Gartner Research

Hype Cycle for Cloud Security, 2014

Published: 25 July 2014

ID: G00260756

Analyst(s): Jay Heiser


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

Table Of Contents


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

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