The worldwide market for cloud intrusion protection software is projected to grow by $1.8 billion and have a compounded growth of 24.8 percent. This should surprise no one, considering the amount of core business assets that are being pushed to the cloud now, as well as the amount that security providers are spending on cloud.
This is really a matter of considering risk. What’s the risk in leaving the data where it is, versus moving it to a public cloud? Most importantly, what risk are you taking on by not moving the data?
The answer to that question has changed a great deal during the past few years, and it’s largely due to the fact that R&D spending for security technology providers has shifted wholeheartedly to the cloud. In other words, if you’re looking for a quickly evolving technology that’s up to date with the most current security features, the public cloud may be your only choice. This is not even considering the cost and agility advantages, which need to be baked into your hosting choices as well.