How to Keep Your Apps Secure After Moving to SaaS From On-Prem

The world of how work gets done has changed dramatically, moving at a faster pace with a far greater emphasis on collaboration for improving productivity. Today, virtually all software has a cloud component. This can be as simple as the application or operating system’s update mechanism, or it can be that on-premises software has been replaced by full-blown Software as a Service (SaaS) products. Recognized for offering many advantages, cloud-integrated solutions are rapidly growing in popularity. However in order to make the most out of their use, careful planning is the key to safely unlocking their capabilities.

There are very real concerns associated with the use of cloud-integrated software. Information stored in our computers is often among the most valuable assets an organization has. As a result, the digital solutions an organization selects are a careful balance between price, functionality, and the risk that an organization’s digital assets might be exposed to competitors, or made vulnerable to malicious compromise.

Customer lists and histories offer established organizations a competitive edge, while trade secrets and critical business processes can be found detailed in files as mundane as PowerPoint presentations. An organization’s source code can be a goldmine of critical information.

The value of source code means that the idea of cloud-integrating any part of the development process is a common source of anxiety. It also makes for a great example use case to discuss the real world implications of cloud integration of sensitive workloads.  

Common Concerns

Application development is no longer a niche area of work reserved for companies that make their business solely from writing programs. Despite the number of software vendors in the world, there is still a regular need for custom software. Organizations of all sizes develop applications to deliver solutions to end customers, whether they be for (Read more...)

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