Gartner Research

Hype Cycle for Cloud Security, 2013

Published: 31 July 2013

ID: G00239712

Analyst(s): Jay Heiser


This Hype Cycle encompasses technologies and standards that improve the security and reliability of the cloud computing model, and trusted application and security services that are delivered by cloud services providers.

Table Of Contents


  • What You Need to Know
  • The Hype Cycle
  • The Priority Matrix
  • Off the Hype Cycle
  • On the Rise
    • OpenID Connect
    • Persona Management
    • Cloud Security Frameworks
    • High-Assurance Public Identity Provider
    • OAuth
    • Cloud Managed File Transfer Services
  • At the Peak
    • Cloud Access Security Brokers
    • Cloud Encryption Gateways
    • Mobile Device Management: Services
    • Cloud Services Brokerage
    • Virtual Machine Resilience
    • Cloud Management Platforms
    • IDaaS
    • Data Center Storage Encryption
    • Cloud-Based Recovery Services
    • Hypervisor Security Protection
    • IaaS Container Encryption
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • Private Cloud Computing
    • Cloud Computing in Government
    • Cloud Testing Tools and Service
    • Virtual Machine Recovery
    • High-Assurance Hypervisors
    • Board of Directors Communications Systems
    • Cross-Agency Case Management
    • SecaaS for Public Social Media
    • Cloud-Based Security Services
    • Public Cloud Storage
    • Secure Web Gateways
    • Content-Aware Data Loss Prevention
    • Enterprise Internet Reputation Management
    • OpenID
  • Climbing the Slope
    • Application Security as a Service
    • IAM Managed and Hosted Services
    • Tokenization
    • Virtual Data Rooms
    • Identity-Proofing Services
    • Email Encryption
    • Phone-as-a-Token Authentication Methods
  • Entering the Plateau
    • Federated Identity Management
  • Appendixes
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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