ESG Research Report: The Visibility and Control Requirements of Cloud Application Security
ESG Research Report
ESG’s cloud security research was designed to gain insights into the awareness of, requirements for, and future plans with regard to cloud security. Participating organizations were required to be using cloud services in production, with individual respondents responsible for or highly familiar with their company’s cloud security requirements, challenges, and subsequent plans. Survey participants represented a wide range of industries including manufacturing, financial services, health care, communications and media, retail, government, and business services. For more details, please see the Research Methodology and Respondent Demographics sections of this report.
Report Info
Table of Contents
  • Executive Summary
    • Report Conclusions
  • Introduction
    • Research Objectives
  • Research Findings
    • Data security is the top concern, initiative, and functional requirement for cloud security solutions
    • Shadow IT and sanctioned IT are the visibility and control constructs of cloud security
    • The cloud access security broker (CASB) market is maturing quickly and experiencing growing pains
    • Multi-mode deployments of CASBs are required to enable visibility and control use cases
    • Cloud security is a cross-functional discipline with new constituencies and focused spending
  • Conclusion
    • Research Implications for Cybersecurity Vendors
    • Additional Considerations for Cybersecurity Professionals
  • Research Methodology
  • Respondent Demographics
    • Respondents by Current Responsibility
    • Respondents by Total Number of Employees Worldwide
    • Respondents by Industry
    • Respondents by Annual Revenue