Gartner Research

Hype Cycle for Cloud Security, 2017

Published: 17 July 2017

ID: G00314282

Analyst(s): Jay Heiser


This Hype Cycle encompasses technologies and standards that improve the security, governance and reliability of private and public cloud computing.

Table Of Contents


  • What You Need to Know
  • The Hype Cycle
  • The Priority Matrix
  • Off the Hype Cycle
  • On the Rise
    • Immutable Infrastructure
    • Cloud Infrastructure Security Posture Assessment
    • Container Security
    • Cloud Data Backup
  • At the Peak
    • Digital Security
    • OpenID Connect
    • Security Rating Services
    • DLP for Mobile Devices
    • KMaaS
    • Software-Defined Perimeter
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • Cloud Application Discovery
    • Cloud Data Protection Gateways
    • Cloud Service Brokerage
    • Cloud Workload Protection Platforms
    • Private Cloud Computing
    • Cloud Access Security Brokers
    • Cloud Management Platforms
    • Microsegmentation (Software-Defined Segmentation)
    • IDaaS
    • OAuth 2
    • Secure Web Gateways
    • Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS)
  • Climbing the Slope
    • Virtual Machine Backup and Recovery
    • IAM Managed Services
    • Cloud-Testing Tools and Services
    • Cloud Security Assessments
    • Data Loss Prevention
    • IaaS Container Encryption
  • Entering the Plateau
    • Application Security as a Service
    • High-Assurance Hypervisors
    • Identity-Proofing Services
    • Tokenization
  • Appendixes
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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