Cloud Security fear is fading among Enterprise Businesses

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Amazon Web Services CIO Stephen Schmidt said that cloud security fears are slowly fading away among enterprise businesses. Speaking at the AWS Enterprise Summit, Schmidt claimed that big enterprises are showing a high comfort level in moving workloads to the public cloud and that’s due to the fact that they can use the same security features as they use on-premise.

As big firms need to protect customer information due to prevailing laws, security implementation in their on-premise environment becomes crucial. And as AWS and other cloud platforms are having the potential to work with same security software and hardware that is used on-premise, enterprises love this cohesive security concept.

For instance, Trend Micro offers deep security which also works on the cloud. In a similar way, Splunk can be used for log analysis on-premise and in the cloud.

AWS Enterprise Summit, being held in London has revealed that the perception of large enterprises when it comes to cloud security has changed over the past few years.

Almost five years ago, enterprise heads were interested in security and cost saving aspect while embracing cloud concepts. After the news broke out of NSA spying on the web practices of US populace, things did get ugly for cloud adoption.

But now, the perception has broadened a lot among large enterprises as cloud platforms are offering proactive ways to defend themselves against cyber attacks. Adding to this trend is the certification and accreditation race to gain third party badges, where independent auditors are coming in and giving their consent for each platform that it is fully secure.

Therefore, all those enterprises who were a bit apprehended to accept cloud applications, are now lining up to reap the benefits. This clearly suggests that cloud fear is fading away among enterprises.

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Naveen Goud is a writer at Cybersecurity Insiders covering topics such as Mergers & Acquisitions, Startups, Cyber Attacks, Cloud Security and Mobile Security

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