Virtually All Business Cloud Apps Lack Enterprise Grade Security (Help Net Security)


Blue Coat Systems analyzed apps for their ability to provide compliance, data protection, security controls and more. Of the 15,000 apps analyzed, it was revealed that 99 percent do not provide sufficient security, compliance controls and features to effectively protect enterprise data in the cloud.

Their report revealed that shadow data, unmanaged content employees store and share across cloud apps, continues to remain a major threat, with 23 percent of it being broadly shared among employees and external parties. They also found that organizations are running 20 times more cloud apps than they estimate, with most using an average of 841 across their extended networks.