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Instasafe, CSA release "State of Cloud Adoption and Security in India" survey report

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Instasafe Technologies, a leading Security-as-a-Service vendor and Security Alliance (CSA), the world's leading organization dedicated to defining and raising awareness of best practices to help ensure a secure computing environment, today released the of a joint survey "State of Adoption and Security in "

The survey was released at the fourth CSA APAC in by Aloysius Cheang, EVP and MD - CSA APAC and Sandip Kumar Panda, CEO - Instasafe.

While moving to the is an infrastructure imperative that most organisations in are actively pursuing, security aspects of moving their applications and data to a provider are the key factors affecting the widespread adoption of The benefits for enterprises moving to the are clear: greater agility, data availability, collaboration, and cost savings and these are being actively weighed against the risks of security breach and data loss.

Speaking at the launch, Sandip Kumar Panda, CEO - InstaSafe said, "While adoption in is on the rise, security concerns still dominate a lot of discussions about moving to the The objective of conducting this survey, in conjunction with CSA, was to understand the Indian CIO's mindset, the current adoption status, unearth gaps in widespread adoption and work with the industry to help assuage fear of adopting the It would be imperative for Indian CIO's to read the report to understand where they are on the adoption cycle and work with their vendors in asking the right questions."

"The State of Adoption and Security in 2016: survey was a part of our State of Adoption and Security in APAC initiative. In the state of adoption and security in APAC initiative, the Security Alliance aims to provide insights in adoption in different APAC countries,." said Aloysius Cheang, Executive Vice President, Asia Pacific of the Security Alliance.

Some key interesting findings of the survey are:

adoption in has been on a steady increase with 62 percent of respondents saying that they are already using services with almost 66 percent having been on for less than two years.

SaaS is the most common form of adoption, with 88.3 percent respondents having adopted it; followed by 55 percent using for IaaS offerings.

Lack of industry standards and perceived risk of data loss and security breach are the key barriers for adoption, according to Indian CIOs.

Indian organizations are extremely concerned with security. Organizations are most worried about their data on the Data breach (79.2 percent) and data loss (72.7 percent) are the core concerns of organizations from a security perspective.

"We would like to thank Instasafe for their ongoing support and contributions to this survey, and to our broader efforts to understand and educate the market on adoption in the APAC region," said Cheang.

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