3 Challenges in Data Security Management

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In today’s rapidly evolving digital landscape, data security management is paramount. As businesses increasingly rely on cloud services, managing data across multiple providers has become a pressing concern. With the transition from traditional vendor dependency to a diversified approach comes challenges, including increased costs and the need for additional tools.

 

 

This blog post explores three challenges that have made data security management more complex and critical than ever before. In addition, there are strategies for overcoming the challenges so that DBAs can ensure data security and integrity in today’s digital landscape.

 

1 Increasing Costs Due to Multi-Cloud Data Management

The cloud has transitioned from a novel concept to a mainstream solution. Now, many companies have servers with multiple providers, and each cloud location brings with it unique tools and protocols. While having several providers reduces a company’s dependency on one vendor, it increases costs due to needing additional tools and time spent in managing numerous systems.

 

2 Security Risks With Network Segmentation

Alongside the cloud’s rise, security has taken center stage. Network segmentation  (dividing networks into smaller, controlled segments) has become a critical strategy for enhancing security and reducing the risk of widespread breaches. 

 

However, network segmentation leaves organizations needing help to safeguard data across diverse and dispersed environments. Now, traditional approaches to cloud security can’t keep pace with the evolving nature of data and its associated risks.

3 Complexity From Outsourcing and Centralizing Operations

Outsourcing or centralizing operational functions significantly impacts data management. It adds complexity to the day-to-day tasks of operational staff, who navigate multiple customer networks. 

 

In addition, outsourcing operations also increases the demand for remote work, requiring secure network access for team members and consultants across multiple locations. Consultants specifically need timely and secure access to specific network segments, further complicating network management. Organizations must carefully balance accessibility and control to mitigate potential risks and vulnerabilities in this evolving landscape.

Cloud Router for Secure Database Management

At dbWatch, we provide managed services for a small group of customers. Essentially, we supply B2B services for ourselves, allowing us to fully understand the user experience. Responding to customer feedback and our DBAs, we developed Cloud Router. 

 

Cloud Router enables users to work securely from any location, accessing the resources they need to perform their jobs securely. The Cloud Router answers the modern demand for flexible, secure, and efficient operations management. 

 

The Cloud Router, developed by dbWatch, is an intermediary service for secure communication between different dbWatch networks operating via the Internet. 

Key Functionality

  • Layered Encryption: Ensure secure data transmission between networks. 
  • Independent Operation: Functions without requiring special privileges in the connected domains, reducing security risks. 
  • Easy Secure Access: Optimized for user convenience, the Cloud Router provides easy access from any location, maintaining high-security standards without compromising on ease of use. 

The Cloud Router is tailored for efficient and secure inter-network communication within the dbWatch ecosystem. 

Using Cloud Router in Data Security Management

In our DBA work, using the Cloud Router has changed how we manage our customers. Prior to May 2023, we maintained individual VPN connections for each customer – a necessary yet cumbersome and time-consuming task in multi-cloud data management.

 

The arrival of Cloud Router marked a pivotal moment in our operational approach. We began transitioning our directly managed customers to the Cloud Router system. The transition felt like entering a new era, with an immediate impact, particularly evident in these three areas: 

Secure VPN Alternative

  • Before our DBAs dealt with time-consuming VPN setup and maintenance. VPN work involved multiple people and had two weak points in danger of hacker attack. The first point was directly through the VPM, and the second was through the network of the VPN counterpart. As a Managed Service Provider (MSP) with several clients, this significantly cut down on our security risk caused by our vendor’s multiple VPNs. 
  • Now Cloud Router has streamlined how we connect to and manage our customer databases.

Logins 

  • Before our DBAs had multiple logins from a central location. As a result, we had to watch the exposed internal systems for attacks and track numerous end users’ logins and IDs.
  • Now we have direct and efficient interaction with customer databases, further enhancing our operational efficiency. 

Improved work satisfaction and efficiency 

After integrating the Cloud Router into our workflow, our technicians could complete more work with greater efficiency. They also noted increased job satisfaction. The Cloud Router didn’t just make their work easier; it made it more enjoyable. 

Conclusion 

Recently, we’ve experienced three challenges impacting our data security management

  1. Increasing Costs Due to Multi-Cloud Data Management
  2. Security Risks with Network Segmentation
  3. Complexity From Outsourcing and Centralizing Operations

The introduction of the Cloud Router has been a critical milestone in meeting these challenges. Its ability to simplify secure network communications and reduce reliance on complex VPN setups has been invaluable. 

 

We’re excited about the practical benefits it offers and are eager to share this tool with our customers. It’s a straightforward solution that responds effectively to modern networking challenges, and it can significantly improve operational efficiency for our users as well. 

 

When we fix one challenge, another will present itself. But, for now, we’re a few steps ahead of the current challenges.

 

Interested in discovering how Cloud Router can change your approach to secure database management?    Book a demo today.

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