What is the Future of Cloud Security?
Cloud Security Consolidation
As we move into the 2020s, you can expect to the cloud native security platforms (CNSPs) market to expand. These platforms will enable cybersecurity teams to manage all of their security across public, private and hybrid clouds from a single console. Siloed security solutions will be integrated into these comprehensive platforms: capabilities such as network access, governance and compliance, threat detection and response, data loss prevention and beyond will all live in a single pane of glass.
Security Vendor Consolidation
As multi-cloud strategies grow in popularity, we’re seeing an increase in visibility issues. Moving forward, cybersecurity teams will continue to search for ways to gain the level of visibility they once enjoyed on-premises. Traditionally, cloud native resources have made visibility difficult, but new security platforms that leverage proprietary cloud provider APIs offer richer context for cloud-based workloads.
All Hail, SASE
SASE, pronounced “sassy”, stands for Secure Access Service Edge. It is a cloud-based network security model and category, proposed by Gartner in 2019, to support agile secure access to enterprise assets. This model includes the network security solutions in a global and cloud-native service that allows IT teams to easily connect and secure all of their organization’s networks and users in an agile, cost-effective, and scalable way. This is especially useful in the currently globally dispersed digital enterprise.
The sensible course of action is to plan a security strategy to be scalable and efficient in the present, while at the same time future-proofing the organization’s security. With the organizational data migrating to the network edge, it makes sense to authenticate and authorize users and devices in a cloud format, thereby assuring that regardless of the equipment and geolocation, employees can securely connect in a cost-efficient and secure method to the needed resources.