5 Cloud Migration Security Questions to Ask Migration Vendors

Security assessment is the number one priority when exploring cloud migration solutions, and there are no two ways about it. But for any organization and its IT team that are completely new to migrating users and data from one cloud to another, the security assessment landscape can be quite confusing to navigate.

If you resonate with this, then you can explore some of the brief yet deep insights we have shared in this post and prepare your company’s security questionnaire. You can then use the questionnaire to assess the cloud migration solutions from all angles of security and compliance:

cloud migration security questions

1. How Does the Migration Tool Authenticate Clouds?

The first important cloud migration security question to ask any migration vendor is the protocol they use for authenticating the clouds. As you’d know, authenticating the source and target clouds is the first step towards setting up the migration for seamless user and data transfer.

Make sure that the vendor’s tool uses industry-standard protocols, such as the OAuth process, to secure the cloud authentication process. At CloudFuze, we implement the latest OAuth 2.0 technology to authenticate source and destination clouds with the secure token-based approach. This way, your company’s admin login details are not stored.

Learn more about the OAuth process in our Security resource page.

2. How Does the Tool Transfer Data with Optimal Security & Throughput?

The meat of the discussion, when assessing any cloud migration tool, must be around the process that the tool uses to transfer the data from the source to the target cloud. The latest industry-standard protocol to perform read and write functions is through the official APIs released by the cloud provider.

Our content migration tool, X-Change, performs the entire migration by implementing REST APIs. Our tool integrates with the REST APIs of all the leading cloud storage and collaboration services. Also, we configure our migration tool with dedicated high-performance servers and create multiple migration instances to maintain consistent throughput.

3. What Level of Encryption is Implemented During Large Data Transfer Streams?

To secure data in transit, implementing proper encryption is a must. Assess the type of encryption the cloud migration vendor uses when transferring large data streams. We use RSA 2048 encryption to completely secure the migration process while ensuring the transfer speed and throughput does not take a hit.

4. In What Ways are Compliances Maintained and Ensured?

Next, check the industry-standard security regulations that the cloud migration vendor adheres to. When doing this, also check if the migration vendor adheres to your country’s data residency regulations, such as GDPR for UK businesses.

We comply with GDPR, SOC 2 Type 2, ISO 27001, and other security regulations to ensure that you do not face any compliance issues. Learn more from our migration team.

5. How Are Migration Conflicts and API Rate Limiting Handled?

Cloud migrations, especially large-scale migrations, can have a lot of unanticipated roadblocks. Therefore, it becomes critical to understand how the migration vendor handles conflicts that might arise out of unforeseen challenges.

At CloudFuze, we ensure not to miss out on any grey area that can lead to complications during the migration. With our strategic partnership with cloud suite industry leaders such as Microsoft 365 and Google Workspace, we are equipped to promptly resolve any complication arising out of unforeseen challenges.

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