The ability to securely and quickly bridge inter and intra-enterprise hybrid IT environments is an important factor in the success of a digital business transformation. These could include on-premises, cloud and applications embedded in them with their associated data.
As organizations transform their business processes digitally, data security has become one of the biggest concerns in today’s world.
Securing data with a Hybrid Integration Platform
Here are five ways a hybrid integration platform helps IT organizations manage data better and keep it secure.
1. Control what systems access your data
Managing data access in individual systems can put data at risk of exposure and unauthorized access in the downstream system. With the help of a hybrid integration platform, you can centrally manage the systems and users for access to individual sets and establish policies. It helps you secure your sensitive data by letting the data get accessed through governed data connections by authorized users.
2. Secures connection protocols between systems
Securing data connections can be difficult with a huge variety of system components in the IT system. Not all the components may have the security management capabilities required to protect your data. A hybrid integration platform lets you use robust security protocols for all components to protect your business from data-associated risks.
3. Manage all connections through a management console in one place
Individual systems need to share data with each other for modern IT environments to work efficiently to support your business. However, managing a number of point-to-point interactions can be difficult. A hybrid integration platform offers a centralized space to monitor, update and manage all data connections to keep the It environment uncomplicated and business processes working smoothly.
4. Update credentials
Passwords and other credentials should be updated regularly to ensure they’re not stolen or misused and your data is secure. In an IT environment with multiple point-to-point data connections, you need to change passwords for multiple systems which creates a risk of a system or more getting missed. A hybrid integration platform offers a centralized space to update and manage all passwords to ensure all passwords are updated effectively.
5. Respond confidently to any security issues
Information security threats have increased tremendously in recent years. No matter how strong your security systems and solutions are, the risk is never zero. Incidents can still happen and your IT team should be prepared to respond. When you manage your data connections on a hybrid integration platform, you can disconnect any compromised component immediately from the IT ecosystem to protect other components from getting hacked. After the threat is over, the disconnected component can be reconnected easily and the normal processing can be resumed.
To mitigate risks and ensure that your digital business processes work smoothly, it is essential to secure company data. A hybrid integration platform helps you secure data by providing a centralized space to manage all connections including on-premises, in the cloud, IoT devices and third-party services between IT systems.