Companies looking to adopt a cloud architecture are doing so for the opportunity to transform their business into one that is agile, scalable, and cost-efficient. Cloud solutions offer many advantages over traditional on- premises infrastructure, but legacy security solutions do not address the dynamic nature of cloud environments, and can expose organizations to new security risks.
Furthermore, compiling a number of disparate security solutions can not only expose environments to bad actors internally and externally, but can also slow down the development of new products and security response times.
Companies pursuing methods of securing their apps and data need to find solutions that take into account both on-premises and cloud-based environments. In doing so, these companies can better comply with regulatory requirements, enforce consistent policy, and be proactive about defending against cyber attacks.