Trends Report

Security And The Cloud

Looking At The Opportunity Beyond The Obstacle

October 20th, 2010
Jonathan Penn
With contributors:
Heidi Shey , Christopher Mines , Chétina Muteba


Concerns about security are the most prominent reasons that organizations cite for not adopting cloud services. Therefore, creating more comprehensive security capabilities is a prerequisite for getting organizations to adopt cloud-based services for more complex, business-sensitive, and demanding purposes. Forrester fully expects to see the emergence of highly secure and trusted cloud services over the next five years, during which time cloud security will grow into a $1.5 billion market and will shift from being an inhibitor to an enabler of cloud services adoption. The advent of secure cloud services will be a disruptive force in the security solutions market, challenging traditional security solution providers to revamp their architectures, partner ecosystems, and service offerings, while creating an opportunity for emerging vendors, integrators, and consultants to establish themselves.

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