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For organizations to win the ever-growing fight against increasingly sophisticated cyberattacks, business leaders need innovative multi-cloud solutions that allow customers to connect and protect any workload in any location delivered via SaaS apps. On-premise security protocols of the past had to evolve to meet the IT needs of 10 years ago, and now cloud security needs to catch up with today’s hybrid workforce reality.
The adoption of tools like Salesforce, Slack, Google Workspace, and Zoom only accelerated during the pandemic, with organizations of more than 1,000 employees using more than 150 SaaS applications on average. The need to secure the most critical cloud applications from cyberattacks is more prevalent than ever — and it won’t be going away anytime soon. With this in mind, business leaders are under pressure to ensure security protocols, budgets, and preparations are in place.
Security and IT teams need more visibility
On recent report showed that 94% of enterprises depend on cloud services and SaaS apps to operate in today’s hybrid workforce and store sensitive data. When a single application is breached, an organization’s entire application set — and the sensitive data behind them — becomes available to cybercriminals. We saw this with the recent GitHub breach, and it won’t be the last time that bad actors breach an organization’s critical infrastructure via one app. There is a shared responsibility that needs to be recognized between the SaaS application vendors and the security teams within organizations deploying the apps to ensure visibility into all of the network activity.
To stop these growing threats, security and IT teams need more visibility into the current work environment that others can’t see. If they are unable to see what tools are …