Cloud Identity

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The findings of a recent survey, commissioned by NetIQ through IDG Connect, found that increased cloud-based software-as-a-service (SaaS) application use by businesses has led to more confidence amongIT decision-makers that corporate data is better secured now than it has been in the past.

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Cloud Identity

  1. 1. Cloud Identity - Infographic Compliance Within the context of moving data and applications to the cloud, the vast majority of respondents said that they expected few or no problems with respect to to legislative compliance. Most (58%) were very confident that they could demonstrate compliance within the cloud and over one-third (37%) were moderately confident. While levels of confidence in EMEA were slightly lower (45% very confident, 47% moderately confident), this is likely to be a consequence of the stringency of security and privacy legislation in some European countries. in association with Impact of mobile devices on SaaS applications The impact of mobile devices on SaaS usage varies considerably across geographies, and may mirror the adoption rates of BYOD (bring your own device) within corporations. Impact of mobile devices on SaaS applications (globally) The relationship between cloud and mobile devices is clearly a complex one, as different organisations are adopting different strategies, based on their circumstances, business models and processes. For example, a company seeing a large increase in SaaS along with mobile devices use may be managing a major decrease in in-house infrastructure and taking the opportunity to move applications and data into the cloud. On the other hand, the smaller proportion that expects to see a decrease in SaaS applications might be taking the opportunity of its new mobile platforms to cut back on lightly used services. There is a strong belief among respondents that cloud-based applications can increase the security of the organisation. Despite the concerns shown about migrating to the cloud, it is clear that moving to an infrastructure that is not hosted in-house is seen as a better solution from a security perspective. 15%75% 10% Expected security impact of SaaS applications SaaS applications have increased business information security SaaS applications have decreased business information security SaaS applications have had no impact on business information security Cloud-based software services (SaaS) have had a huge impact on business globally, and growth in the usage of SaaS has in turn been driven by other changes, especially the growth in the use of mobile devices. Growth and impact of cloud-based software services 96% say the number of SaaS applications will grow by at least 50% or more 75% say SaaS has increased business information security 53% say that mobile device usage has increased the usage of SaaS 53% 43% 21% 16% 10% 10% Mobile devices are driving a significant increase in SaaS use Mobile devices are driving a slight decrease in SaaS use Mobile devices are driving a significant decrease in SaaS use Mobile devices are driving a slight increase in SaaS use Mobile devices are having no effect on SaaS use Mobile device deployment means SaaS application usage has grown by 67% in North America Mobile device deployment means SaaS application usage has grown by 51% in EMEA Mobile device deployment means SaaS application usage has grown by 38% in APAC Very confident that they could demonstrate regulatory compliance Moderately confident that they could demonstrate regulatory compliance Not at all confident that they could demonstrate regulatory compliance Concerns about cloud migration Respondents were asked what their concerns were about moving to the cloud, and how strong those concerns were. The top six issues about which respondents expressed any level of concern when migrating to the cloud are: Security/ confidentiality of customer information Security of intellectual property or trade secrets Security/confidentiality of employee information Corporate (organizational) financial information Security of e-mail communication Business intelligence 93% 90% 90% 88% 88% 88% 75% 96% 58% 37% 5% 67 51 38

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