Cloud Security vs. On Premise Security

August 31, 2018 / GuidesFor Team

Everything is in the cloud. If 88 percent of 250 IT and business leaders asked by the Cloud Industry Forum said they have adopted cloud for their businesses, this must be true.

Not too long ago, “the cloud” is just an abstract term and the business world could barely grasp what it does and how it could help their businesses. In just a few years, not being “in the cloud” means a business is out of date. According to, things have changed as businesses depend on it, personal users have thousands of their memorable events in it, and new jobs opened because of it.

Cloud computing according to, is a general term for the delivery of hosted services in the internet.This is relatively more convenient than having to build and maintain their own computing infrastructures.  The cloud could either be a public model, hybrid, and private technology.

Despite its convenience, security remains a primary concern for businesses concerned of the data they will be storing. The biggest concern is public cloud adoption as the infrastructure is shared between numerous customers. Many organizations rely on cloud security software for protection.

Cloud computing security, according to, can address both physical and logical issues in different service models of software, platform, infrastructure, and the way these services are delivered.

The resistance of using cloud models has faded due to the fact that sophisticated cloud security software has been proven reliable. Another security method in place is cloud computing architecture which refers to the way the components and subcomponents are placed.

The big challenge for business owners when it comes to security is identifying a sensible, secure, and economic security option. Are on-prem apps and infrastructure better than cloud security software? Let’s take a look below:

To be fair, even if many on-prem solutions were written years ago, the solution was straightforward – putting the solution at the center of the IT infrastructure. Only people with access to the internal network can connect and use the data.

On the other hand, most SaaS providers deploy their solutions directly on public Internet. Because of the nature of the service, security is top priority. As they are exposed to greater risks, SaaS providers ensure that the solution is secured at different layers. While on-prem security is more traditional, cloud security uses a more holistic approach.
Cloud security software is built on the inherent benefit of cloud technologies. Because it is used for automated security management, disaster recovery, homogeneity, and redundant system, the security concern is very high. Cloud users can rely on rigorous security incorporated on their operation routines to safeguard their data and ensure business processes.

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