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Cloud security remains top concern, study says

When the cloud was first introduced to the private sector, companies were hesitant to adopt the technology because of perceived data security inadequacies. According to a new study by nCircle, the thought that cloud hosting services are inherently insecure still exist multiple years later.

The study polled more than 540 IT security professionals and found that the cloud is the No. 1 security concern for the third year in a row, despite the evolving threat landscape itself. As a result, only 7 percent of respondents said they are willing to migrate more than one-third of their company's infrastructure to the cloud.

"Although cloud adoption is growing, it continues to be a minor part of most organizations' infrastructure," nCircle engineering vice president David Meltzer said.

As a result of these concerns, many companies are turning to the private cloud, which is easier to control, protect and monitor. While the public cloud requires organizations to migrate sensitive solutions to multi-tenant virtual environments, the private cloud is hosted on-site, enabling a business' personal IT department to look after the network. As a result, private clouds are inherently more secure than their public counterparts.

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