customers:
"Our customers are able to realize between a 30-40% savings in implementation costs from deploying any of the CA security products on top of the CA AppLogic environment."
Watch this short video below to learn more about Mycroft and how they are making cloud security a thing of the past. And visit the Cloud Luminaries site for more on their story and other organizations who are paving the way in cloud.