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The unprecedented rate at which cloud and SaaS, in particular, are adopted by large companies has made the concerned IT teams focus more on data privacy, a new research contends. 64 percent of all the information technology decision makers (ITDMs) believe that the increasing rate of SaaS adoption is outpacing their ability to secure it. According to a 2018 Enterprise Cloud Trends Survey Report by the cybersecurity firm iboss, nearly half of the 200 ITDMs who participated in the survey were hesitant to adopt SaaS-based security solutions.
Although there have been notable advancements in the SaaS models, many IDTMs still doubt the stability and security levels of these models as compared to on-premise models. Considering the fact that data operation using SaaS involves the usage of shared servers, IDTMs find data to be safer when operated using on-premise, and purpose-built appliances. The CEO of iboss remarked that many of these concerns are not legitimate as several cloud models exist which are not in the limelight yet and might address all the concerns of these IDTMs.
Today, abiding by the norms of GDPR, many security-concerned vendors could be held responsible if data shared in their servers is breached. To make sure that data remains safe, companies need to engage efficient SaaS providers who can secure personally identifiable information and financial data. These vendors bring transparency in terms of security and also demonstrate multi-leveled security layers to protect client data. Most of the recent and updated security features include application and database security, along with physical security protocols for data center facilities.