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text 2018-08-23 07:40
Global Cloud Security Market Size is Set to Reach USD 12.64 billion by 2024

The global Cloud Security Market to reach USD 12.64 billion by 2024, driven by the increasing use of cloud services for data storage and curbing advances of cyber-attacks. It can be a product or solution focused on the security of compliance, governance and data protection.

 

Cloud-based services for data storage have increased over the past few years. Furthermore, companies are transferring their data to these servers owing to flexibility and cost saving. It is also used in non-traditional sectors such as online gaming and social media due to high storage space.

 

Cloud identity & access management were widely used followed by email & web security owing to increasing demand for high-level security of data and identity security in organizations. Public services held 35.6% of the market share in 2016 owing to its strong security track record and transparency of leading cloud providers. However, hybrid deployment is estimated to be fastest growing market owing to cost saving model, improved security, and enhanced organizational performance.

 

Browse Details of Report @ https://www.hexaresearch.com/research-report/cloud-security-market

 

Demand for safety solutions in government agencies, healthcare, e-commerce, insurance, and banking has been increasing as a result of rising incidence of cyber-attacks. Large scale enterprises are increasingly adopting cloud security services owing to frequent attacks on data centers. Small & medium scale enterprises are estimated to show considerable growth at a CAGR 35.1% over the forecast period as there is increased awareness of security threats.

 

North America is the major revenue generator owing to advanced IT infrastructure and presence of a large number of cloud security providers in this region. European countries such as U.K., France and Germany are key user countries of these solutions. Asia Pacific is expected to witness a double-digit growth over the forecast period owing to increasing IT infrastructure.

 

Cloud Security Alliance, a Non-Profit Organisation, was established in 2008 to promote best practices for safety in the space. The organization provides education for security in all forms of cloud services. Lack of awareness about security, inconsistent network connections in developing countries and lack of proper standards are restraining factors for cloud security market.

 

Active companies in the market are adopting the strategy of merger & acquisition. For instance, in 2016, Symantec acquired Blue Coat to expand its operation in cybersecurity space.

 

Hexa Research has segmented the global cloud security market based on type, end user, deployment, vertical and region:

Segmentation by Type, 2014 - 2024 (USD Million)
• Cloud Identity & Access Management 
• Data Loss Prevention (log & SIEM)
• Email & Web Security
• Cloud Database Security (Virtualisation)
• Cloud Encryption
• Network Security (Firewall)

Segmentation by End User, 2014 - 2024 (USD Million)
• Large scale enterprises
• Small & medium scale enterprises

Segmentation by Deployment, 2014 - 2024 (USD Million)
• Public
• Private
• Hybrid

Segmentation by Vertical, 2014 - 2024 (USD Million)
• Healthcare
• BFSI 
• IT & Telecom
• Government
• Retail
• Others

Segmentation by Region, 2014 - 2024 (USD Million)
• North America
    • U.S.
• Europe
    • UK
• Asia Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
• Central & South America
• MEA

Key players analyzed:
• Trend Micro Inc.
• Intel Security 
• Symantec Corporation 
• International Business Machines Corporation 
• Cisco Systems, Inc.
• CA technologies 
• Fortinet, Inc.
• Sophos Ltd.
• Ciphercloud, Inc
• Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.

 

Browse Related Category Market Reports@ https://www.hexaresearch.com/research-category/technology-industry

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url 2018-08-17 07:47
Why Migrate to The Cloud and What is “The Cloud”?

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url 2018-08-17 07:23
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text 2018-08-10 07:59
ESDS’s Disaster Recovery offering comes to DNDCCB’s rescue

Circular from RBI mandated all co-operative banks to implement CBS that would assist in providing round the clock processing for all the products, services, and information of a bank. DNDCCB opted for Data center setup in their own premises and ESDS was selected as end-to-end solution provider for setting up the Data center, redundant network connectivity to all branches and Disaster Recovery at ESDS Data center on Cloud Hosting model.

 

Incident

 

On Sunday, April 17, 2016, the officials at Dhule & Nandurbar District Central Co-operative Bank Limited were thrown into turmoil when they saw fumes coming out of the windows of their Head office. The fire started at around 8:30 am on the third and fourth floor of the bank where the corporate offices were located. DNDCCB’s on-site DC located in the same place hosted all the critical data and client information along with all the transactions and banking operation information. Losing this data could have resulted in some serious consequences. The fire was so intense that it took around 70 fire brigades and 5 hours to get the situation under control. The Bank lost all of its IT assets and important documents in the accident but thankfully the DC was on the second floor so it was unharmed. While there was no harm to the Servers and Storages in the DC, but the outdoor units of PAC’s and Electrical Systems had got damaged, so the DC became completely inaccessible.

 

Since the Business Continuity Plan was already in place by ESDS, all the data was safe and business operations could be resumed without any loss of data.

 

Execution Framework

 

ESDS’s dedicated monitoring team caught site of the scenario and immediately instructed the bank officials to shut down the DC operations on priority & have it sealed.

 

DC Security team contacts BCP Committee for DR Approval:

 

The incident took place around 8:30 am and the data was backed up at DR Site (ESDS Data center) till 8:28 am. As soon as the Security team informed ESDS about the Scenario, the 24/7 support team contacted DNDCCB BCP Committee. After investigating the complete situation of the fire disaster at DNDCCB, it was concluded that the bank head office has taken a major toll due to the catastrophe and it can take weeks, if not months for the bank to completely resume its standard operations. In the meantime, ESDS’s “Service Delivery” team took charge of the situation and made sure that DNDCCB DC infrastructure is secured by taking preventive measures on-site and took consent of the BCP committee to initiate DR process.

 

After DNDCCB’s BCP Committees consent, ESDS was able to immediately initiate the DR switch over within 2 hours of the disaster. Dhule BCP team was then updated about the DR activation and requested to verify data integrity and application accessibility at their end.

 

Service Delivery

 

After successful switch over to DR site at ESDS, the Service delivery team took a follow up for another 4 hours and made sure that all 90 branches of DNDCCB are connected to the DR site and the operations are running smoothly at all branches. “Complete Disaster Recovery” was achieved with near zero data loss.

Operations Recovered from DR Site:

 

The Dhule & Nandurbar DCCB was successful in transitioning all of its 90 branches to the DR site and was able to make sure the banks operations don’t get hampered. To the outside world, the bank was open for business as usual. The Bank has been able to curve paths towards achieving business benefits by offering state-of-the-art services to customers through their branches across Dhule & Nandurbar districts with no hindrances in its work processes.



Best DR practices every organization needs to consider before implementing a DR solution:

 

It is very important that the DR location ought to be no less than 150 km’s from the DC site and not so far that it hampers the required RPO & RTO. The required RPO can be determined by calculating the cost of downtime for the business and weighing it against the respective investments in DR infrastructure. It should be noted that while there are tangible costs that results from business interruption, there are also intangible costs that would surface in the form of lost opportunities for new business to the competitors, loss of reputation etc.



Importance of DR Drills:

 

DR Drills plays a vital role in the whole process but its importance is often ignored by many organizations. ESDS makes sure to perform at least two DR drills every year with DNDCCB team in order to test all the applications, creating solutions for ways to access the critical applications and programs in the event of a disaster. This is done in order to rectify any discrepancies found during the drill thereby eliminating them during the actual Disaster. This is one of the most crucial parts of the disaster recovery plan for any organization. In the event of disaster, where the operations from HO as in the case of DNCCB are down, RBI has very strict policies to adhere in CBS, as it can result in the voiding of SLA’s and cancellations of Licenses.

 

In this article, we have sketched out DNDCCB’s present business continuity arrangements, in terms of various requests from the financial institutes. It ought to likewise be noticed that, in spite of the fact that the Bank’s DR plan incorporate arrangements to address extremely severe conditions resulting due to a disaster, it is not necessary that all the financial institutions be prepared for such conditions in the same manner.



Significance of DR

 

The 17th April Fire Incident at DNDCCB head office have demonstrated the significance of business continuity planning/Disaster Recovery addressing wide-range interruptions and prompted numerous financial institutes to audit and fortify their own DR arrangements. To empower and help these moves by financial institutions, and along these lines guarantee the viable functioning of payment and settlement systems, security & stability of the financial market in India even in times of disasters.

 

“Disaster Recovery isn’t a one size fits all methodology. Every business is distinctive and every application, a group of clients and organization will have distinct necessities. Our real-time auto scaling Cloud platform is a perfect fit for all types of Organizations and all such DR setups are managed and monitored 24×7” says Piyush Somani, MD & CEO, ESDS Software Solutions Pvt. Ltd.

 

Disaster recovery and business Continuity planning are basic parts of the overall risk management for an organization. Since the majority of the threats can’t be dispensed, organizations are executing disaster recovery and business continuity plan to get ready for possibly unexpected disasters. Both procedures are similarly critical on the grounds that they give detail strategies on how the business will proceed after extreme interferences and catastrophes.

 

In the case of a disaster, the proceedings with operations of your organization rely upon the capacity to replicate your IT frameworks and information. The disaster recovery arrangement stipulates how an organization will plan for a disaster, how the organization will respond, and what steps it will take to guarantee that operations can be reestablished. Disaster recovery depicts the greater part of the strides required in making arrangements for and adjusting to a potential disaster with a guide that will reestablish operations while minimizing the long haul negative effect on the organization.

 

On the other hand, Business continuity plan recommends a more thorough way of ensuring your business is operational, after a characteristic calamity, as well as in the case of littler disruptions. Business continuity includes keeping all parts of a business functioning as opposed to simply technology systems. DR arrangement is a genuinely new approach that teaches what steps an organization must take to minimize the impacts of administration interference. This will restrict the transient negative effect on the organization.

 

Key Takeaways:

 

  • DNDCCB was able to tackle a crucial disaster situation which could have hampered the entire operation of the bank.
  • 100% uptime for Data Center, DR, and 99.95% connectivity uptime achieved for all branches
  • The entire set-up deployed for DR is capable of recovering in case of disasters at a primary location within an hour (RTO = 1 hour).
  • Secure Connectivity solution from 90 branches to the DC
  • Prior DR Drills Assured Smooth & Secured move to the DR Site after the incident.
  • Disaster Recovery monitoring with eMagic DCIM tool made it easy to address the calamity the

moment it happened and take appropriate actions.

 

  • Short RPO helped in zero transaction loss.
  • Bank was able to continue regular operations within an hour after the incidence.

The objective behind this article is to enlighten all the banks & financial institutions with the importance of DR/Business continuity plans. It is very important to have the right approach, well-defined DR plans and an experienced technology partner in place. DNDCCB was smart enough to do so, are you?



DNDCCB

Mr. Dhiraj Chaudhary

CEO, DNDCCB

 

Data Sensitivity is an integral part of any organization and DNDCCB being a co-operative bank had all their critical data hosted at Dhule Data Center. DNDCCB had a forecast and vision for the requirement of a DR solution. DNDCCB with the help of ESDS pro-actively Implemented DR Solution around 2 years back. DR site was up and fully functional with regular DR Drills & Testing performed by ESDS at least twice a year. DNDCCB was never prepared for any Disaster, but the mandate from RBI to have a fully functional Disaster Recovery site is what saved us from a major Fire hazard that completely destroyed our Head office and the Data Center at Dhule also got badly affected. The bank highly appreciates ESDS support with the successful & efficient transition of its 90 branches to the DR site and made sure the banks operations doesn’t get hampered due to the Fire scenario happened at its head office. The Bank has been able to curve paths towards achieving business benefits by offering state-of-the-art services to customers through their 40+ branches across Dhule and Nandurbar districts with no hindrances in its work processes. The bank was fully functional from the very next day without any data or transaction loss. Network service was scaled to other 50 branches within few days and all 90 branches started running from the Disaster Recovery Cloud hosting solution provided by ESDS. All our branches continue to function from the DR solution of ESDS from last 2 months.

Mr. Rajvardhan Kadambande

 

Hon. Chairman, DNDCCB

 

After the Fire incidence, ESDS’s DR Rescue team was available at the incident site within 2 hrs. The support team after analyzing the complete scenario and understanding the criticality of the situation worked 24/7 on the DR Activation process ensuring all the branches were fully operational the very next day of the incidence. I would like to extend my gratitude on behalf of the bank. We are really thankful for ESDS’s Exuberant support in such a crucial moment of time. Loss of any data would have created major problems for the DNDCCB Bank, but we were fortunate enough that ESDS restored entire banking operation from the DR site with 0 data loss.

 

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ESDS restored entire banking operation from the DR site with 0 data loss. For more information, visit us at: Disaster Recovery AND Data Center

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text 2018-07-26 08:22
Why Smart Cities need solid cloud computing foundation

A city is not just as smart as its people, but also as much as its computing prowess and in that department cloud is the over-arching technology with super computer-like proficiency. The First-ever IDC Smart Cities Spending Guide released in March this year predicted that spending will accelerate over the 2016-2021 forecast period, reaching $45.3 billion in 2021. In Asia-Pacific (except Japan) alone, the Smart Cities will consume $28.3 billion in 2018 alone! With such investment-heavy projects in the offing, use of the best technology in business is only just organic.

 

About Smart Cities

 

To have sustainable economic development and improve the quality of life of citizens, countries all over the world are proceeding towards establishing ‘smart cities’. Now, any city cannot be termed smart if it has certain amount of automation incorporated in its system. A city can be called 'smart' if this economic development and high quality of life is achieved along with organized conservation of natural resources as well as with participation from its citizens. The investments in human capital and technology should produce a smart city that include networking applications, data management and optimization, sensors, software and real-time information analytics that can transform the urban environment and address specific needs.

 

Thus, use of ICT solutions is inevitable. These can help in resolving urban problems and monitor their functions. While new technology and innovation are the need of the hour in any Smart City solutions, there is also the need of great capacity.

 

Cloud Technology

 

A common string that connects the entire smart city is data and not just some but terabytes and petabytes of data that gadgets connected to people, buildings and transportation among other things create. Without a strategic approach to control this data smart cities cannot deliver on their promise.

 

Handling such huge quantity of heterogeneous data requires high storage capacity and computing power. For this, the continually developing cloud computing scenario coupled with Internet of Things needs to be widely deployed in cities. The cloud will facilitate storage, integration, processing and analysis of this big data in low time frames.

 

Currently, many citizen services involving IT are delivered by domain-specific vendors through tightly coupled systems. Services like transportation or health care have domain-specific application requirements leading to isolated systems with firmly joined infrastructure and application logic. Scalability is a challenge in these systems, and the creation of new services is hampered due to closed relationships between stakeholders. Cloud solutions can reduce such intergovernmental silos wherein different departments have no idea or understanding of what other departments are doing. Such domain-independent, cloud-based service-delivery platform for smart cities delivers an open and scalable platform and encourages collaboration between stakeholders in both IoT and clouds.

 

Cloud solutions can also support both public and private deployment models. In the former, the stakeholders can keep their applications on a public cloud while in the latter, they can deploy services on equipment at their own sites and feel the maximum potential of privacy and security requirements.

 

The rise of IoT has given birth to thousands of interconnected devices that can be exploited for mischievous purposes posing demonstrable security risks that clouds can aptly eliminate.

 

Clouds also help in extracting maximum value from the data received since not all data needs to go to the same applications all the time, but the right data needs to get to the correct applications at the right time. Clouds can help in managing data across all environments including edge, data center, private, public, hybrid clouds and the billions of connected devices being added to the network.

 

Thus, a well-built cloud platform can offer a cohesive, single-window view with quick scalability that enables quicker processing of the data at the source for faster and more accurate results.

 

Well, we reserved the biggest benefit for the ending note! Clouds can enable operations cost reduction in Smart Cities. A city is not a smart one until it utilizes its resources optimally and that also includes capital.

 

 

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A city is not a smart one until it utilizes its resources optimally and that also includes capital. For more information, Visit us at: smart city architecture AND smart cities in India

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