How Vanguard Is Helping Customers Securely Deploy Cloud-Based Services
Many large enterprises are looking for ways to outsource email and other applications to the cloud. A critical requirement for making cloud outsourcing migration a success is to ensure that security exposures are not increased.
While cloud-based services provide many benefits, they can also significantly increase an organization’s security risks and vulnerabilities, especially if proper processes to safeguard corporate data are not implemented.
In today’s cloud-based world the requirement to separate access, control and data is not an option; moreover a required fiduciary responsibility.
Vanguard’s Enterprise Cloud Authentication makes the task simple and provides the control required across the enterprise. Today Vanguard supports any SAML-based cloud. This includes cloud solutions like Google, Yahoo, Sales Force, Microsoft 365, LinkedIn, and any other Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML)-based cloud.
The Vanguard solution works with both z/OS Security Server or standard Windows Active Directory. Vanguard Enterprise Cloud Authentication also includes comprehensive options for multifactor authentication including Token, Tokenless and PIV Card Authentication.
The customer benefit data is maintained in the cloud where you benefit from high performance processing and access that cloud solutions deliver. Access is through standard access and authentication from the likes of Google, Yahoo, Sales Force etc… however; control is administered remotely. Data and passwords are separated and never in the same place. If data is breached, no password or credentials are associated.
The mainframe has been providing shared computing resources (known today as cloud computing) to enterprise customers for more than four decades. These services, previously known as timeshare services or data service vendors, provide companies with a shared pool of computing resources that are managed centrally and deliver on-demand user access to applications and services.
To minimize risk, enterprises using for cloud computing must ensure that their systems are secure and control is centrally managed. Only authorized, and authenticated, users should be allowed to access sensitive cloud-based data and applications. Securing the cloud is complex, but no more difficult than many of the security challenges that Vanguard has been solving for customers for more than 30 years.