Implementing IP Address Restriction for Better Cloud Security

Pallavi Varanasi Cloud Security Expert - CloudCodes Software
  • July 11th, 2020

Need of IP Addresses Restriction

An IP address is an internet protocol address, which is a numerical label assigned to every device that is connected to a particular computer network using that Internet-Protocol for communication. IP addresses serve some primary principal functions. Host/network interface identification, as well as location addressing, are the fundamental principals of IP addresses. IP addresses are 32-bit numbers uniquely identifying a host (computer or some other device, like a router, printer, etc.) on TCP/IP network. An IP address is denoted in dotted-decimal form, with four numbers separated by periods. Enterprises need IP address restriction feature which checks users’ data access from different systems & different IP addresses for avoiding any unexpected data breach, which later on incures the data security losses. 

Cloud-Based Flexible Working Environment

These days, with multiple cloud apps, flexible work comfort is given to employees to augment productivity, which is happening, and organizations are benefitting from this setting greatly. But as more and more employees are working from home and also from other geographical locations, so they access their data from multiple systems with different IP addresses. So, the organizational data obtained by a particular user gets exposed to more and more IP addresses. Thus the fear of data leakage keeps hovering around, making data thefts a possibility of threatening overall enterprise security.

Cloud Data Accessible to Multiple IP Addresses

The biggest challenge with cloud working environments is easy and quick access to data from anywhere, at any given time, and also from any device. Such flexibility results in higher productivity levels of professionals at work, but also at the same time, this poses a severe cloud security threat, as well as critical data, is exposed. It thus is at stake of being lost or stolen or leaked. Usually, confidential, sensitive information gets leaked, and data breaches take place either by the organization’s people who are working within the system or sometimes even by outsiders with malicious intent.

IP Address Restriction – A Resolution

Considering the above issue, the role of CASB is thus gaining momentum gradually, and their CASB solutions have thus become the need of the hour. The IP address restriction feature of a well-known Cloud Access Security Broker, CloudCodes, helps ensure better security control. CloudCodes Access Control solution with IP address restriction feature keeps a check on users’ data access from different systems with different IP addresses for avoiding any unexpected data breach, which can otherwise incur significant losses to the firm. IP restriction feature of CloudCodes CASB solution helps in imposing IP restriction policies to ensure better security governance through pre-defined IP addresses within the cloud, thereby, reaching better security control. This IP Restriction feature of CloudCodes for Business helps to gain a better security handle for increased cloud security through amplified security governance. It is possible to block IP addresses from where the data is not authorized to be accessed. CloudCodes’ IP restriction is one of the most loved features of clients in various industry verticals. Majorly, the industries that prefer to use this CloudCodes IP address restriction feature are Finance, Logistics, e-commerce, Automobile, Manufacturing, IT, Telecom, and Healthcare (KPO).

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