Cloud Growth Fuels Big Bump In Web-Based Security

Global Web-based security is expected to soar 11.8 percent over a five-year period, as companies increasingly move their operations into the cloud, says Research and Markets in a report Tuesday.

Says the report:

Medium-sized and large enterprises have started moving their enterprise applications into the cloud. However, since the cloud is vulnerable to cyber threats, these enterprises are increasingly adopting cloud-based Web security solutions that offer effective protection against cyber threats such as malware.

That’s good news for IT security professionals, since these companies will need experts to develop a strategy for bringing about better application control in the cloud.

“Vendors are providing Web security solutions along with various other features such as URL filtering and anti-malware as a package,” says an analyst with TechNavio’s IT Security team.