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One of the biggest concerns customers have when it comes to software-as-a-service applications in particular and cloud computing in general is storing sensitive data in the cloud.
But what if IT organizations could allow users to access SaaS applications without having to store sensitive data in the cloud? That's the premise behind a Privacy, Residency and Security (PRS) data governance appliance from PerspecSys.
A new survey conducted by The Ponemon Institute shows that IT organizations are struggling with security associated with cloud computing. But PerspecSys CTO Terry Woloszyn says the real issue is finding a way to take advantage of SaaS applications in the cloud without being required to store all your data in those applications.
At the moment, the PRC server works with SaaS applications from Salesforce.com. But Woloszyn says the company will shortly add support for a range of SaaS applications and cloud computing platforms as the company develops a plug-in for each environment.
With IT organizations trying to find the middle ground between the lower costs and flexibility of cloud computing on the one hand, and security and data governance on the other, PerspecSys may be one of those rare examples of a company being in the right place at just the right time.