Gartner Research

Hype Cycle for Cloud Security, 2015

Published: 17 July 2015

ID: G00272321

Analyst(s): Jay Heiser


This Hype Cycle encompasses technologies and standards that improve the security and reliability of cloud computing implementations.

Table Of Contents


  • What You Need to Know
  • The Hype Cycle
  • The Priority Matrix
  • Off the Hype Cycle
  • On the Rise
    • Digital Security
    • OpenID Connect
    • Software-Defined Perimeter
    • Software-Defined Segmentation
    • Content-Aware Mobile DLP
    • High-Assurance Public Identity Provider
  • At the Peak
    • SaaS Platform Security Management
    • Cloud Application Discovery
    • Cloud-Based Backup Services
    • OAuth
    • Cloud Data Protection Gateways
    • Cloud Security Assessments
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • Cloud Service Brokerage
    • Cloud Management Platforms
    • Virtual Machine Resilience
    • Cloud Access Security Brokers
    • IDaaS
    • Disaster Recovery as a Service
    • Private Cloud Computing
    • Virtual Machine Backup and Recovery
    • High-Assurance Hypervisors
    • Secure Web Gateways
    • Cloud-Testing Tools and Services
    • IaaS Container Encryption
    • IAM Managed Services
  • Climbing the Slope
    • Hypervisor Security Protection
    • Application Security as a Service
    • Tokenization
    • SecaaS for Public Social Media
    • Enterprise Internet Reputation Management
  • Entering the Plateau
    • Identity-Proofing Services
    • Federated Identity Management
  • Appendixes
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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