[WEBINAR] The New Normal: Dealing with the Reality of an Unsecure World

Cloud App Policy

Definition - What does Cloud App Policy mean?

A cloud app policy is a set of rules and procedures defined by an enterprise in order to ensure that corporate security plans and regulatory requirements are in accordance with the cloud application usage by the staff and organization. This includes maintenance and management of cloud app control, cloud access control and policy enforcement to protect the organization and its data.

Techopedia explains Cloud App Policy

With the adoption of cloud-related technology by many organizations and enterprises, the confidentiality of sensitive data has become an important issue. Despite the convenience and flexibility associated with cloud apps, privacy and security are exposed to certain risks.

Cloud app policies vary from enterprise to enterprise. In most cases, a username and password are assigned to each concerned worker to log in and certain app(s) or data are hidden depending on the access rights of the user. This may include limiting certain activities, such as preventing the downloading of documents at certain hours, preventing the sharing of documents outside of the company during certain periods, preventing the uploading of sensitive content to certain apps, etc.

Techopedia Deals

Connect with us

Techopedia on Linkedin
Techopedia on Linkedin
"Techopedia" on Twitter

Sign up for Techopedia's Free Newsletter!

Email Newsletter

Join thousands of others with our weekly newsletter

Free Whitepaper: The Path to Hybrid Cloud
Free Whitepaper: The Path to Hybrid Cloud:
The Path to Hybrid Cloud: Intelligent Bursting To Amazon Web Services & Microsoft Azure
Free E-Book: Public Cloud Guide
Free E-Book: Public Cloud Guide:
This white paper is for leaders of Operations, Engineering, or Infrastructure teams who are creating or executing an IT roadmap.
Free Tool: Virtual Health Monitor
Free Tool: Virtual Health Monitor:
Virtual Health Monitor is a free virtualization monitoring and reporting tool for VMware, Hyper-V, RHEV, and XenServer environments.
Free 30 Day Trial – Turbonomic
Free 30 Day Trial – Turbonomic:
Turbonomic delivers an autonomic platform where virtual and cloud environments self-manage in real-time to assure application performance.