Cloud Application Security

In the brave new world of cloud computing, how do you protect your information assets beyond the firewall?

More companies are turning to cloud computing to help reduce costs, increase workforce mobility and make better use of existing staff. Despite these advantages, a big question remains: how do you ensure the security of cloud data and applications?

The fact is, once you move your applications to a cloud provider, you lose the visibility provided by your network perimeter security to see and stop attacks in progress, particularly with software-as-a-service (SaaS) applications such as SalesForce.com, Google Apps, and Microsoft Office 365. And you can’t always rely on cloud application developers to secure your most vulnerable information assets. In many cases, unmanaged endpoints (e.g., employee personal machines, kiosk machines, business partner devices) create additional risk of compromise of cloud accessed information. To protect your data, you need to prevent common scenarios such as:

  • An executive logs in at a hotel business center to check his current inventory status, and the next user on the machine steals his login credentials to access his corporate supply chain information.
  • A strategic account manager is targeted by a hacker for his CRM data, which is stolen and used for social engineering attacks.
  • Using Google Apps, an accountant downloads company spreadsheets to his home laptop, and hidden malware on his machine steals corporate financial information contained in the files.

Quarri is optimized for cloud security.

Quarri can help you ensure cloud data security with a solution that integrates easily with your SaaS and other cloud-hosted applications. And you can do it without gateway appliance deployments or complex application rewrites. With Quarri, you can:

  • Ensure effective, on-demand security for all your web applications, internal or external.
  • Use behavioral analytics to identify and block keystroke logging and screen capturing malware.
  • Prevent users from copying, printing, or saving sensitive information, including from browser-launched document viewers like Adobe Reader or Microsoft Office.
  • Eliminate hostile or unnecessary browser plug-ins that can compromise data.
  • Deploy on-demand security on machines with a browser in kiosk mode and running with guest privileges.