Can you bring security from the mainframe to the cloud?

Companies making the transition to the cloud need to be able to trust their legacy applications and know that they will run securely in an online space. Even when older and not up to date, mainframes may have their own existing security standards that need to translate to a decentralized position when the time comes to make that change.

Part of maintaining mainframe security relies on consistent reporting. According to IT News, security compliance reviews are lagging behind for South Australia's mainframe provider, something an audit noted as a "failure of the state and the service provider" that comes as the government Housing Trust attempts its own mainframe transition.

For a successful cloud implementation, companies should be sure to keep ahold of all of the benefits in their traditional mainframe system. Though the new formats of mobile devices require some adaptation, the old data has to be safeguarded and treated the way it would be in its native environment.

IT administrators will have the tools to enforce greater security when they run a browser emulator for non-intrusive hosting. Used correctly, this software can replace products with glaring security gaps and make server-side management easier. For an organization trying to maintain a high level of security during improvements, this is an important distinction.

Mainframes have their own features that can be observed as your business pursues new network solutions. Government agencies and private companies alike have to decide whether their modernization will preserve the level of security necessary for protecting important data, all while keeping it accessible on all devices.