Fast Facts: Why Is Cloud-Based Security Booming?




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The adoption of cloud and enterprise mobility are growing at similar rates – continuously increasing year over year, but providing new offerings to create more agile workflows.

According to a new report from research firm Gartner, the cloud-based security market will end 2017 with a 21% growth year-over-year. The report showed SMBs were the largest sector for the growth, with main drivers coming from the need for email security, web security, and Identity and Access Management (IAM), as they remain enterprise’s top-three cloud priorities.

In a recent survey conducted by Enterprise Mobility Exchange, cloud and cyber security were the top two enterprise needs in 2017, according to more than 100 IT executives around the globe. Another 59% of respondents said mobile security was a high priority for their company this year.

As enterprise mobility grows, so will the threat landscape, giving hackers more endpoints to attack. Security in mobility across all industries will be the focal point of Enterprise Mobility Exchange’s Security East Coast event at Trump International Hotel in Miami on October 10 and 11. Find out more about the event and which security experts will be attending here.

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