58 percent of organizations interviewed by Forrester Consulting for their Total Economic Impact™ (TEI) Study, agreed that DaaS is more secure and more reliable than traditional VDI. However, there is still a good percentage of CIOs who still believe that migrating to the cloud will increase the risk of cyber-attacks and data stored in the cloud is vulnerable.
Migrating to cloud does not guarantee network security, however when compared to traditional datacenter-based solutions, DaaS, when used for delivering new models for Hybrid work, is proving to be more secure than traditional desk top delivery solutions. In fact, further research done by Forrester and IT Central Station shows that there is a significant increase in cyber security when migrating data and apps to the cloud.
There are strong arguments to cloud migration – particularly from a security aspect as described below:
IAM vs PAM – what’s the difference? Both PAM and IAM are common methods used for high level security and are sometimes thought to be interchangeable. However, there are fundamental differences that need to be taken into consideration.
IAM uses the features of Zero Trust security which, requires users to be identified and authenticated every time they access the enterprise network. IAM can be deployed either on premises or via the cloud and can include a Single Sign-On (SSO) or multi -factor authentication (MFA) which are common components of IAM.
PAM however is a sub-system of the IAM process. PAM identifies users who have permission to access privilege and / or sensitive information. PAM goes beyond both SSO and MFA and makes use of dynamic authentication for each session.
In short IAM identifies each user and allows them access to the company’s network, whereas PAM requires further authentication and manages the user’s actions limiting the availability of information a user can access based on strict permissions protocols.