Most of enterprises believe cloud apps are as secure as on premise, states research
The most recent report from cloud access security provider Bitglass contains an intriguing finding most enterprises surveyed believe cloud apps are simply as secure as on premise the very first time.
The study, titled ‘The Rise of Purpose-Built Cloud Security’, notes that as cloud applications mature, enterprises are seeing cloud security as more and more impressive. Over fifty percent (52%) of individuals polled stated these were confident of cloud apps being secure his or her on-prem equivalents, up 12% out of this time this past year.
Regardless of the security of cloud apps, user conduct can cause an issue, using more than half (53%) of firms quarrelling unauthorised access was the ‘single greatest threat’ to cloud security, while Bitglass also argues usage and understanding of shadow IT practices are earning little impact on altering corporate processes. The amount of organisations getting policies banning employees from unsanctioned application usage went up from 36% to 42% in the last year, although a lot of companies – including MobileIron and Egnyte – now advocate embracing shadow IT for greater productivity.
Nat Kausil, Chief executive officer of Bitglass, argues that although cloud technology is improving, the standard security providers – 59% of respondents believe traditional security infrastructure is not able to completely secure data within the cloud – might be in danger. “IT leaders realize that traditional security tools aren’t designed for the cloud and therefore are limited within their capability to safeguard data outdoors the organization network,” stated Kausil. “While major cloud apps invest heavily in security, it can be the enterprise to make sure secure, compliant utilisation of the cloud.”
When it comes to vendors, Microsoft is constantly on the extend its lead over Google based on Bitglass. 61% of organisations polled have existing or planned Office 365 deployments, up from 45% the prior year, while Google deployments go lower to 26%, from 29% in 2015. Research from BetterCloud this time around this past year found there is a ‘clear trend’ for bigger organisations to use Office 365, and smaller sized more agile firms to choose Google Apps.