Businesses struggle with cloud availability as attackers take aim
The majority of organizations have separate tools for networking and security, researchers report in a new survey on cloud and networking challenges. Their findings emerge as US government officials warn businesses of successful attacks on corporate cloud services.
Barracuda Networks today published a survey conducted by Censuswide, which polled more than 800 IT decision makers responsible for cloud infrastructure. The majority – 69% in the US and 56% overall – struggle to ensure availability and always-on access to cloud applications for employees. Most of the businesses say they’re challenged with latency, downtime, and cost.
“The Internet is the core utility for us to get our day-to-day work done,” says Sinan Eren, vice president of zero-trust access at Barracuda. “It’s tougher for organizations to leverage the public Internet and grow their base of employees accessing these solutions on a daily basis.”
Nearly 70% experience latency and performance issues running software-as-a-service (SaaS) workloads such as Office 365, researchers report, a trend they anticipate will continue. As businesses grow more dependent on the cloud, they encounter a number of constraints. Downtime is a constant issue; lack of bandwidth is a common complaint. Organizations using a traditional network that backhauls traffic through a centralized data center find users and networks suffer from latency.
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