Cloud intelligence tool puts big data security at the core of redesign

Morphean launches significant upgrade to cyber secure cloud platform with two-factor authentication to increase data protection and ensure GDPR compliance

Cloud analytics and security-as-a-service innovator, Morphean, has put cybersecurity at the heart of the design of a significant upgrade to its intelligent software platform.

The Morphean platform takes cybersecurity to the next level, giving users the ability to deploy two-factor authentication to access the platform and the insights within it that are derived using artificial intelligence. This ensures the PII held remains impenetrable, and readies its customers for a cyber secure future.

In light of the increasing cyber threat encountered by all industries from across the globe, and the concurrent need for legislative measures to ensure compliance, the Morphean platform delivers a robust and secure cloud environment. The upgrade will remove some of the burden of regulatory compliance such as the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), meaning the user can focus on implementing the insights delivered by the platform to drive business performance.

Rodrigue Zbinden, CEO at Morphean, states, "Security as a Service means exactly that. Creating world class cloud analytics and business intelligence technology is no longer enough in today's cyber threat landscape. We have to ensure that our solution is more secure in every way than an on-premise alternative. That is why Morphean only hosts its platform in Tier 3 data centres or higher. We collaborate with proven hosting partners, respecting the highest and strongest certification standards* in all regions we operate. Morphean has already begun upgrading its existing customers to benefit from the platform's new features as part of the as-a-service model."

The growing number of devices connected to networks, and the resulting volume of data, provides not only exciting opportunities for businesses to extract meaningful insights from that hosted data, but it also puts the security of such data firmly in focus. Where once, these data sources were limited to physical security devices such as surveillance cameras and access control, with the growth of IoT the Morphean platform will now collect data, and extract insight from any network connected technology.

This is possible in a variety of sectors, including retail, transportation, industrial applications and government-related industries. In retail, for example, utilising data from IoT devices is enabling immersive shopping experiences that appeal to today's digitally-native shopper. Smart cameras are helping store managers map out a customer's journey through its outlet by identifying hot zones; smart shelves are helping retailers identify when stock requires replenishment, or if many high-value items have been taken in quick succession, which could indicate a theft.

"From very early on, cybersecurity has been an important consideration within our technology," Mr. Zbinden continues. "We've been helping service providers secure systems by automatically changing the root password of a device recurrently, encrypting all communications via SSL and facilitating the connection of a device to the server. We also regularly utilise security professionals to audit our platform via penetration tests. Having access to game changing business intelligence is only effective if the technology utilised is 100% cybersecure, and compliant with local legislation. We believe the new Morphean platform effectively achieves this."

* These include the ITIL framework, ISO 27001, ISO 20000, PCI DSS, ISAE 3402 and SSAE 16 Type II, as well as, the incoming GDPR.

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