1Netwrix Survey Shows Persistent IT Concerns About Cloud Security
2Cloud Adoption Is Soaring
3Here Are the Most Popular Cloud Models
When it comes time to adopt a cloud service, a whopping 73 percent of IT respondents said their companies chose a software-as-a-service application (SaaS). Another 50 percent plan to use SaaS tools. Infrastructure as a service is in use in 34 percent of cases and 41 percent of respondents said they’ll use IaaS at some point in the future.
4The Hybrid Cloud Is Popular
When companies go to the cloud, they’re not going all in on the public cloud. Rather, 40 percent of IT respondents said they’re employing a hybrid cloud model, compared to 21 percent for public cloud. In addition, 55 percent of companies said they will be adopting a hybrid cloud model in the future, topping the public cloud at 9 percent.
5Some IT Organizations Resist Moving to the Cloud
6Data Privacy Is a Top Concern
7IT Managers Worry About Malware, DDoS attacks on Cloud System
Even after companies have adopted a cloud platform, IT professionals still have very real concerns about security. Nearly 70 percent of IT professionals said their top security concern is whether an unauthorized user has accessed their data. Thirty-seven percent of IT professionals are worried about malware and the cloud and just over a third said distributed denial-of-service attacks keep them worried.
8Enterprises Want Cloud Security Guarantees
Given those security concerns, companies are seeking some security guarantees from cloud providers. The most important guarantee—and something that 95 percent of organizations are seeking—is that service providers have a way to monitor user activities on their platforms. Not offering it could be a deal-breaker for many organizations.
9Cloud Providers Don’t Offer Adequate Security
10Some Say Cloud Improves Security
11But IT Professionals Also See Cloud Computing Benefits
There are many other benefits to moving to the cloud, IT professionals told Netwrix. For instance, 68 percent of IT professionals said cloud services afforded them more flexibility in resource utilization. Six in 10 IT professionals also said the cloud offers more scalability. However, just 8 percent of respondents said they’ll expand their cloud adoption in the next year.