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Why You Should Choose a Security-First Cloud Solutions Provider

By WatServ

August 3, 2022

There are many different considerations you need to think about when selecting a cloud solutions provider. How much will they charge? Will they be flexible enough for my business? Do they have the right expertise to steer us through the next few years?

These are all typical questions when trying to find a partner that will be managing a critical part of your business infrastructure. But there is another question that you should probably ask before all the others: do they take security as seriously as we do?

Once you introduce a public cloud into your business there will be additional security considerations that need to be managed in partnership with your cloud solutions provider. Security becomes a shared responsibility.

Cloud security compliance is constantly changing to adapt to new regulations and realities of the security environment. Cloud software systems are updated to meet these changing realities all the time.

But risk mitigation is possible. Security needs to become a way of life, a process that takes first place in everything your organization does.

With a cloud solutions provider that puts security first you can expect a trusted partner who:

  • Understands and tackles both current and emerging threats
  • Provides 360 insights into how to mitigate risk (allowing you to stay focused on leveraging the power of the cloud to drive growth)
  • Supports you to meet your security obligations by engineering and maintaining an environment that minimizes risk, and provides continuous threat monitoring, detection, and mitigation
  • Adapts to address new challenges and to ensure all necessary compliance
  • Adopts the most up-to-date and effective mitigation strategies available

According to the Ponemon Institute’s Cost of a Data Breach Report, the average cost of worldwide data breaches in 2020 amounted to $3.86 million. The figure in 2020 was only slightly lower compared to 2019 when it hit $3.92 million. Contrary to worldwide trends in 2020, the U.S. saw a dramatic increase in data breaches compared to 2019.

Sometimes it can even feel like a lucky escape if your business loses only a few million because of a security breach. Regulated industries can face far more challenging reprimands from their official trade body and on occasion it may be difficult to recover your reputation with customers. A data breach can be an existential challenge.

Security breaches can create financial loss, reputation damage, and require expensive remediation efforts. Protecting your cloud services, therefore, is crucial to protecting your business and your customers.

As stated in the introduction, there are many questions when selecting a cloud solutions partner, but this focus on finding a security-first partner needs to be at the top of the agenda. You need a partner that will go above and beyond a mere contractual relationship to protect your business.

WatServ’s experienced team is dedicated to providing best in class cloud security services so that your business can enjoy the benefits of the cloud—and have peace of mind that your cloud security is in expert hands.

Learn more about how WatServ provides in-depth cybersecurity expertise and capabilities including advanced technology, managed services and support as part of our CloudSecure solution.

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WatServ is an IT solutions provider that helps organizations digitally transform through cloud technologies and managed services.

Serving clients as a trusted advisor since 2006, WatServ provides experience-tested, strategic solutions across all stages of the digital transformation journey. Clients choose WatServ to migrate infrastructure and applications to the cloud, secure critical data, implement disaster recovery, deploy virtual desktop, enable data-readiness for productivity solutions and manage IT environments.

Our clients span a broad range of industries, and we’re a global supplier of IT services for many Brookfield Portfolio Companies. To help our mid-size clients, we provide scalable offerings that simplify cloud adoption and drive business optimization. For enterprise clients, we co-create cloud solutions that enable stability and efficiency for complex IT tools and processes.

With more than 15 years of experience, WatServ has a track record of delivering quantifiable business results and a superior client experience. Ranked as one of Canada’s Top 100 Solution Providers for the last three years in a row, WatServ is always on.

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