27 April 2011
TechTarget recently reported SaaS security concerns are "unjustified," based on the findings of research conducted by a pair of professors at Arizona State University's W.P. Carey School of Business.
According to the news provider, Julie Smith David and Michael Lee pointed to three factors in their analysis of the SaaS market and the benefits companies receive from deploying hosted software.
"The recessed economy, business frustrations with vendors and increasing acceptance of the SaaS business model provide a recipe for the perfect storm for increasing adoption of SaaS solutions," Smith told the news provider.
Still, some are hesitant to make the move. However, SaaS vendors understand these concerns and have sought independent certifications, as well as hired highly qualified security experts, to ensure their solutions are secure and reliable.
Since implementing SaaS, some companies have met further challenges, including integration, TechTarget reports. To confront this challenge with minimal impact on business, most SaaS adopters turn to middleware to ensure solutions can work together without delaying operations.
According to market research firm Gartner, the growth of SaaS solutions has been a major contributing factor in expanding middleware sales.
-McAfee Cloud Security