Fortinet Unveils Latest Cloud Security Insights

Fortinet Unveils Latest Cloud Security Insights

Around 78% of organisations globally are adopting hybrid and multi-cloud strategies, Fortinet’s survey revealed.

Fortinet, a global cybersecurity provider driving the convergence of networking and security, released the 2024 Cloud Security Report, which provides critical insights into the current trends driving cloud security.

It focuses on the key challenges that organisations face in safeguarding complex cloud environments and offers a thorough examination of security solutions and strategies to ensure effective protection of data and systems.

The report, based on a comprehensive survey of 927 cybersecurity professionals worldwide, offers valuable guidance for Saudi organisations seeking to adopt cloud computing technologies safely and efficiently.

“As Saudi Arabia steadily progresses toward digital transformation and increasingly relies on cloud computing solutions to achieve the goals of Vision 2030, the importance of securing these cloud environments is becoming even more apparent, and is now a top priority for organisations in the region,” said Sami AlShwairakh, Senior Director for KSA at Fortinet.

“The 2024 Cloud Security Report underscores the challenges and best practices that Saudi businesses must address to ensure the security and compliance of their cloud-based operations. By providing unified visibility, consistent policy enforcement, and advanced security automation across hybrid and multi-cloud environments, Fortinet helps Saudi enterprises overcome the complexities of cloud adoption and focus on driving innovation and growth,” he added.

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The release of this report underscores Fortinet’s commitment to supporting Saudi Arabia’s digital transformation journey by offering advanced security solutions that help organisations protect their cloud environments and enhance their cybersecurity capabilities. This aligns with the goals of Saudi Vision 2030, which aims to build a secure and prosperous digital economy.

According to the report, 78% of organisations globally are adopting hybrid and multi-cloud strategies. These organisations prefer integrating multi-deployment operations into a single operational environment to leverage the flexibility, control, and unique advantages offered by various cloud services.

Furthermore, The report found that 93% of organisations are concerned about the industry-wide shortage of qualified cybersecurity professionals, which directly affects their security posture and strategic cloud initiatives.

The report also indicates that 43% of these organisations prefer hybrid infrastructure that combines both public and private cloud platforms. Meanwhile, 35% are adopting a multi-cloud strategy, reflecting a preference for leveraging the strengths of different cloud service providers to meet various use cases. Only 22% rely on a single cloud provider.

These findings indicate that organisations are increasingly recognising the benefits of adopting a hybrid or multi-cloud approach to achieve their strategic goals and enhance customer experiences. These global trends align with the Saudi government’s focus on supporting the adoption of cloud computing technologies and diversifying cloud service providers, which contributes to the digital transformation across all sectors in the Kingdom.