security of cloud applications

Security of Cloud Applications

Cisco provides a solution to maintain the security of cloud applications

A cloud application, or cloud app, is a software program where cloud-based and local components work together. This model relies on remote servers for processing logic that is accessed through a web browser with a continual internet connection.

Cloud application servers typically are located in a remote data center operated by a third-party cloud services infrastructure provider. Cloud-based application tasks may encompass email, file storage and sharing, order entry, inventory management, word processing, customer relationship management (CRM), data collection, or financial accounting features.

Today, cloud-based apps are at the center of the business universe. They streamline just about everything we do and enable the agility, scalability, and innovation that keep organizations competitive and future proof.

But apps also bring added layers of complexity — and vulnerabilities — that have security teams playing a constant game of catch-up. And as the pace of app development and redesign accelerates to meet ever-changing business demands, app teams grow more and more siloed from their counterparts in security. That creates a very different level of agility within businesses, and it opens a huge amount of innovation