TECH BUYER Jun 2021 - IDC MarketScape - Doc # AP47097721

IDC MarketScape: Asia/Pacific Cloud Security Services 2021 Vendor Assessment Study

By: Cathy HuangAssociate Research Director, Services and Security, IDC Asia/Pacific, James Sivalingam

Abstract

This IDC study represents a vendor assessment of the Asia/Pacific cloud security services market through the IDC MarketScape model. The evaluation is based on a comprehensive and rigorous framework that assesses vendors relative to one another against the criteria which are the factors expected to be the most influential for success in both the short term and the long term.

"Over the course of the study, it is amazing to learn how some of the Asia/Pacific organizations have adopted cloud for several years are now focusing adopting security at greater scale and speed. The value of engaging a cloud security services vendor really provide the continuous assurance and operational excellence to these mature organizations. At the same time, for organizations just started their cloud transformation journey, it is very important to have an expert view to assess, design and implement the relevant security frameworks at the early stage, and adopt the applicable cloud-native controls accordingly," says Cathy Huang, Associate Research Director for Services and Security at IDC Asia/Pacific.

"Moving to the cloud provides organizations in the region a chance to rethink their infrastructure, business applications, and overall digital transformation strategy," says James Sivalingam, research manager, IDC Asia/Pacific Services and Security Research. "However, cloud migration is not as simple as the strategy lift and shift implies, and there are several layers of complexities involved in secure migration to the cloud. In addition to modernizing application, adhering to 'secure-by-design' principles, and managing workload and data across different environment, businesses continue to face run-of-the-mill security challenges, now with an added layer of cloud complexity. Thus, finding the right security partner is imperative to ensure the security is foundational to the cloud journey," adds Sivalingam.


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