Trends Report

Market Overview: Cloud Data Protection Solutions

CDP Solutions Are A Mandatory Security Control

February 25th, 2015
With contributors:
Stephanie Balaouras , John Kindervag , Jennie Duong


Security and risk (S&R) professionals must protect data that business and technology management leaders store in cloud services — services that they have little control over or visibility into. However, even though companies may transfer sensitive data to the cloud, they cannot transfer liability. They remain the data custodians legally mandated to protect data they collect, process, and store — regardless of its location. Security and privacy concerns remain the biggest inhibitor to cloud adoption. As a result, cloud providers have begun to offer enhanced security features and new capabilities to enforce data residency. However, many security teams and their CIOs remain uncomfortable having to trust and rely on the cloud providers' capabilities. Thus, a new crop of startups has emerged, hoping to empower S&R pros with their own tools for visibility and control of their cloud-resident systems and data. This market overview looks at various flavors and vendors of cloud data protection (CDP) solutions.

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