The Balancing Act Between Access, Usability & Security

According to Netskope, cloud computing now accounts for nearly 23 percent of total IT spend. Why? Because the cloud empowers people to get jobs done more quickly, easily and efficiently as compared to traditional computing tools.

Cloud apps account for the largest portion of that IT spend, with the average enterprise using about 738 SaaS apps. That’s 10 times more than IT expected. In fact, total SaaS revenue is expected to grow to nearly $100 billion by the end of the year.

3 Key Cloud Security Areas to Focus On


According to Gartner, 38% of companies that do not plan to use the public cloud state their reason is due to security concerns. Some organizations that leverage a hybrid approach can strike a balance between meeting user demands for availability and flexibility without sacrificing security.


Organizations should use different tools designed to manage the security of virtual machines as it requires a different level of vulnerability management and patching processes. And without the traditional, physical blinking indicator lights, virtual machines present even more complex, dynamic challenges.

SaaS Applications

Although SaaS applications increasingly offer more security, control and functionality, they are primarily under control of end users. That means minimal transparency and little to no customization. To keep things even more interesting, many organizations are using hundreds, if not thousands, of apps.

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