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Businesses want multiple secure clouds, but they don't protect them

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Businesses want multiple secure clouds, but they don't protect them

Multiple clouds as a priority by 2022

In a Valitx security report that surveyed more than 200 IT leaders, it found that 95% of companies are moving fast to adopt a multi-cloud strategy. However, we find ourselves with a serious problem, since the security in many companies is not up to par. Thanks to this report we are going to know the decisions and challenges for which the respondents are choosing.

On the other hand, only 54% will feel very safe to have the tools or skills you need to implement this strategy multi-cloud. Another interesting tidbit is that these IT leaders when it comes to multi-cloud operations overall, 76% of respondents believe they are underinvested in their own organizations. 

Security when we have multiple clouds

The report by security company Valix found that 51% of respondents were reluctant to move to multiple clouds due to the complexities involved in cybersecurity. In addition, 92% of these IT leaders estimate that at some point in the growth of their organization it will require its implementation. Furthermore, 82% feel that the complexities of implementing and managing multi-cloud security have also slowed down their business agility.

According to Douglas Murray, CEO of Valtix, IT leaders are entering a precarious state in 2022 when it comes to multi-cloud security. The problem is that they do not have sufficient funds and also are poorly trained or inefficient in executing their security. The reality is that managing multiple cloud providers multiplies hazards, work, and staff. In addition, Douglas Murray adds that they will become increasingly important in 2022 and that companies must seek the best solutions to implement security policy and multi-cloud visibility

Other important things

Another fact to mention is that 62% of organizations already use multiple clouds. On the other hand, the 84% who still do not use multiple clouds expect to be ready within two years. On the positive side, 83% of businesses are going to have an additional budget for multi-cloud security in 2022 with an average increase of 47% of their budgets in this area.

A worrying fact is that 67% of companies acknowledge that their workers are poorly trained when it comes to multi-cloud security. On the other hand, regarding the use of the public cloud by companies:

  • 48% are aware of all application workloads in their public cloud accounts.
  • 55% feel very confident having network or host-based security in place across all of their public cloud accounts and application workloads running there.
  • 89% acknowledge that cloud security is also different from an on-premises approach.

Finally, when it comes to application management, 96% of IT leaders commented that their job would be easier if they had a console view to manage their security across multiple clouds.