By Aishwarya Vijay, Grand View Research
When cloud technology first came into the picture, there was both a sense of anticipation and major questions about security. The hyperactive cybercrime industry kept some end users conflicted about adopting cloud technology. Still, the technology has come a long way since its inception in overcoming concerns related to security.
Several techies and end-use industry participants have come to agree that cloud services are just as secure, if not more so, than any private communication and IT network linked to the internet. Moreover, increasing numbers of end users worldwide are acknowledging its benefits, such as cost effectiveness, scalability and flexibility, which is playing a vital role in the development of the cloud security market.
A reliable solution for securing cloud services that is also gaining high visibility among enterprises for improving security and performance across wide area network (WAN) is software-driven WAN (SD-WAN). While adoption of cloud management services is higher among large enterprises due to extensive operations, demand for these services in SMEs is catching up.
With rapid technological advancements, SD-WAN has been effective in linking businesses to a global network, which is fortified by enterprise-grade security services. It is a notch above hub-and-spoke architectures and thus eliminates the need to manage several security devices and products by enforcing a unified policy that helps in providing visibility across entire WAN. It also helps network managers to respond to threats rapidly and ensure data protection.
Cloud technology has, especially, been a hit in communications-related operations. It ensures increased mobility, speedier access to new platforms and upgrades at reduced costs, high levels of scalability, flexibility and hassle-free deployment, rendering a strong case to incorporate cloud communications. With this, unified communications-as-a-service (UCaaS) rose to prominence and has now become an integral part of enterprise communications in several organizations across the globe.
UCaaS integrates SMS, video conferencing, team messaging, fax, and phone services to a single cloud platform. It provides the flexibility of being accessed from any device and also augments productivity and security, along with ease of use. It enables IT departments to boost economic value and achieve greater scalability. Therefore, with growing adoption of UCaaS and SD-WAN to achieve smoother networking and communications, the need for cloud security is likely to skyrocket.
As much as cloud technology is becoming an indispensable part of several industries, including IT, telecommunication, health care and government, the need for security solutions also …