We are living in a multi-SaaS world! According to a Thales 2023 Cloud Security Study, enterprises use, on average, 97 SaaS apps, as more and more are switching over from their legacy in-house applications. While the benefits of SaaS are manifold, enterprise SaaS consumers require comprehensive security, often based on compliance mandates, for their sensitive data stored in SaaS clouds.
Consequently, enterprise SaaS consumers increasingly rely on their respective SaaS providers to ensure that their customer and business-critical data stored and processed in those SaaS apps is secure and protected from attack.
Thales helps both SaaS providers as well as enterprise SaaS consumers secure their digital transformations by offering data encryption and key management solutions that gives users confidence that their sensitive data stored in SaaS clouds is protected and under their control.
Your Customers and Prospects Have the Questions
You're likely to be handed the Cloud Security Alliance Consensus Assessment Initiative Questionnaire, or CAIQ, which includes queries such as:
You Need to Have the Security Solutions
Avoid breach notifications and have the SaaS security solutions your customer and prospects require to meet their policy and compliance needs.
Questions you need to ask:
Even if your SaaS provider has assured you that they are encrypting your data, here are a few critical questions you still need to ask:
These questions represent security best practices. Please refer to the Cloud Security Alliance Cloud Controls Matrix.
It’s easy to forget that you are ultimately responsible for ensuring compliance with data privacy and protection mandates, regardless of data location. So when you consider SaaS solutions, make sure your SaaS provider offers the same controls you employ in your own data centers. If your SaaS provider cannot, find one who can.
Don't just take our word regarding best practices for data security and key management for Cloud and SaaS. Join the Cloud Security Alliance LinkedIn Group. Please refer to the Cloud Security Alliance Cloud Controls Matrix. Give your SaaS providers the Cloud Security Alliance Consensus Assessment Initiative Questionnaire so that you can consistently compare SaaS provider security offerings.
Thales helps SaaS organizations move past silos of encryption and crypto management solutions to attain central and uniform deployments of data security solutions and prepare your organization for the next security challenge and new compliance requirements at the lowest TCO.
For both SaaS providers and enterprise SaaS consumers, Thales Data Security products and offerings deliver value to you and your customers, and help accelerate SaaS revenue growth.
Thales solutions help deliver Peace of Mind. As a SaaS consumer, selecting the right SaaS providers who protect and give you control of your data, gives you the assurance you need to sleep well at night. As a SaaS provider, you want your customers to have full confidence in your data protection offerings.
Thales solutions help both SaaS providers and consumers on regulatory compliance with the relevant Data Security, Cloud Security, Data Privacy and Data Sovereignty regulatory frameworks.
Leveraging Thales solutions, SaaS providers can enable SaaS consumers to be in control of their data in SaaS clouds.
Thales solutions help achieve operational efficiencies by automating SaaS data protection lifecycle management, via a common set of APIs across clouds and a user-friendly interface with a single pane of glass view.
Leveraging Thales solutions, both SaaS providers and consumer can maximize their Choice of Cloud. And choose deployment of SaaS data security solutions across any combination of public clouds or private/on-prem infrastructure, as well as hybrid deployment scenarios.
Thales solutions help enable convenient deployment of best-in-class encryption and key management services — making security simpler, more cost effective, and easier to manage.