Amazon Web Services (AWS), a pioneer in cloud computing and SuccessFactors, a SaaS provider are expected be amongst the first providers to leverage the new programme, which combines cloud security certification services, provided by leading certification and attestation providers, with automated auditing, remediation and reporting capabilities provided by McAfee.
According to IDC, 87.5% of users surveyed cited “security concerns” as the primary issue for adopting Cloud-based services. By adding certification and automation, McAfee is providing an easy and efficient way for SaaS customers to gain added confidence in their cloud deployments.
“SaaS vendors have a difficult time convincing prospects that their services are secure and safe. However, McAfee’s security products and hosted services expertise are well positioned to help SaaS vendors with security problems and customer doubts,” said Christian Christiansen, VP of security products and services for IDC. “Through certification and automation, McAfee can enable SaaS growth by pro-actively addressing customer concerns.”
McAfee, has announced the McAfee Cloud Secure programme, an initiative for Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) providers to add additional security to their cloud deployments.