Cyber security is an increasingly important topic. Whether you are in the construction, financial, legal, healthcare, education or many other industries, your data needs to be both accessible and secure. Internal and external security threats can affect your operations, earnings, and level of trust your clients have with your organization. With the growth of cloud-computing and mobile technology the demand to keep sensitive information and data secure will only increase.
Ryvit was founded on one fundamental observation: customers are demanding an integrated application experience for workflows and analysis. Coupled with this imperative, software companies are often failing to deliver because they lack development resources that can rapidly bring integration solutions to market. Recognizing this gap led to the Ryvit vision to create an ineternet platform as a service, plus offer incredible predictive analytics and bring development expertise to do all the heavy lifting for you.
The debate between cloud backup and on-site hard drive backup has been ongoing. There are pros and cons to consider for each including speed and reliability. Each of the solutions has its own vulnerabilities and risks associated with putting your company data on them. However, if we set all of those aside and only look at the bang for your buck, which one would win? For the hard drive option, when it comes right down to it, the larger storage space you want on your hard drive, the more you will pay.
Increase revenue and market awareness exponentially without an upfront development investment Figuring out how to effectively scale a software business is often best reflected by taking a walk through the boneyard of failed attempts of other companies just like yours. The big ideas—the solutions software vendors bring to market– have as much impact on scale as the steps the leaders of these companies take or don’t take to execute their vision. Grow or die. Scaling is an attractive characteristic of the software business for investors.
As small businesses migrate to the cloud for data storage and integrations, they need to also consider the unique set of security concerns that come along with the cloud. Data loss or leakage can be devastating in this digital age, especially if the data your small business stores on the cloud is both sensitive and valuable. The cloud, where customer data and programs can both reside, has changed key factors of business and security has to change with it. Applications and data in the cloud are more accessible to others, which can be a catch 22. Partners accessing your applications and data can be very beneficial, but if a hacker does the same, it is quite detrimental. Security measures aren’t just a C-level concern, either. The controls and measures taken need to be established company-wide. The Cloud Security Alliance is an organization that looks to make sure all businesses and individuals are protected with the growing reach of the cloud. They set blanket restrictions and standards, but it is up to you and your business to make sure the security measures taken match the level of sensitivity of your data. Hacks are still possible and the effects can be devastating to a small business.
Controls should be a major consideration when choosing a cloud provider. Set controls early in the process that make sense for your data and the right set of controls and monitoring ensure data segregation, data security, and infrastructure security remain sound. Who can access what? If an employee wants to access something they are restricted from, can they request access? What can be shared? How do you keep these separate? These sorts of controls will need to be built in when you migrate to the cloud. Part of the control setting is also making sure the total cost of ownership compared to the security measures taken for your data make sense for your small business.
APIs are what the security of the cloud are dependent on. Without secure and well-structured APIs, the cloud security will not be reliable. These interfaces are how cloud security is designed to control authentication and access, encryption, and monitoring. Vulnerabilities, which can be identified through testing, with your APIs leave you open to attack.
Encryption of your data should be a baseline security measure. You don’t want your cloud service to only store and backup your data, but provide local encryption as well, which will encrypt your files on your computer. With local encryption, not even the cloud provider would be able to access your data. You are able to set the level of protection and use two-step verification to secure your data.
Integrations are taking more than just the software industry by storm. Companies in every industry are demanding data be able to flow across different software and different applications. Integrations can heavily increase efficiency and gain a competitive edge through streamlined operations. Companies need to stay away from deploying integrations that will stand alone in a silo in order to reap as many benefits as possible. This means integrations need to be intelligent. The main integration types today are iPaaS, aPaaS, and SaaS.
“Software companies don’t typically have the resources or the time to focus on how other business applications use their data or services. They are focused on developing their product. The iPaaS model allows organizations to decouple from the process. A partner builds their API, exposes the objects and functionality they want to share and we do the rest. Ryvit manages the integrations, handles functional changes, monitors systems and hardware – and ensures every partner in the ecosystem can scale to meet demand with 99.99% reliability.” CEO, Ryvit Partner