As both applications and users become more mobile, managing the security of end points, networks and data is becoming increasingly complex, whilst the range of solutions available in the market is broad, and the skills in the market are relatively sparse.
The challenge many organisations experience is that traditional on-premise solutions only addresses a subset of an organisation’s security requirements, and therefore a combination of solutions is required to provide a secure environment.
On one hand, customers may be hesitant to consider elevating all security-related services to the cloud because of the sensitivity, risk, and potential liability associated with security and data breaches. However, as many organisations have already started moving data to the cloud, some form of cloud security must be implemented to secure the transmission, storage and access to that data.
Cloud Security solutions generally offer an “out of the box”, subscription-based security service which can be tailored and scaled to an organisation’s individual needs. Capabilities include end point security, secure internet gateways, NGFW, IPS/IDS, CASB, and Advanced Threat Protection, many of which can be sourced and managed through a single intuitive platform.
This presents an attractive proposition for many organisations as it aligns well to the “cloud first” IT strategy - it’s very agile, it can in some cases be more cost effective, and it frees up expensive resources to focus on proactive prevention.