Trust is fundamental in choosing any cloud computing service, and it develops from the amount of data security that you avail. When you are sure of complete data protection, there is every reason to trust the service.
Ignorance Leads To Apprehension
Users are very sensitive about the security of cloud computing because of their concern about the precious data they store in the cloud that is worth more than the most valuable possessions. Perhaps the invisible existence of the cloud has something to do with the apprehension about its vulnerability. Users might feel that data would remain more secure when stored in front of the eyes, on site, although this is not at all correct.
Salesforce intends to take cloud security to the next level so that the cloud becomes an impregnable fortress for data. Read on to know how they achieve it.
Building Trust By Staying Transparent
Gaining the trust of users is essential to building their confidence about the reliability of cloud computing services. It is also necessary for implementing superior security systems that ensure safe cloud computing. By maintaining transparency about the security measures, Salesforce has been able to generate trust among users.
The better you can keep a tab on events as and when it occurs, better you would be able to maintain the security of the system. In simple words, you must stay proactive and know about what is happening on the system to ensure better security.
Authorization For Accessing Data
The aspect of authorization is an important security feature for any software application to ensure that only authorized persons can access the data. However, for Salesforce, the authorization aspect acquires special importance due to the multi-tenant nature of the platform where a wide range of clients works on the same platform for different services.
The virtual openness of the cloud might make it appear as if anyone can access the data stored in it, but this is far from the truth. By keeping the data isolated it is possible to keep it most secured, and Salesforce uses this technique to assure users that their data remains well protected.
Authentication and Encryption
The technology used by Salesforce for authorization and authentication keeps it much ahead in ensuring the best security of data. For the purpose, they use Transport Layer Security (TLS), which is the most advanced version of data security management. By using the latest technology, it is possible to ward off threats to security that also keeps increasing. Thus, data remains safe and secure in the cloud.
Security Health Check
Although it is the primary responsibility of the cloud service provider to ensure complete security of data, users too must share the responsibility for proper data protection.
Sharing Best Security Practices
For maintaining real security, the service providers and users must work together as partners. It will never be possible to ensure complete security by relying on the strength of service providers alone as explained above.
Only when users and service providers work in perfect harmony, can you achieve the highest standard of security that keeps data free from all threats? This is when users become empowered to do their jobs efficiently and safely.
Lucy Jones has worked on the Salesforce platform for more than a decade. Briefly, she was associated with Flosum.com, as a CRM Specialist. Having a penchant for writing, she is planning to launch a blog site soon.