Cloud Security Creates Channel Opportunities

By Gina Roos

An analysis of cloud usage data from more than 30 million global users across major industries reveals that companies use an average of 1,427 cloud services. Yet, less than 9 percent of cloud providers implement the strict data security and privacy steps recommended for today's enterprise, according to the analysis conducted by Skyhigh Networks, a cloud access security broker (CASB). The Q4 2016 "Cloud Adoption & Risk Report" finds that enterprises are struggling in several areas: controlling risky employee behavior, accurately detecting threats and failing to enforce cloud governance. Cloud security requires a different approach and a new portfolio of technologies, and that offers channel partners the opportunity to act as a guiding hand and educate security teams on best practices in configuring and implementing new technologies like CASB, Kamal Shah, senior vice president of products and marketing at Skyhigh Networks told Channel Insider. He said the channel's expertise can help companies get the most out of new tools and overcome obstacles. Channel partners should emphasize the importance of integration between cloud security technologies to get the most out of existing infrastructure investments and correlate threats across platforms, Shah added. Here are 10 key findings from the report.

This article was originally published on 2017-01-03