Fingerprint integrated in a printed circuit, releasing binary codes


In the last blog, we introduced what the “Infrastructure as a Service”, or “IaaS” is.  This can be deemed to the be the first layer of a Cloud Infrastructure.  In this piece, we examine the second layer of the Cloud, which is known as the “Platform as a Service”, or “PaaS” is.  We also review how Biometrics can be used to secure this layer.

The PaaS

The second deployment model for the Cloud Computing Infrastructure is known as “Platform as a Service”, or “PaaS” for short.    It can be specifically defined as:

“A complete development and deployment environment in the cloud, with resources that enable you to deliver everything from simple cloud-based apps to sophisticated, cloud-enabled enterprise applications . . . PaaS includes infrastructure—servers, storage, and networking—but also middleware, development tools, business intelligence (BI) services, database management systems, and more.”


How Can Biometrics Be Used to Protect the PaaS?

As can be seen from the definition, the PaaS consists of both the hardware (primarily the servers) and software aspects.  So, in other words, it is essentially yet another server but unlike the IaaS platform, it also consists of many types of software as well.

In order to protect the server aspect of the PaaS, the same methodology that was used to protect the IaaS can also be used again in this instance.  In most cases, the PaaS servers will be stored in yet another separate area of the Data Center (away from the IaaS servers).

In these instances, Biometrics can also be used to protect the PaaS servers.  For example, once the employee has gained access through the 1st point of entry (via the Hand Geometry Scanner), he or she can then gain access to the 2nd point of entry (this is the area where the PaaS servers are stored) by having their identity confirmed by a Fingerprint Scanner,



By using a Hand Geometry Scanner and a Fingerprint Recognition Device in tandem like this, it also serves a Two Factor Authentication (2FA) solution.

Our next blog will examine the third critical piece of the Cloud, which is the “Software as a Service”, or “SaaS”.  This the one part which is the most widely used component of any Cloud based infrastructure.


29 thoughts on “Biometrics for Cloud Infrastructure – Pt.3

  1. As you protect your laaS same is applicable to your paaS it needs to be protected too using biometric security. If you need this then you can contact Los Angeles IT Service to get it done.

  2. For a complete development and deployment environment in the cloud, with resources that enable you to deliver everything from simple cloud-based apps to sophisticated, cloud-enabled enterprise applications. You are in for a two factor authentication and Los Angeles Computer Company are able to provide this expert touch. Enjoy them

  3. It is great news that deploying biometric security for the PaaS system makes it have a 2FA model of security. This is much more secure and would put the security concerns of the IT Service & Support teams to rest.

  4. PaaS is the second layer of the cloud infrastructure. As such it should be very well secured and one way of doing this would be doing IT Consulting beforehand.

  5. Once you get to the second layer of the cloud infrastructure setup things start to get a bit complicated. This is where IT Outsourcing would really come in handy for the less tech savvy companies.

  6. Any Computer Company would be happy to learn that a biometric security system implemented on a PaaS basically adds a second layer of security to their entire cloud infrastructure. Added security is always a welcome idea.

  7. When it comes to the cloud, small and mid sized businesses should never have to go it alone. They can always seek the help of a Los Angeles MSP like Be Structured.

  8. I believe any Computer Company should us this because it can be very effective security wise. I know movies tend to bypass it easily but in reality it does not work that way. You cannot cut a finger of a dead person and then use it no!!! I will not mind using this method to secure my files too.

  9. The sure bet for all servers protection is employing the services of Los Angeles Managed Service Provider, they will sure do a good job of adopting it for any company.

  10. Fingerprints serves a Two Factor Authentication (2FA) solutio when you’re in with Los Angeles IT Outsourcing. Nice one…

  11. Its good to know that biometrics can be used to protect the PaaS servers. ..its also wise to have Computer Company protect your cloud infrastructure

  12. There is with no doubt you do posses the necessary and needed IT services skills. I would recommend anyone to hook up with you. For the while I have been following you, you posses great sagacity.

  13. Biometrics can also be used to protect the PaaS servers, making it more secured. Los Angeles IT Outsourcing has experienced services to cover all your needs with PaaS.

  14. With the use of Biometrics can also be used to protect the PaaS servers, the security will now be three Factor Authentication (3FA) solution. Nice security ways for IT Service by Los Angeles Managed Service Provider.

  15. In the real sense of it, both software and hardware infrastrature of PaaS should be secured to avoid it being easily compromised. Good IT Service is the answer here.

  16. Be strustured is a great Computer Company specialized in It services, I really apreciate that you share this informative posts with the people to help them ubderstand about the network and risks that the data is exposed and how to prevent the cyber attacks and improve the proceses.

  17. Cloud technology is truly an amazing thing. Companies should really avail of the great IT services in the LA area which provide this kind of protective support for PaaS like what could be done for the IaaS.

  18. The fingerprint scanners seem like excellent protection for PaaS servers. This high level computing service sounds like a great stride towards the future for online networks. Once again, Be Structured proves to be the best Los Angeles Computer Company for cloud methodology and security systems.

  19. The information presented here can be of great importance the IT Service and Support teams the world over. Thanks so much for freely sharing this 🙂

  20. I don’t see any non IT based company fully understanding the intricacies of PaaS or the cloud infrastructure security in general. They are better off conducting intensive IT Consulting before making any decisions.

  21. In my view one of the easiest ways to ensure that your cloud data is always secure is to leave the job to professionals using IT Outsourcing. Of course a Biometric security system is always preferable.

  22. A Computer Company that fails to secure its cloud adequately can be sure to face immense data breaches in the future. Cyber attackers are lethal now more than ever.

  23. When it comes to anything cloud related the best Los Angeles Managed Service Provider to go for is Be Structured. They are particular very good with anything security related.

  24. IT Service Support is vital in this since at the end of the day biometrics are still machines that may broke down and is forever gonna need human intervention. It is a bit old sure thanks to the speed technology evolves these days but it is still reliable. I will give it that.

  25. PaaS just like laaS needs to be secured and there’s a good Los Angeles IT Services that can handle it to just have to contact them for help.

  26. With Biometric scanner atimes misbehaving, like the fingerprint not accepting ones print, IT Outsourcing in Los Angeles got you still covered. That’s why it pays to keep your IT infrastructures in safe hands. Paas is a two way secured cloud infrastructure

  27. Los Angeles IT Services will enable companies to deliver everything from simple cloud-based apps to sophisticated, cloud-enabled enterprise applications .

  28. Well,the two factor authentication solution may be good in keeping the cloud infrastructure secured,it’s also wise to use an IT Service Support..

  29. Two factor security plus the biometric own makes it three factor. That a big security man. No one can easily penetrate in. Thanks Los Angeles Managed Service Provider for posting this safety tips.

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