|[January 31, 2013]
OneLogin Releases Results of 2013 State of Cloud Application Access Survey
SAN FRANCISCO --(Business Wire)--
According to the results of a new survey on the adoption, use and
security of cloud applications, a large majority of respondents, 78%,
plan to increase the number of cloud apps in their organizations this
year. At the same time, 71% of respondents admit they are using cloud
apps that have not been sanctioned by their IT departments. The data is
part of the 2013 State of Cloud Application Access Survey conducted by OneLogin,
the innovator in identity management, in collaboration with security
of 200 IT and business professionals within organizations of all sizes
"This survey demonstrated that 2013 will be a tipping point in cloud
adoption. With enterprises rapidly turning to cloud apps, the inherent
risks in practices like using unsanctioned apps or sharing passwords on
sticky notes need to be addressed, and quickly," said Thomas Pedersen,
chief executive officer of OneLogin.
Designed to collect the views of IT and business people regarding the
pace of cloud application adoption and usage, the survey revealed that
with access to these applications taking place from a variety of
locations including smartphones (80%), tablets (71%) and non-company
computers (80%) and with a large percentage of organizations (73%)
needing to grant temporary access to cloud apps, respondents cited
concerns around identity
management, governance and complexity.
Among the issues found in the survey:
Shadow IT - 71% of respondents admit to using cloud
applications that have not yet been sanctioned by their IT department
(like Dropbox (News - Alert) and Gmail) to get work done.
Unsafe password management - 43% of respondents admit that
employees manage passwords in spreadsheets or on sticky notes and 34%
share passwords with their co-workers for applications like FedEx,
Twitter, Staples and LinkedIn (News - Alert). 20% experienced an employee still being
able to login after leaving the company.
Single sign-on challenges - 48% of respondents are still not
able to sign in to cloud applications with a single set of credentials.
Need to provision external users - 72% of the respondents have
the need to provide external users (i.e. consultants) with temporary
access to the company's cloud applications.
Complex directory infrastructures - 59% of respondents had
multiple on-premise directories with Active Directory being cited as
the most used directory (40%), followed by LDAP (17%) for managing
user identities and application access.
Different security model for cloud application access - 34% of
respondents claimed that their security model for cloud applications
was different than for on-pemise applications vs. 45% claiming it's
"It is no secret that cloud apps need solutions added to improve their
security; yet to see 20% of app users admit a breach by ex-employees is
still a surprisingly high result," said Davi Ottenheimer, president of
flyingpenguin. "The real story behind the 80% already using cloud apps
already is that 70% admit apps came without company approval. In 2013,
organizations will need solutions flexible enough to support the 60%
with more than four apps already in use, and scalable enough to keep up
with the 35% who plan to add at least four new apps this year."
200 people completed the web-based survey which was open between
December 7th, 2012 and January 7th, 2013. Respondents were primarily in
an IT Leadership role (40%), Business/Operations (23%) or members of the
IT Staff (21.50%).
For complete survey results, visit here
OneLogin provides a cloud-based IAM product that offers simple single
sign-on (SSO), making it easier for companies to secure and manage
access to applications. As part of the OneLogin product, the company
also handles IAM challenges like directory integration, provisioning and
strong authentication. This approach helps companies overcome some of
the time and cost hurdles that have stopped IAM projects in their
tracks, or led to significant additional costs being incurred. OneLogin
was recently ranked highest in Network World Magazine's review
of eight SSO tools to automate the logins of enterprise applications and
improve password complexity.
is the innovator in enterprise identity management and provides the
industry's most comprehensive solution for managing user identities,
both in the cloud and behind the firewall. Unique capabilities like
Cloud Search and OneLogin for iPad break down SaaS (News - Alert) data silos and
increase productivity. OneLogin's cloud identity platform comes complete
with secure single sign-on for web, mobile and iPad, federated search,
user provisioning, deep directory integration with real-time user sync,
out-of-band multi-factor authentication, VPN integration and compliance
reporting. OneLogin's catalog contains thousands of pre-integrated
applications, including Asure Software, Coupa, Box, Clarizen, DocuSign,
Egnyte, EchoSign, Google (News - Alert) Apps, Innotas, LotusLive, NetSuite, Microsoft
Office 365, Oracle CRM On-Demand, Parature, Salesforce.com,
SuccessFactors, WebEx, Workday, Yammer, ServiceNow, Zscaler and Zendesk.
OneLogin, Inc. is backed by Charles River Ventures. Free Trial Available
www.onelogin.com | Twitter (News - Alert): @onelogin.
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