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More small and mid-sized businesses are moving to the Cloud. And as their IT service company, they’ll look to you for advice. There are many cloud solutions you can choose from – AWS, Azure, or the Google Cloud Platform. But these public environments can present some security issues.

Selecting the right cloud solution for your clients can be overwhelming. You want to pair them with the Cloud that will work best for them, and one that will be easy for you to manage. However, with all of the security attacks on cloud solutions like Microsoft Azure, are you sure your clients’ information will be safe?

Did you know that there was a 300% rise in cyber-attacks in the Microsoft Cloud in 2017? This is according to the 22nd volume of Microsoft’s Security Intelligence Report.

According to Microsoft, more than two-thirds of the attacks on Azure came from IP addresses in the US, China, and Korea (32.5% 35.1% and 3.1% respectively). The rest came from 116 other countries and regions.

The report revealed that:

“Cloud services such as Microsoft Azure are perennial targets for attackers seeking to compromise and weaponize virtual machines and other services, and these attacks are taking place across the globe.”

Many of these security issues were due to weak, easy-to-guess passwords and poor password management. Others were due to targeted phishing attacks and breaches of third-party services. No matter what caused these cyber-attacks, Microsoft couldn’t prevent them.

Other security issues Microsoft revealed:

  • Account sign-ins attempted from malicious IP addresses jumped by 44% from Q1 2016 to Q1 2017.
  • The frequency and sophistication of attacks on both consumer and enterprise accounts in the Cloud are growing.
  • There have been significant increases in account hackings and malicious sign-in attempts, along with the stealing of online identities.

As you know, without a secure cloud your clients are vulnerable to attackers gaining access to their information, and maliciously using it to steal their data and potentially their money.

Is Your MSP Business Open To These Risks?

With IT service companies like yours providing cloud solutions for their clients, it’s difficult to ensure security for them. And with IoT devices coming quickly down the pike, there will be a lot more for you to secure. The shared responsibility with cloud providers leaves you open to risk.

Tier 3 (+) Data Centers

This is why smaller vendors like CPU that offer more personal levels of security and support are something to consider. Our cloud infrastructures are hosted in highly reliable and secure, Tier 3 (+) data centers.

A Tier 3 data center has dual-powered and redundant servers, network links, storage and IT components that are powered by multiple, active and independent sources of power and cooling resources.With the always active power supply and redundancy, they guarantee 99.982 percent uptime with less than two hours of downtime per year.

As you know, several organizations classify datacenters. But some CSPs self-classify. You shouldn’t trust this.

Security And Support For You And Your Clients

Without the inherent security issues found in other cloud services, CPU can provide higher value and higher margins. The CPU Cloud offers the security and reliability of Tier 3 datacenters with enterprise-class hardware and software.

Your clients’ data will be stored in a single tamper-proof online repository within secure and private multi-tenant data centers.

Security For Compliance

The margin for error in cloud services is razor-thin when it comes to compliance and data security. Especially in light of today’s stringent regulations – FINRA, HIPAA, PCI-DSS and more. You know how important it is for your clients to ensure their compliance, and you can help them do this with our Cloud.

  • The CPU Cloud delivers secure, managed private and public cloud IaaS services with disaster recovery, backup, and migration services.
  • When you partner with us, you can deliver unlimited storage and retention services for a predictable monthly fee.
  • This includes automatic upgrades, maintenance, and personal customer support that’s available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Make Sure Your Clients Feel Secure Using The Cloud

With all the uncertainty that surrounds cloud computing, you must ensure your clients feel secure using the cloud service you offer. Concerns about security have led businesses to stay away from public cloud services. This provides you with an opportunity to provide them with a better option.

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