A recent study shows that cloud use is soaring among IT security leaders.
It was revealed in an IBM survey that 90 percent of IT security leaders have adopted the cloud, or are planning to integrate the cloud in the future. Furthermore, 75 percent of IT security leaders claim that their cloud security budgets will either increase, or increase dramatically, within the next five years.
Why are IT security leaders demonstrating such strong confidence in the cloud? A big reason can be attributed to the fact that the cyber threat landscape has grown more dangerous in recent years. In most companies, digital security is no longer viewed as a back-end IT problem, but a serious issue that could potentially compromise an entire organization if left unmonitored.
In order to meet modern cybersecurity challenges, many organizations are overhauling their security architectures. In doing so, the cloud is experiencing widespread adoption for the following reasons:
Lower CAPEX/OPEX: Besides the cost savings of a massive upfront capital investment, investing in the cloud also means being spared the financial and time-consuming burdens of support as well as costly hardware and software updates. A cloud-based security solution comes with access to the latest network equipment, overseen by a team of advanced IT professionals.
Real-time communication: As the survey also shows, over 70 percent of respondents claim that real-time security intelligence is taking on increased importance for their enterprises. The cloud streamlines security communication by making it possible to release updates to end-user devices as soon as they go out. IT departments do not have to wait several days or weeks to ensure that everyone is up to date with the latest software patches and installations.
Reliability: There is no room for system downtime when it comes to IT security. Investing in the cloud comes with the assurance of failover protection and network redundancy so that in the event power is lost, a natural disaster occurs or a critical network device fails, end users will not be affected.
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