I’m sure most of us have heard the buzz around “multi-cloud” or “hybrid cloud.” But what exactly does it mean? And more importantly, what does it mean when it comes to security?

First, what does it mean: Multi and hybrid cloud are essentially the use of public cloud – like AWS and/or Google Cloud – along with a traditional datacenter or your own on-premises IT infrastructure, then making those work together to do whatever your business goal is.

Many organizations have been looking at cloud migration and a cloud strategy for a while. In fact, a recent trends report from 451 Research (COVID Update – 2020 Trends in Cloud & Managed Services Transformation) stated: “Hybrid/multi cloud is now a primary element of IT transformation (aspirationally, if not yet operationally).”

Although for the most part the cloud migration ball was already in motion, when the pandemic hit it meant IT departments had to ramp up their plans in order to support an almost entirely remote workforce overnight. Not surprisingly, one of the most effective ways to deliver services outside  the four walls of an organization is via the cloud. That, along with several other benefits that come with hybrid cloud – such as reduced costs, connected user experiences, and managed components – have made adoption a no-brainer.

So, what does this mean for security? Well, if we take a look at IoT trends and the development in that space, we see a lot of similarities. With IoT, more devices, apps and workloads were outside the environment, so there became a need to deliver certificates and security for something that used to be in a building – a need for remote management, visibility, and security for something you no longer have physical access to. The same applies for multi and hybrid cloud.

At Entrust, our digital security portfolio is independent of any one platform. We can run on-premises or in the cloud, and help organizations bridge their security policy and practice as they bring these two worlds together.

As part of our PKI portfolio, we recently launched Entrust PKI as a Service (PKIaaS), a continuum of our world-leading high assurance PKI solutions, applying 25+ years of PKI innovation and technology to a hybrid cloud model. And with that, comes many of the added benefits, such as:

  • Speed: PKIaaS deploys and expands within minutes, giving you a quick solution to secure your business use cases
  • Scale: It’s a highly performant, cloud-native system that grows as required with nearly limitless capacity, with our experts at the operations helm
  • Simplicity: It’s simple to deploy and adaptable, meaning it won’t block business
  • Secure: It gives you the assurance you expect from Entrust, providing you with dedicated CAs and protecting your keys in our datacenters

And all of this is accessed through our Entrust Certificate Services platform – PKIaaS along with digital signing and public certificates – meaning a single pane of glass to manage things in the cloud.

It doesn’t get much easier than that.

To learn more about Entrust PKIaaS, visit our product page.