Shared Responsibility

Cloud adoption by organizations require an understanding of how Security is a shared responsibility between the Customer and Service Provider.

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Cloud Security Shared Responsibility Model

Snapdocs would like to address the misconception that organizations sometimes have when adopting cloud based services, in this case the Snapdocs’ suit of products and services. The misunderstanding arises when cloud customers believe that they are either more secure in the cloud, because their cloud provider is securing them or that they are completely insecure, because it is impossible to secure the cloud’s large attack surface. But we are here to convey that both of these conclusions are incorrect.

The following models will outline where the responsibilities lie for IaaS, PaaS and SaaS providers (in this case Snapdocs) relative to that of the Customer.

Shared Responsibility Model

Snapdocs products that are running on AWS public cloud typically have three layers of shared responsibility – AWS, Snapdocs and the Snapdocs Customer. Each entity is responsible for different layers given the nature of public cloud, visibility and access levels, as well as contractual obligations.


Shared Responsibillity