2016 Report: Key Requirements for Cloud Security

Enterprise needs for visibility, data protection and compliance


As enterprises increasingly adopt business-critical cloud applications, they are seeking more comprehensive cloud security solutions. CipherCloud has conducted a survey of 150 large organizations to identify top requirements for an integrated cloud security platform. Key findings include:

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  • Salesforce and Microsoft Office 365 lead cloud SaaS deployments, with significant growth for ServiceNow, Workday, Box, SuccessFactors and others
  • Enterprises need multi-cloud security solutions, rather than application-specific security from multiple cloud vendors
  • Data protection, cloud visibility, and cloud access management are top requirements for a cloud security platform
  • User activity monitoring, anomaly detection, and DLP are key components of cloud visibility
  • Most deployments require a hybrid combination of on-premises and cloud-based components


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