Experiences and attitudes towards cloud-specific security capabilities

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Dimensional research conducted a survey of IT professionals responsible for cloud environments. The survey, which is comprised of data collected from over 600 respondents from around the world, provides an overview of experiences and attitudes in regards to cloud security.

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The cloud is redefining the role of the firewall

An overwhelming 83 percent of respondents have concerns about deploying traditional firewalls in the cloud, with 39 percent naming “pricing and licensing not appropriate for the cloud,” and 34 percent citing “lack of integration prevents cloud automation” as their top two concerns.

Value found in cloud-specific security capabilities

74 percent of respondents cite the most beneficial cloud-specific firewall capability as “Integration with cloud management, monitoring, and automation capabilities,” and 59 percent cite “easy to deploy and configure by cloud developers” as the second most beneficial capability.

DevOps teams benefit from security automation

Of the organizations that have adopted DevOps, DevSecOps, or CI/CD (continuous integration and continuous deployment), 93 percent have faced challenges integrating security into those practices.

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“We’re continuing to see questions and concerns around how organizations should be approaching security with their cloud deployments, especially from larger companies. There are a number of reasons for this, but for organizations that are used to operating under traditional data center architecture, moving to the cloud will require a new way of thinking when they approach security. Using security tools specifically designed for the public cloud can actually make a business more secure than they were when they operated purely on-premises,” said Tim Jefferson, VP public cloud, Barracuda.