Protecting and Enabling the Cloud

About this White Paper

According to the 2016 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Public Cloud Storage Services Worldwide, 80% of cloud breaches through 2020 will be due to customer misconfiguration, mismanaged credentials or insider theft. Growing use of cloud environments for processing, storage, or application hosting and development has opened up new avenues for would-be hackers or malicious insiders to inappropriately access sensitive data and disrupt organizations. Despite these risks, however, cloud adoption continues to accelerate, with 77% of companies reporting meaningful adoption of the cloud already and believing more processes could be moved to that platform. Clearly, organizations must secure access to cloud environments to mitigate security risks while meeting the cost and efficiency demands of hosting more applications and services in the cloud. This brief describes specific use cases where BeyondTrust privileged access management solutions and vulnerability management solutions protect and enable the cloud, and how BeyondTrust solutions can be hosted in cloud environments.