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The Mighty AppSec Migration

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Now more than ever cloud migration is a necessity to keep on top of all the threats that exist to your organization. Not only are attacks increasing in severity, but also in frequency. Making sure you have your data protected and backed up is just the first step in the long trek of thriving security. But it is also important to understand why you should begin on the journey at all.

Worldwide end-user spending on public cloud services is forecast to grow 20.7% to total $591.8 billion in 2023, up from $490.3 billion in 2022, according to the latest forecast from Gartner, Inc. This is higher than the 18.8% growth forecast for 2022. 

The migration is not going to stop anytime soon and waves of growth in the industry will continue to come in at a rapid pace. Another important factor to note is that the movement to the cloud is not a temporary fad. This trend is here to stay. There have been so many benefits both planned and unpredicted of the migration that companies are not surprisingly flocking to this movement. Sid Nag, Vice President Analyst at Gartner said: “Despite growth, profitability and competition pressures, cloud spending will continue through perpetual cloud usage. Once applications and workloads move to the cloud they generally stay there.”

Though daunting the journey of cloud migration can seem at times, it is imperative and exciting to understand the benefits that come with embarking on the trail of finding a great AppSec product to secure your organization with. Nag also said, “IaaS will naturally continue to grow as businesses accelerate IT modernization initiatives to minimize risk and optimize costs. Moving operations to the cloud also reduces capital expenditures by extending cash outlays over a subscription term, a key benefit in an environment where cash may be critical to maintain operations.”

While there may be a couple learning curves to a company switching over to cloud-based operations of security, the pros far out way the cons.

Jon Rav G. Shende MSc., CISM, FBCS CITP recently listed out a large list of benefits that come into play from embarking on the trek of migrating to the cloud. My personal favorites are as follows:

“Cost savings: Organizations can save costs on hardware, software, and infrastructure. Cloud providers offer pay-as-you-go pricing models that allow organizations to pay only for what they use. A study by Nucleus Research found that for every $1 spent on cloud migration, organizations saved $1.68 on average. The study also found that organizations can save up to 50% on IT costs by moving to the cloud.

Scalability: We can spin up instances and deploy apps, add servers, increase computing capacity with the cloud or scale down based on demand, but remember to watch that billing console to ensure that you don’t have systems creating costs if they are not being optimally used.

Ease of deployment: Cloud service providers offer easy deployment options that enable organizations to deploy their applications quickly.

Flexibility: Cloud providers offer flexibility options that allow organizations to choose the type of services they need.

Architecture choice: The variety of cloud architectures available to organizations, such as public, private and hybrid clouds, can be tailored to the specific needs of various applications. By leveraging automation tools like Infrastructure as Code (IaC) and Continuous Integration/Continuous Deployment (CI/CD) pipelines, organizations can simplify the process of application deployment, management, and monitoring.

Improved security: You can leverage cloud tools, audit reports, technology, and security skills.”

With all these alluring benefits it can be easy to get lost in the hustle of finding the fastest way to get your organization’s security migrated to the cloud, but make sure to find time to pit stop at Fortify Hosted and learn about the incredible benefits this Industry Leading AppSec platform has to offer on top of what you are now expecting.

Fortify Hosted provides a cloud-based enterprise service for automating application security programs. It enables management, development, and security teams to work together to triage, track, validate and manage software security activities.

Additionally, it enables Static Application Security Testing (SAST), Dynamic Application Security testing (DAST) and optionally Software Composition Analysis (SCA) to be fully integrated into the Customer’s Software Development Lifecycle. Fortify prioritizes findings with detailed remediation, centrally manages risk visibility, has a seamless pipeline integration, comprehensive vulnerability coverage with machine learning, and so much more!

The time is now to jump into the races of the Mighty AppSec Migration, don’t wait! Click here to learn about Fortify Hosted today!


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