Implementing IP Restriction for Better Cloud Security

admin Cloud Security Expert - CloudCodes Software
  • November 29th, 2017

IP Addresses

IP address is basically the Internet-Protocol address, which is a numerical label that is assigned to every device that is connected to a particular computer network using that Internet-Protocol for the purpose of communication. IP addresses serve some major principal functions. Host/network interface identification as well as location addressing are the main principals of IP addresses. IP addresses are 32-bit numbers uniquely identifying a host (computer or some other device, like router, printer etc) on TCP/IP network. An IP address is usually denoted in dotted-decimal form, with 4 numbers that are separated by periods.

Cloud Based Flexible Working Environment

These days, with multiple cloud apps, flexible work comfort is given to employees so as to augment productivity, which is in fact 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 accessed by a particular user gets exposed to more and more IP addresses and thus the fear of data leakage keeps hovering around making data thefts a possibility threatening overall enterprise security.

Cloud Data Accessible to Multiple IP Addresses

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

IP Restriction – A Resolution

Considering the above issue, role of Cloud Access Security Broker is thus gaining momentum gradually and their CASB solutions have thus become the need of the hour. The IP restriction feature of a well-known Cloud Access Security Broker, CloudCodes helps ensure better security control. CloudCodes CASB Access Control IP 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 great losses to the firm. This IP restriction feature of CloudCodes CASB solution would help in imposing IP restriction policies to ensure better security governance with the use of only some of the pre-defined IP addresses for gaining better security control through lucid visibility into how the company’s data is being put to use, within the cloud, thereby, reaching better security control. This useful IP Restriction feature of CloudCodes for Business helps to gain 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 by clients in various industry verticals. Majorly, the industries that prefer to use this CloudCodes IP restriction feature are Finance, Logistics, ecommerce, Automobile, Manufacturing, IT, Telecom, and Healthcare (KPO).