Barracuda unveils Malaysia’s cloud transition

Barracuda Networks revealed that 44% of Malaysian users felt confident that their organisations move to the public cloud was secure in a survey.

The cloud-connected storage and security solutions provider surveyed 450 people from 6 countries in the Asia Pacific, including Malaysia, who work in manufacturing, financial services and technology.

Barracuda’s vice president of Asia Pacific, James Forbes-May, revealed that 58% of Malaysians surveyed said they trust the cloud more than they did five years ago. Although, only 36.10% of Malaysian respondents said their organisations use the cloud.

Google; the preferred public cloud provider

The Malaysian survey participants chose Google as their preferred public cloud provider, with 70% of organisations using the service; 48% cited using Amazon’s services and Microsoft Azure was close behind with 40%.

The survey findings showed that security is a concern; with 66% of Malaysian respondents saying their organisations had added additional security measures to secure access to the public cloud.

Forbes-May added: “68% of Malaysian surveyed said their organisations have been targeted by cyber security attacks in the past.

Storing bank details in the public cloud

“These attacks hinder business operations and worst business loss. 37% of the Asian Pacific respondents said customers or employees lost faith in the organisations security measures.

“While 30% reported a temporary closure of business; 22% of those surveyed entirely lost their customers.”

Barracuda noted that despite security issues, 65% of Malaysian respondents store their bank details in the public cloud, with 48% admitting they store personal employee data via the public cloud.

Written by Leah Alger